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Top-seeded Blake wins first-round match at RCA Open

Updated: July 15, 2008, 10:51 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- American James Blake looked rusty before he rallied to beat unheralded Israeli Dudi Sela 7-6 (2), 6-2 Tuesday in a first-round match at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships.

Blake, top-seeded and ranked eighth in the world, hadn't played a singles match since losing to Rainer Schuettler in the second round at Wimbledon last month. The 78th-ranked Sela led 2-0 in the opening set and had a 30-love lead in the next game before Blake improved.

Blake took a 5-3 lead ...

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