MASON, OH - AUGUST 15: James Blake hits a forehand against Kei Nishikori of Japan during day five of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15, 2012 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - James Blake beat Spain's Albert Ramos 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday night in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.
Blake had seven aces to advance to a second-round matchup against fifth-seeded Andy Roddick on Monday night.
Columbia's Santiago Giraldo beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in another first-round match.
Steve Darcis of Belgium beat countryman Xavier Malisse, 6-3, 6-0; Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia edged Tunisia's Malek Jaziri, 6-2, 6-2; and Belgium's David Goffin topped France's Nicolas Mahut, 7-6 (3), 6-1.