Down 15-40 on serve at 4-4 in the third set, Ernests Gulbis could have thrown in the towel. It was windy, Haas was playing solid tennis, it's been a long week through six matches in Delray. But instead, Gulbis decided to dig down and make a fight of it. He raised his level and attacked Tommy, playing fearless tennis. Making some incredible plays at net and scrambling around the baseline. He held for the 5-4 lead. Haas held serve and Gulbis again got himself into trouble, this time a treacherous 0-40 hole. But once again, Gulbis dug down deep and survived the game, with the help of some massive serving and a netcord which deflected a Haas overhead just wide to get to deuce. Haas again held and they went to a deathbreaker. Showing remarkable cool, Gulbis dominated with consistency and excellent defense, and veteran Haas, winner of 508 career matches and 13 singles titles, was the one to falter, falling behind into a 5-2 deficit. Gulbis finished the job without any drama and will now play Sunday's final vs. Isner or Vasselin. It will be the third final of Gulbis' career. He is a perfect 2-0 in finals, taking titles here in Delray and Los Angeles. It was a very impressive display of top tennis and mental toughness under intense pressure today by a man very much on the rise, Ernests Gulbis, who looks like a man destined to surpass his previous career high ranking and into the top 20 or even 10.