James Blake pulls off upset

Updated: August 12, 2013, 11:36 PM ET
Associated Press

MASON, Ohio -- James Blake upset No. 16 seed Jerzy Janowicz 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday.

The 33-year-old Blake reached the tournament's second round for the second straight year.

Janowicz, ranked 16th, lost in his first appearance at the tournament. He lost to eventual champion Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semifinals.

"He's a really good player," Blake said of Janowicz. "I knew he could be a little up and down. He definitely didn't ...

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