Blake entered the hard-court tournament seeded third and with the 2006 and 2007 Medibank titles to his credit but Fabrice Santoro eliminated Blake 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
Top-seeded Richard Gasquet got past Igor Andreev 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) and No. 4-seeded Tomas Berdych swept by Filippo Volandri 6-1, 6-3 in first-round play. Eight-seeded Fernando Verdasco had a tougher time by made it to the second round with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez.
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