James Blake “Tennis Tuesday”

ESPN on James Blake’s tennis career winding down

From Wikipedia:

James Riley Blake[1] (born December 28, 1979) is an American professional tennis player. Blake is known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. As of August 2011, Blake is ranked no. 63 among active male players with 24 career finals appearances (10–14 record). His career highlights include reaching the final of the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup, the semifinals of the Beijing Olympics and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (2008) and US Open (2005, 2006). His two titles for the United States at the Hopman Cup are an event record. Blake was a key performer for the United States 2007 Davis Cup championship team, going 2–0 in the championship tie vs. Russia at second singles. In 2005, Blake was presented with the Comeback Player of the Year award for his remarkable return to the tour. Later, in 2008, Blake was awarded another honor by the ATP where he was named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year. On July 3, 2007, Blake’s autobiography Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, which discussed his comeback after his unlucky 2004 season, was released and debuted at no. 22 on the New York Times Best Seller list. He co-wrote this book with Andrew Friedman.

Uploaded by on Jan 17, 2012

James Blake talking about his life during 2006



James Blake
Country United States United States
Residence Saddlebrook Florida , Tampa, Florida, United States
Born December 28, 1979 (1979-12-28) (age 32)
Yonkers, New York
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize money US $7,342,281
Career record 349–229 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 4 (November 20, 2006)
Current ranking No. 57 (February 13, 2012)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF (2008)
French Open 3R (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (2006, 2007)
US Open QF (2005, 2006)
Career record 109–104 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 31 (March 31, 2003)
Current ranking No. 214 (November 22, 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2005)
French Open 2R (2002)
Wimbledon SF (2009)
US Open 2R (2000, 2001)
Last updated on: September 17, 2010. 
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