Blake's first-round match at Delray suspended due to rain

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DELRAY BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - American James Blake's first round match with Taylor Dent at the Delray Beach International tennis tournament was suspended due to rain on Tuesday.

The match was poised at 1-1 with Blake serving at 5-3 in the third. The tie will be completed Wednesday.

In earlier action, second seed Ivo Karlovic advanced with a straight sets win and is the highest seeded player left in the tournament after German Tommy Haas was upset a day earlier.

Benjamin Becker (third seed), Jeremy Chardy (fourth) and Florian Mayer (sixth) also moved on with victories.

(Reporting by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles, California; Editing Peter Rutherford)