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Encyclopedia > James Blake
James Blake
Country Flag of the United States United States
Residence Saddlebrook, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Date of birth December 28, 1979 (1979-12-28) (age 28)
Place of birth Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Height 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$5,848,841
Singles
Career record: 275 - 165
Career titles: 10
Highest ranking: No. 4 (November 20, 2006)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF (2008)
French Open 3R (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (2006, 2007)
US Open QF (2005, 2006)
Doubles
Career record: 89 - 85
Career titles: 5
Highest ranking: No. 31 (March 31, 2003)

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James Riley Blake[1] (born December 28, 1979 in Yonkers, New York, United States) is an American professional tennis player and is currently the 8th ranked player in the world as of April 7, 2008. He is the second-ranked American player behind Andy Roddick. Blake is known for his speed and powerful forehands. In 2006 he reached the final of the Tennis Masters Cup but lost to World No. 1 Roger Federer in three sets, 6–0, 6–3, 6–4. On July 3, 2007, Blake's book, Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, discussing his comeback after his unlucky 2004 season, was released and debuted at #22 on the New York Times Best Seller list. He wrote this book along with Andrew Friedman. is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Nickname: Location in the State of New York Coordinates: , Country State County Westchester Founded 1646 Incorporated 1872 Government  - Mayor Philip A. Amicone Area  - Total 20. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrew Stephen Andy Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ... The 2006 Tennis Masters Cup will be held in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China between November 12 and November 19, 2006. ... The Tennis Masters Cup is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of each year, involving the top eight players in the mens tennis world rankings. ... Federer redirects here. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ... Andrew Friedman is the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise in Major League Baseball. ...

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Early life

Blake was born in Yonkers, New York to African-American father Tommy Sr. and White British mother Betty.[2] He has a brother, Thomas Jr., who is also a professional tennis player, and three older half-brothers, Jason, Christopher, and Howard, and a half-sister, Michelle. Nickname: Location in the State of New York Coordinates: , Country State County Westchester Founded 1646 Incorporated 1872 Government  - Mayor Philip A. Amicone Area  - Total 20. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... White British is an ethnic classification used in the United Kingdom Census 2001, 92. ...


Blake started playing tennis at age five alongside his brother Thomas. When 13, he was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and for five years as a teenager, he was forced to wear a full-length back brace for 18 hours a day, though not while playing tennis. Blake attended Fairfield Warde High School (then called Fairfield High School), in Fairfield, Connecticut. A schoolmate was future musician John Mayer. Blake was inspired to pursue tennis after hearing his role model, Arthur Ashe, speak to the Harlem Junior Tennis Program. Brian Barker was his first (and current) coach. He dropped out of Harvard University after his sophomore year to pursue a career in professional tennis. Motion of the spine can often delay healing, especially in fractures or in post-operative fusions. ... Fairfield Warde High School is a secondary school located in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym Connecticuter or Connecticutian[2] Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[4] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[5] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ... Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. ... Harvard redirects here. ... Sophomore is used (especially in the USA) for describing a student in the second year of study (generally referring to high school or university study). ...


Career

2000–2001

At the age 21, Blake saw his first Davis Cup action in 2001 against India and became the third African-American heritage to play the Davis Cup for the United States (after Arthur Ashe and MaliVai Washington). The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. ... MaliVai Washington (first name pronounced: mal-a-VEE-a) (born June 20, 1969, in Glen Cove, New York) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. ...


Ranked No. 120 in the world, Blake accepted a wild card into AMS Cincinnati. He beat a qualifier and Arnaud Clement to reach the round of 16 where he met Patrick Rafter. Blake came close to winning the first set (falling in a tiebreak), and after dropping the second set, Rafter, according to Blake's autobiography, complimented him at the net and boosted his confidence immeasurably by saying "Now do you believe you can beat someone like me, or even me?" The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... Arnaud Clément is a professional tennis player from France. ... Patrick Michael Rafter (born 28 December 1972) is an Australian former World No. ...


2002–2003

In January, Blake won the 2002 USTA Waikola Challenger in Hawaii. A month later, in Memphis, he posted his first win over a top-ten ranked opponent, Tommy Haas, who was then ranked fifth, and reached the finals, losing to Andy Roddick. He posted solid results over the summer, reaching the quarterfinals at the ATP Masters Series (AMS) event in Rome in May and then the finals at Newport in July. The USTA Waikola Challenger is one of the series of Challenger Events on the United States Tennis Association circuit. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Thomas Mario Haas (born April 3, 1978 in Hamburg) is a German tennis player who plays right handed. ... Andrew Stephen Andy Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ... Current ATP Masters Series logo The ATP Masters Series is a series of nine tennis tournaments that are part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, held annually throughout the year in Europe and North America. ...


In August in Cincinnati, he won his first career ATP Tour title and his first ATP Masters Series title: it came in doubles with Todd Martin and it made Blake the first African-American male to win a title of any kind in Cincinnati's 101-year history. He was also the first African-American to reach a final in Cincinnati since 1969 when Arthur Ashe reached the doubles finals with Charlie Pasarell. The next week in Washington, he won his first ATP Tour singles title by beating Andre Agassi in the semifinals and Paradorn Srichaphan in the final. The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... Todd Christopher Martin (born July 8, 1970, in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. ... Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. ... Charles Charlie Pasarell (born June 12, 1944, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former American tennis player and current tournament director and commentator. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is a former World No. ... Paradorn Srichaphan (Thai: ภราดร ศรีชาพันธุ์; born June 14, 1979) is a tennis player from Thailand. ...


At the U.S. Open, he reached the third round before falling to top-ranked Lleyton Hewitt in five sets. For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (IPA: [1]) (born 24 February 1981) is a former World No. ...


In 2003 his best results were a quarterfinal showing at AMS Indian Wells; a Round of 16 finish at the Australian Open, AMS Cincinnati and AMS Miami; a semifinal appearance at San Jose; and a finals appearance at Long Island. The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in the small city of Indian Wells, California. ... The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held at Key Biscayne, in Miami, Florida. ...


2004

The year of 2004 was an especially difficult year for Blake. While practicing with Robby Ginepri for the Masters event being held in Rome, he broke his neck when he slipped on the clay and collided with the net post. In July his father died as a result of stomach cancer. At the same time, Blake developed shingles, which temporarily paralyzed half his face and blurred his sight. Robby Ginepri (born October 7, 1982) is an American tennis player who turned professional in 2001. ... The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ... Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs; particularly the esophagus and the small intestine. ... Shingles redirects here, for other uses of the term, see Shingle. ...


With all these stresses and setbacks occurring all at once, Blake's future in tennis was in serious jeopardy.


2005

Blake's injuries and personal issues caused him to post relatively poor results for the first half of 2005, and by April his ranking was at No. 210. Blake made the decision to play the Challenger circuit, the "minor leagues" of tennis, in order to gain confidence and get more matches. In May, he entered Challenger events in Tunica, Mississippi, and Forest Hills, New York, and won both. He then rejoined the ATP circuit, and by August he was playing well enough to reach the final at the International Series event in Washington D.C., where he fell to Roddick.


He was then given a wild card into AMS Cincinnati, where he drew Federer in the first round. The following week he entered and won the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven, Connecticut, defeating Feliciano Lopez in the final. The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... Pilot Pen Tennis is a professional tennis tournament held in New Haven, U.S.. Held since 1990 its the tradional tournament just a week before the beginning of the fourth and last Grand Slam tournament of the season: the U.S. Open. ... New Haven redirects here. ... Feliciano Lopez (born on September 20, 1981) is a Spanish professional male tennis player. ...


His efforts that summer helped him re-enter the ATP Top 50, and after New Haven he was ranked No. 49.


Blake then accepted a wildcard into the US Open, where he defeated No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the round of 32. In the round of 16, he beat Tommy Robredo in four sets to reach the quarterfinals where he succumbed to Andre Agassi in a memorable fifth-set tiebreak after winning the first two sets. He lost 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–6 (6). For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... Rafael Nadal Parera (IPA: ) (born June 3, 1986, in Manacor, Mallorca) is a Spanish professional tennis player. ... Tommy Robredo Garcés (born 1 May 1982 in Hostalric, Girona) is a professional tennis player from Spain. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is a former World No. ...


In October at the Stockholm Open in Sweden, Blake won his third ATP tour title, defeating Srichaphan in the final. Blake finished 2005 ranked #22 in the world. The If Stockholm Open is an tennis event on the ATP Tour held in Stockholm, Sweden in the end of October or beginning of November each year. ...


2006

Blake started the year strong, winning the title at Sydney to take his fourth ATP tour title. He defeated Russian Igor Andreev in the final. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in 1972 to protect the interests of male professional Tennis players. ... Igor Andreev (born July 14, 1983) is a Russian professional tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia. ...


At the Australian Open he was seeded twentieth, and lost in the third round to Spaniard Tommy Robredo. Despite the loss, he cracked into the Top 20 for the first time in his career. The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Tommy Robredo Garcés (born 1 May 1982 in Hostalric, Girona) is a professional tennis player from Spain. ...


In March, he beat Hewitt in the final at Las Vegas for his fifth ATP tour title.


At the first AMS event of the year, Indian Wells, Blake defeated Robredo in the third round and world No. 2 Nadal in the semifinals to reach his first career ATP Masters Series singles final. He would lose in the final to Federer, but by reaching the finals of that event, Blake became the first African-American man since Arthur Ashe to reach the world's top 10. The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in the small city of Indian Wells, California. ... Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. ...


On clay, Blake defeated former world No. 1 Carlos Moyà in the first round at AMS Hamburg, and then lost to Mario Ancic in the third round. Carlos Moyà Llompart (born August 27, 1976), also known as Carles Moyà, Carlos Moyá or Carlos Moya, is a former World No. ... The Hamburg Masters is one of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tennis Masters Series tennis tournaments. ... Goran Ivanisevic and Mario Ancic playing doubles during the 2004 Queens Club Championships. ...


At the French Open, he took down rising Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in four sets in the second round, to become the last remaining American man at the French. However, in the next round, he was beaten by Frenchman Gaël Monfils in five sets. This article is about the tennis tournament. ... Nicolas Almagro (b. ... Gaël Monfils (pronounced ) (born on September 1, 1986 in Bobigny (near Paris), France) is a professional male tennis player from France. ...


To start the grass court season, he made what many considered to be a surprising run at the Stella Artois Championships, reaching the finals, defeating Andy Roddick in the semifinal. He lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the final. The Stella Artois Championships are held anually at The Queens Club, London in the run-up to Wimbledon. ... Andrew Stephen Andy Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ... Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (IPA: [1]) (born 24 February 1981) is a former World No. ...


At Wimbledon, Blake progressed to the third round, but lost to Max Mirnyi in five sets.[2] The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ... Max Mirnyi (nicknamed The Beast) (Belarusian: Максім Мірны, Maksim Mirny; born July 6, 1977) is a tennis player from Belarus. ...


Blake's first tournament after Wimbledon was at the International Series event at Indianapolis, and he went on to win the singles title by defeating Roddick (for the second time in 2006) in the final. Just by reaching the Indy final, Blake earned enough points to be ranked No. 5 in the world. He also lost in the third round to Marat Safin in Washington D.C., and in the first round in New Haven to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo. International Series is a series of professional tennis tournaments held internationally that are part of the ATP Tour. ... Marat Mikhailovich Safin (Tatar: ; Russian: ; b. ... Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (born January 6, 1978 in Alicante, Spain) is a professional male tennis player from Spain. ...


Blake didn't fare so well in the summer's biggest tournaments, losing in the second round to the eventual finalist in both of the summer ATP Masters Series events. At AMS Canada, he fell to Richard Gasquet (who would reach the final that week before losing to Roger Federer), and at AMS Cincinnati he lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero (who lost in the final to Andy Roddick). Richard Gasquet (born 18 June 1986) is a French tennis player. ... The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat (born February 12, 1980) is a former World No. ...


At the U.S. Open, Blake reached the quarterfinals where he lost to top seed and defending champion Roger Federer. In that match, Blake managed to win his first set against Federer, winning the third set in a tiebreaker (11–9). For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... Federer redirects here. ...


In his debut appearance at the Thailand Open in Bangkok, Blake won his seventh singles title, defeating Jarkko Nieminen in the quarterfinal, Marat Safin in the semifinal, and Ivan Ljubičić for the first time in the final. The Thailand Open is tennis tournament held in the city of Bangkok, in the country of Thailand. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Country: Finland Residence: Helsinki, FIN Height: 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) Weight: 78 kg (172 lb) Plays: Left Turned pro: 2000 Highest singles ranking: 24 (16-01-2006) Singles titles: 1 Career prize money: $1,935,641 Jarkko Nieminen (born July 23, 1981 in Masku, Finland) is a professional... Marat Mikhailovich Safin (Tatar: ; Russian: ; b. ... Ivan Ljubičić ([], born March 19, 1979) is a Croatian tennis player. ...


Just two weeks later, Blake won his fifth title of 2006, successfully defending his 2005 title in Stockholm, by defeating Jarkko Nieminen in the final. For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Country: Finland Residence: Helsinki, FIN Height: 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) Weight: 78 kg (172 lb) Plays: Left Turned pro: 2000 Highest singles ranking: 24 (16-01-2006) Singles titles: 1 Career prize money: $1,935,641 Jarkko Nieminen (born July 23, 1981 in Masku, Finland) is a professional...


For the first time in his career, Blake qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai. Blake went 2–1 in the Gold Group, defeating world No. 2 Nadal and No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko, but losing, in an inconsequential match, against No. 6 Tommy Robredo. Blake qualified for the semifinals, where he steamrolled defending champion David Nalbandian, 6–4, 6–1. He went on to the final against Federer, but lost the match in three sets. Blake finished 2006 at a career-high World Number 4, and also finished the year as the highest-ranked American tennis player. The Tennis Masters Cup is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of each year, involving the top eight players in the mens tennis world rankings. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Nikolay Vladimirovich Davydenko (Russian: ; born June 2, 1981 in Severodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian[1] tennis player. ... Tommy Robredo Garcés (born 1 May 1982 in Hostalric, Girona) is a professional tennis player from Spain. ... David Nalbandian (born January 1, 1982) is an Argentinian professional tennis player who is currently ranked 7th in the world according to the South African Airways/ATP Rankings of June 16th, 2008. ...


2007

2007 prepared a great start for Blake, who collected his first title of the year at the Sydney International for second consecutive time. However, he then suffered a disappointing loss in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open, losing to tenth seed and eventual finalist Fernando Gonzalez 7–5, 6–4, 7–6 (4). He followed that up with a loss to Tomáš Berdych in Davis Cup play and a second round loss in the SAP Open (San Jose) to #103 ranked Ivo Karlović. Fernando González at the 2004 Summer Olympics Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi (born July 29, 1980), nicknamed El Bombardero de La Reina (Spanish La Reinas Bomber) and Mano de Piedra (Hand of Stone,) is a professional tennis player from Chile. ... Tomáš Berdych (IPA: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈbÉ›rdɪx]; born September 17, 1985, in ValaÅ¡ské Meziříčí) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. ... Ivo Karlović (born 28 February 1979 in Zagreb) is a Croatian tennis player. ...


At the 2007 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas, as the defending champion, he was involved with a deep controversy. It was one of the several tournaments experimenting with the new round robin format [3], and Blake had lost his first match to Evgeny Korolev. Korolev lost his other match to Juan Martin Del Potro. In order for Blake to advance to the quarters, he had to defeat Del Potro in straight sets while losing five games or less. This would result in a three-way tie, with Blake losing the fewest games. With Blake leading 6–1 3–1, Del Potro retired. This eliminated Del Potro from the three-way tie as he failed to complete one of his matches. Korolev then moved on to the next round, breaking the tie because he had defeated Blake in their match. The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ...


That caused a big uproar among fans, James Blake, and commentators, as they felt James Blake deserved to advance. After a press conference of many hours, the ATP, led by Etienne de Villiers, decided that, since Blake would have met the guidelines the way the match was going, and since neither player knew the consequences of retiring (Del Potro said he would have finished the match had he known), Blake would have advanced anyway. They overruled the tournament guidelines, giving Blake a place in the quarterfinals.


The following morning, De Villiers reversed his reversal deeming that it was unfair to Korolev as you shouldn't change the rules in mid-tournament, regardless of what happened. As a result, Korolev re-advanced to the quarterfinals, sending Blake to Indian Wells without a 3rd consecutive title defense. Shortly after this incident, the ATP decided to cancel the round robin format, reverting any tournaments planning a round robin draw to the standard single-elimination draw [4].


Roland Garros 2007 was a disappointment for Blake, losing in the first round to Ivo Karlovic 4–6 6–4 7–5 7–5. Blake was one of nine American men to lose in the first round of Roland Garros. This was the first time in the open era where an American male had not made it into a Grand Slam second round. The 2007 French Open (Roland Garros) was held in Paris, France from 27 May through to 10 June 2007. ... Ivo Karlović (born February 28, 1979) is a Croatian tennis player. ...


In Wimbledon 2007, James reached the third round, matching his best showing there (2006), but was unable to get past former World Number 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, losing 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–6. The 2007 Wimbledon Championships were held between 25 June and 8 July 2007. ... Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat (born February 12, 1980) is a former World No. ...


During the summer hardcourt season, he advanced to his second career ATP Masters Series event and won a singles title. At AMS Cincinnati, he beat Alejandro Falla, Nicolas Kiefer, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Sam Querrey and Nikolay Davydenko en route to the final before falling to Roger Federer. He won the singles title at Penn Pilot in New Haven,CT, and started the North American hardcourt season by reaching the finals at Los Angeles, losing to Radek Stepanek in three sets, 7–6, 5–7, 6–2 after having three set points in the first set. The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is today the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city. ... Federer redirects here. ... Radek Stepanek (Born November 27, 1978, Karvina) is a professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia. ...


In the second round of the 2007 U.S. Open, he won his first career five-set match against Fabrice Santoro, whom he defeated 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4. Blake made it to the fourth round, where he lost to No. 10 Tommy Haas in five sets, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–0, 7–6(4), despite having match points in the fifth set. For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... Fabrice Vetea Santoro (born December 9, 1972) is a French professional male tennis player known for using both hands for every possible shot. ... Thomas Mario Haas (born April 3, 1978 in Hamburg) is a German tennis player who plays right handed. ...


Blake and the rest of the US Davis Cup team defeated Sweden in September to reach the finals against Russia. // Categories: | ...


James also participated in Madrid and Basel. In Madrid, he fell to former top ten star Mario Ančić in the second round. In Basel, he fell in the second round to Ivo Karlović. However, Blake teamed with former number one doubles player Mark Knowles of the Bahamas to make the final. In the first round, he and Knowles upset U.S. Open champions Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle in three sets. In the semifinals, the team bore match points twelve times, and finally defeated Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett, the second seeds, 7–5 6–7 [12–10] with thirteen needed match points. [3] Their luck, however, was halted by top seeds and top ranked Bob and Mike Bryan, who are Blake's Davis Cup teammates. Blake and Knowles lost 6–1 6–1. After the match, James quoted: "'Yes, they played as well I have seen them play in a while. It’s tough. I have seen them do it to a lot of guys in Davis Cup from the sidelines and know how little fun it is to face them. That’s the reason why they are the best doubles team in the world right now. [At the start of the week] I told Mark I had not won a lot of doubles matches this year, so I was glad to have him get me through a couple of wins. I had a great time and a lot of fun. Getting a chance to play with one of the best doubles players, really ever, was exciting for me. I learnt plenty and hopefully we’ll be better next time.'" [4] Mario Ančić (born March 30, 1984) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. ... Mark Knowles (born September 4, 1971 in Nassau, Bahamas) is a professional male tennis player from the Bahamas. ... [--168. ... Simon Aspelin (born May 11, 1974 in Saltsjobaden) is a professional doubles player (tennis) from Sweden who turned professional in 1998. ... Julian Knowle is an Austrian male professional tennis player. ... Paul Hanley (born November 12, 1977 in Melbourne, Australia) is a professional male tennis player from Australia. ... Kevin Ullyett (born on May 23, 1972 in Harare) is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bob Bryan. ...


Blake lost in the third round of Paris to Richard Gasquet and thus finished outside the top eight players, losing his chance to defend the points he gained as finalist in the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup. Richard Gasquet (born 18 June 1986) is a French tennis player. ... The Tennis Masters Cup is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of each year, involving the top eight players in the mens tennis world rankings. ...


James Blake won his match in the 2007 Davis Cup finals against Mikhail Youzhny, 6–3, 7–6, 6–7, 7–6 (and also against Dmitry Tursunov). Andy Roddick won his match versus Tursunov and Bob and Mike Bryan won the doubles rubber over Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko, sealing the Davis Cup win for the United States.[5][6] The 2007 Davis Cup is the 96th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in mens tennis. ... Mikhail Youzhny (Russian:  ) born June 25, 1982 in Moscow, USSR (now Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Dmitry Igorevich Tursunov (Russian: Дми́трий И́горевич Турсу́нов ( ) (born December 12, 1982 in Moscow, Russia) is a professional male tennis player from Russia. ... Andrew Stephen Andy Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ... Igor Andreev (born July 14, 1983) is a Russian professional tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia. ... Nikolay Vladimirovich Davydenko (Russian: ; born June 2, 1981 in Severodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian[1] tennis player. ...


2008

James Blake began 2008 hoping to win his third consecutive Medibank International title. However, the defending champion bowed out of the tournament in the first round, losing to French veteran Fabrice Santoro(7–6, 6–2). The third seed was said to be "uncharacteristic" in reference to his frustration. The Medibank International is a professional tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia. ... Fabrice Vetea Santoro (born December 9, 1972) is a French professional male tennis player known for using both hands for every possible shot. ...


At the Australian Open, Blake defeated his first round opponent, Chilean Nicolas Massu. He then defeated compatriot Michael Russell (6–3 6–2 6–2). In the third round, he fought back from two sets down to best French veteran Sebastien Grosjean, who had beaten him in each of their three previous meetings. The 2008 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 14 January through 27 January 2008. ... Nicolás Massú at the 2004 Summer Olympics Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried (born October 10, 1979), nicknamed Vampiro (Spanish for vampire) is a tennis player from Chile. ... Michael Russell (Mike Russell) (born August 1953 in Bromley, Kent) is a member of the Scottish Parliament for the South of Scotland region. ... Sébastien René Grosjean (born May 29, 1978, Marseille, France) is a professional tennis player from France. ...


In the fourth round, Blake beat Marin Čilić in three sets to advance to the quarterfinals, his best showing yet down under. In the quarterfinal, James Blake faced world No. 1 Roger Federer, and fell in straight sets, 7–5, 7–6 ( 7–5) 6–4. Although out of the Australian Open, Blake's ranking jumped back into the Top 10 to No. 9 following his best performance down under yet. Marin ÄŒilić (born on September 28, 1988; in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. ...


In Davis Cup, the USA played Austria on clay. James defeated Stefan Koubek in four sets (5–7, 7–5, 6–2, 6–2). Despite being down 2–5 in the second set, James turned things around, helped in part by unforced errors by Koubek.


In Delray Beach, James made it to the final for the second consecutive year, but fell to No. 244 Kei Nishikori in three sets in the final. In San Jose, he rebounded from that loss by defeating compatriot Sam Warburg in straight sets in the first round and Jesse Levine in straight sets in the second round. However, he lost to Robby Ginepri on the following round. Kei Nishikori (born December 29, 1989 in Shimane, Japan) is a Japanese male tennis player. ... Robby Ginepri (born October 7, 1982) is an American tennis player who turned professional in 2001. ...


At the 2008 Pacific Life Open, Blake, the ninth seed, received a "bye" in the first round, before defeating Marc Gicquel 6–3, 6–7 (5), 6–1 in the second round. In the third round, Blake beat former world number one Carlos Moyà 6–3, 6–4.[7][8]. He then defeated Richard Gasquet in the fourth round in straight sets 6–4, 6–2, before losing to Rafael Nadal in the quarter finals 7–5, 3–6, 6–3. A bye is when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing. ... Marc Gicquel (born March 30, 1977 in Tunis, Tunisia) is a professional male tennis player from France. ... Carlos Moyà Llompart (born August 27, 1976), also known as Carles Moyà, Carlos Moyá or Carlos Moya, is a former World No. ... Richard Gasquet (born 18 June 1986) is a French tennis player. ... Rafael Nadal Parera (IPA: ) (born June 3, 1986, in Manacor, Mallorca) is a Spanish professional tennis player. ...


At the 2008 Miami Masters, Blake reached the quarterfinals, but again lost to Rafael Nadal in three sets. The score was 6–3, 3–6, 1–6.


In Davis Cup, Team USA played France. Unfortunately for France, they were missing two of their best players, Richard Gasquet and Jo Wilfried Tsonga due to injuries. Gasquet had blisters on his right hand and a sore knee, and Tsonga had an ankle injury. So Michael Llodra and Paul Henri-Mathieu were the players playing singles for France. After Andy Roddick defeated Llodra, James would play Mathieu. James won in a three-hour, 48-minute, five-set match against the Frenchman, 7–6, 6–7, 6–3, 3–6, 7–5. He had to save two match points to defeat the number 12 Mathieu.


Blake then started the clay court season at the River Oaks International tournament in Houston, Texas. He defeated Nishikori in the first round (6–4, 6–4), 15-year-old Ryan Harrison in the second round, No. 5 seed Agustin Calleri of Argentina in the quarters, and Oscar Hernandez of Spain in the semifinals (6–3, 7–6). In his second ATP final of the year and his first career clay-court final, Blake fell to Spaniard Marcel Granollers Pujol, 4–6, 6–1, 5–7. Houston redirects here. ... Agustin Calleri (born September 14, 1976) is a professional male tennis player from Argentina. ... Oscar Hernandez (born March 22, 1954 in Manhattan, New York City) is a renowned musician, musical arranger and producer who composed the musical theme for the popular HBO T.V. series Sex and the City. Oscar Hernandez Hernandezs family moved to the United States from Puerto Rico in the...


James received a wild card to play in the clay tournament in Barcelona, Spain. However, he lost in the first round to German Denis Gremelmayr in straight sets.


Looking for a better performance on clay, James played in the Master Series tournament in Rome. He received a bye in the first round. In the second round, he faced Italian hope Andreas Seppi. James won in three sets 7–6, 3–6, 6–1. In the third round, he faced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. He won in three sets 5–7, 7–5, 6–2.


At the French, he made it to the second round before being defeated by Ernests Gulbis. Ernests Gulbis (born August 30, 1988) is a tennis player from Latvia. ...


Playing Style

Blake adopts an offensive baseline strategy which he achieves through his aggressive powerful forehands that are deep and flat. He undoubtedly possesses one of the strongest forehands on the tour. He is also an excellent returner of serve, he makes use of compact swings to aggressively return, reminiscent of Andre Agassi . His forehands, due to being flat and deep, offer little room for error when compared to high margin shots which employ topspin. Although, Blake can incorporate an all-court playing style by aiming his shots down the lines, or moving an opponent from side to side and proceeding to finish the point at the net by smash or volley. Blake is also noted for his exceptional court coverage, speed, and athleticism. He is noted for having incredible foot speed but lacking in footwork. His backhand has improved tremendously over the course of his career, what used to be considered a weakness has now become a powerful and reliable shot; He occasionally employs the slice backhand. He has been criticized for not having variety in his game, seeing as he will try to outhit his opponent on the baseline with raw power, rather than consistency. In tennis, a player uses different strategies that both enhance his own strengths and exploit his opponents weaknesses in order to gain the advantage and win more points. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is a former World No. ... In sports, in particular racquet sports, topspin is a property of a shot where the ball rotates as if rolling in the same direction as it is moving. ... In tennis, a player uses different strategies that both enhance his own strengths and exploit his opponents weaknesses in order to gain the advantage and win more points. ... In racquet sports, Backspin a. ... Justine Henin has one of the best one-handed backhands in todays tennis The backhand in tennis is a stroke hit by swinging the racquet away from ones body in the direction of where the player wants the ball to go. ...


Blake's style of play is best suited for hard courts as his flat shots tend to stay low and move quickly across the court; this approach is relatively ineffective on clay courts. Apart from winning hard court tournaments, Blake has made some considerable runs to the finals of a few grass tournaments.


Equipment

Blake worked with Prince to create a new racquet featuring Prince's O3 technology. The endeavor resulted in the Prince O3 Hybrid Tour. However, Blake did not feel comfortable with this racquet, or with the O3 technology. Blake ended his relationship with Prince. He switched to the Dunlop Aerogel 2Hundred for Wimbledon which is characterized by its low power, 95 square inch head size, and a dense 18 x 20 string pattern. Blake said, "The new Aerogel racquet technology provides several frame specifications that will suit my game well and give me the confidence to know that I can take my career to new heights." [5]. His racquet is strung with Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L String at a relatively high tension (60+ pounds). The high tension and dense string pattern are thought to help provide better control for his powerful strokes. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Dunlop Sport is a a tennis, squash, clothing and travel equipment brand, that specializes in sporting goods . ...


His clothing sponsor is Nike, and he frequently wears the power sleeveless tops which are identical to Rafael Nadal's and Carlos Moya's. His shoes are Nike Air Max Breathe Cage II. Nike, Inc. ...


Career Highlights

  • August 5, 2002: Wins his first ATP title - the doubles title at AMS Cincinnati with Todd Martin
  • November, 2002: Finishes the year ranked No. 28 on the ATP Tour
  • January, 2003: Reaches the fourth round of the Australian Open, losing to finalist Rainer Schüttler in four sets
  • January, 2004: Reaches the fourth round of the Australian Open, losing to finalist Marat Safin in four sets
  • March 19, 2006: Reaches his first ATP Masters Series singles final, losing to Roger Federer in the final of AMS Indian Wells
  • March 20, 2006: Breaks into the world top ten for the first time—ranked No. 9, moving up from No. 14
  • June 17, 2006: Defeats Andy Roddick for the first time (semifinals at Queen's)
  • August 21, 2006: Achieves a ranking of No. 5
  • November 4, 2006: Secures a spot in the Tennis Masters Cup for the first time in his career
  • November 18, 2006: Reaches Masters Cup final in Shanghai, after beating David Nalbandian 6–4, 6–1
  • November 19, 2006: Achieves a career-high No. 4 ranking, becoming the top-ranked American, despite losing the TMC final against Roger Federer.
  • August 19, 2007: Reaches his second career ATP Masters Series singles final (Cincinnati)

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Notable Matches

  • 2001 Cincinnati Masters, round of 16: Came close to beating Patrick Rafter on August 9, 2001; according to Blake's book (page 16), at the net afterward, Rafter compliments Blake and says "You didn't win because you didn't believe you could win."
  • 2005 2005 U.S. Open third round: beat Rafael Nadal on September 3, 2005, which was his first win over a Top 10 player in a Grand Slam event.
  • 2005 U.S. Open quarterfinals: lost to Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6, 6–7(6). Blake dominated Agassi in the first two sets with a break early in the third; however, Agassi adapted to Blake's game and took the match to a fifth set tiebreak where Blake got the early lead, though Agassi would take the match. The inspired play from both men led many to call this one of the greatest matches in US history. The match itself was nominated for an ESPY award.
  • 2006 Tennis Channel Open final: defeated Lleyton Hewitt 7–5, 2–6, 6–3. It was (and to date still is) the only time Blake has won over the Australian, as Hewitt possesses a 7–1 record[9] advantage in meetings over Blake.
  • 2006 2006 U.S. Open quarterfinals: lost to Roger Federer 7–6 (7), 6–0, 6–7 (9), 6–4. Blake took a set from Federer for the first time in his career.
  • 2007 2007 U.S. Open second round: on August 30, 2007, James Blake won his first ever five-set match over Fabrice Santoro, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4. It was his tenth five-set match.
  • 2007 U.S. Open fourth round: lost to Tommy Haas despite 3 match points: 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–0, 7–6(4).
  • 2008 Australian Open third round: defeated Sebastien Grosjean to win his first ever match after losing the first two sets; Blake was down 1–4 in the 4th set coming back for the eventual win, 4–6, 2–6, 6–0, 7–6(5), 6–2.

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Personal life

Away from tennis, Blake also enjoys golf and basketball. He is a big fan of the New York Mets. Blake was featured on Bravo's second edition of Celebrity Poker Showdown, but got 2nd after losing to Maura Tierney.[10] This article is about the game. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008) Citi Field (2009-Present) Polo Grounds... This article is about the U.S. cable network. ... Celebrity Poker Showdown was a celebrity game show on the cable network Bravo. ... Maura Lynn Tierney (born February 3, 1965) is an Emmy-nominated American actress, known for her roles on television, particularly as a cast member of the 1990s situation comedy NewsRadio and, later, the long-running medical drama ER. // After appearing in several plays, she moved to Los Angeles, California and...


Blake appeared in People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue. [11] He once dated Jennifer Scholle[12] and until recently, was dating US Women's Soccer Player Heather Mitts. [13] People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ... Heather Blaine Mitts (born June 9, 1978 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a U.S. womens soccer player. ...


He is also good friends with singer/songwriter John Mayer, who also attended Fairfield High School.[14] When Blake was invited by Virginia's Anthem Insurance to do a cancer charity game honoring his late father, he invited John Mayer, Andy Roddick and Gavin DeGraw to perform.[15] John Clayton Mayer (born on October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into WellPoint. ... John Clayton Mayer (born on October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Andrew Stephen Andy Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. ... This article is about the singer. ...


James has appeared on show called No Strings on the Tennis Channel where he said that he has not so great looking feet.


Tennis Masters Cup singles finals

Runner-up (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
2006 Shanghai Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer 6–0, 6–3, 6–4

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ATP Masters Series singles finals

Runner-up (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
2006 Indian Wells Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer 7–5, 6–3, 6–0
2007 Cincinnati Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer 6–1, 6–4

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Career finals (29)

Singles wins (10)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 12 August 2002 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard Flag of Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 1–6, 7–6(5), 6–4
2. 22 August 2005 New Haven, U.S. Hard Flag of Spain Feliciano López 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
3. 10 October 2005 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Flag of Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 6–1, 7–6(6)
4. 9 January 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard Flag of Russia Igor Andreev 6–2, 3–6, 7–6(3)
5. 27 February 2006 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Flag of Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
6. 17 July 2006 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Flag of the United States Andy Roddick 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(5)
7. 25 September 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Flag of Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 6–3, 6–1
8. 15 October 2006 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Flag of Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 6–2
9. 13 January 2007 Sydney, Australia Hard Flag of Spain Carlos Moyà 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
10. 25 August 2007 New Haven, U.S. Hard Flag of the United States Mardy Fish 7–5, 6–4

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Singles runner-ups (12)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 25 February 2002 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Flag of the United States Andy Roddick 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
2. 15 July 2002 Newport, U.S. Grass Flag of the United States Taylor Dent 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
3. 25 August 2003 Long Island, U.S. Hard Flag of Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 6–2, 6–4
4. 8 August 2005 Washington D.C., U.S. Hard Flag of the United States Andy Roddick 7–5, 6–3
5. 20 March 2006 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer 7–5, 6–3, 6–0
6. 19 June 2006 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Flag of Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–4, 6–4
7. 20 November 2006 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai Hard (i) Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
8. 4 February 2007 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Flag of Belgium Xavier Malisse 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
9. 22 July 2007 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Flag of the Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 7–6(7) 5–7 6–2
10. 19 August 2007 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Flag of Switzerland Roger Federer 6–1, 6–4
11. 17 February 2008 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Flag of Japan Kei Nishikori 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
12. 20 April 2008 Houston, U.S. Clay Flag of Spain Marcel Granollers Pujol 6–4, 1–6, 7–5

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Doubles wins (5)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 5 August 2002 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Flag of the United States Todd Martin Flag of India Mahesh Bhupathi
Flag of Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–5, 6–3
2. 10 March 2003 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Flag of the Bahamas Mark Merklein Flag of Australia Mark Philippoussis
Flag of Australia Lleyton Hewitt
6–4, 6–7(2), 7–6(5)
3. 16 February 2004 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) Flag of the United States Mardy Fish Flag of the United States Rick Leach
Flag of the United States Brian MacPhie
6–2, 7–5
4. 19 April 2004 Houston, U.S. Clay Flag of the United States Mardy Fish Flag of the United States Rick Leach
Flag of the United States Brian MacPhie
6–3, 6–4
5. 26 April 2004 Munich, Germany Clay Flag of the Bahamas Mark Merklein Flag of Austria Julian Knowle
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–4

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Doubles runner-ups (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 27 February 2006 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Flag of the United States Mardy Fish Flag of South Africa Chris Haggard
Flag of Croatia Ivo Karlović
0–6, 7–5, 10–5
2. 28 October 2007 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Flag of the Bahamas Mark Knowles Flag of the United States Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States Mike Bryan
6–1, 6–1

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Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A LQ LQ 2R 4R 4R 2R 3R 4R QF 0 / 7 17–7
French Open A A LQ 2R 2R A 2R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 6 6–6
Wimbledon A LQ LQ 2R 2R A 1R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 6 7–6
U.S. Open 1R LQ 2R 3R 3R A QF QF 4R 0 / 7 16–7
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 25 45–25
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A F A 0 / 1 3–2
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A 1R LQ 1R QF QF 3R F 3R QF 0 / 8 18–8
Miami Masters A LQ LQ 4R 3R 1R 2R QF 2R QF 0 / 7 11–7
Monte Carlo Masters A A A 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Rome Masters A A A QF 1R 1R A 1R 2R QF 0 / 6 6–6
Hamburg Masters A A A 1R 1R A A 3R 3R 2R 0 / 5 3–5
Canada Masters A A A 2R 2R A A 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–3
Cincinnati Masters A A 3R 2R 3R A 1R 2R F 0 / 6 11–6
Madrid Masters (Stuttgart) A A A 1R 1R A A 2R 2R 0 / 4 0–4
Paris Masters A A A 2R 2R A 2R 3R 3R 0 / 5 5–5
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 2 N/A 10
Year End Ranking 220 212 73 28 37 97 23 4 13 N/A N/A
  • A = did not participate in the tournament
  • LQ = lost in the qualifying draw
  • SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

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Notes

  1. ^ "James Blake stats at Tennis Warehouse" Tennis-Warehouse.com (accessed November 19, 2006)
  2. ^ A Winning Return
  3. ^ ATP. "Blake/Knowles Win Basel SF on 13th Match Point" (in English), 2007-10-27. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
  4. ^ ATP. "Bryan Brothers Capture 10th Title of Stellar Season" (in English), ATP, 2007-10-28. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
  5. ^ Association of Tennis Professionals. "Roddick, Blake Place USA in Reach of Davis Cup Title" (in English), Association of Tennis Professionals, 2007-11-30. Retrieved on 2007-12-01. 
  6. ^ International Tennis Federation. "Davis Cup - World Group 2007 Final Results" (in English), International Tennis Federation, 2007-12-02. Retrieved on 2007-12-05. 
  7. ^ Pacific Life Open. "Djokovic, Canas to Face Off in Fourth Round Blockbuster" (in English), Pacific Life Open, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-03-19. 
  8. ^ Pacific Life Open. "Blake Bounces Moya; Nadal, Tsonga to Clash" (in English), Pacific Life Open, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-03-19. 
  9. ^ Source: [1]
  10. ^ BravoTV. "Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 2" www.bravotv.com (accessed September 3, 2007)
  11. ^ US Olympic Committee. "James Blake Profile" www.usoc.org (accessed August 21, 2007)
  12. ^ Tennis | EndScore
  13. ^ SI Extra Mustard (2007). http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/extramustard/08/21/hotclicks.0821/index.html "As the Brady Turns"] SI.com (accessed August 21, 2007)
  14. ^ Patrick, Dan (2003). "Outtakes with James Blake" ESPN (accessed May 2, 2006)
  15. ^ Pratt, Jane (2005). "Tennis Great James Blake, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Virginia Historical Society Announce an Acquisition of Arthur Ashe's Personal Items" Anthem.com (accessed May 2, 2006)

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