Gael Monfils, Pete Sampras in exhibition

Updated: February 8, 2011, 2:37 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- James Blake won his first competitive match since October, beating qualifier Jesse Levine 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the SAP Open on Monday.

Blake had not played since losing to Lukasz Kubot in the first round in Vienna this past October because of shoulder and knee injuries. Blake, a 10-time winner on tour who was once ranked as high as fourth in the world, has fallen to 170th in the latest rankings.

Blake previously overcame a broken neck and a case ...

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