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Gulbis wins Nice title

Ernests Gulbis lifted his sixth career title on Saturday and his first on clay as he won the Open de Nice Cote D'Azur.

The Latvian was a 6-1 7-6 (7/5) victor against Federico Delbonis and ended a three-year Spanish domination of the event.

The 25-year-old is now 12-4 on clay this season and will head to the French Open with increased confidence. He meets Lukasz Kubot in the first round.

A quick start helped him in this one, breaking for a 3-1 lead and then going on to secure the set in 26 minutes.

His Argentinian opponent improved in the second set and saw off three break points, but paid the price for not being able to make the most of a 4-2 lead in the tie-break.