Blake is not in his best form, but the Cinci playing surface is ideally suited to his game. Gulbis has loads of talent, but he really doesn't have very good results on hard courts to date. What's his best win on hard courts to this point? Robredo at the U.S. Open last year? And what's his second best win on the surface? I'll pick Blake in 3 close sets, but I could easily see Gulbis winning.
E-Gul, as you know, had a great tournament at Roland Garros. i am still waiting for him to fully announce his arrival on the big stage at the masters events. he has to start making the quarters and semis on consistent basis now. the potential is there.