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James Blake© ATP
  • Nationality: USA (United States )
  • Birthdate: December 28, 1979
  • Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, USA
  • Residence: Westport, Connecticut
  • Turned Pro: 1999
  • Plays: Right-handed
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  • 2013 Final Ranking: 153
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Full name is James Riley Blake...Began playingagedfivewith older brother, Thomas, a former Harvard All-American, father, Thomas, (passed away in July 04) an ... Read Full Bio
Our Scouting Report
Strengths: Big forehand; excellent return of serve; speed
Weaknesses: Decision making; nerves; trouble closing out matches

Latest News, articles and information:


Roger Federer Withdraws From ATP Finals Match Against Djokovic Due To A Back Injury [Video]
time in his career Federer has withdrawn from a match. The Swiss withdrew against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at 2012 Doha and also against James Blake at 2008 Paris. He has never retired from a match. In place of the match, Djokovic will face Andy Murray in an exhibition pro set startin...
2014-11-16

Three Dead After Fire Breaks Out In Tampa Home Owned By James Blake; Blake Safe [Video]
house owned by James Blake caught fire Wednesday morning killing at least three in Tampa Bay, Florida. Blake, a former American No. 1, and his family were not in the house his management confirmed. Blake purchased the 5,856 square foot, $1,574,000 house in 2005 and had been renting ...
2014-05-07

Venus Falls, Del Potro Survives At US Open; Federer, Nadal Thursday
onto to a showdown Friday against her countrywoman Jamie Hampton. And in what turned out to be the final match of his career, James Blake was a hard-luck loser falling to Ivo Karlovic 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6(2). "Every bit of hard work it took to play in front of you all wa...
2013-08-29

Duval Stuns Stosur, U.S. Surges at US Open
Michael Llodra, former No. 1 Venus Williams vs. Jie Zheng, former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt vs. U.S. comeback player Brian Baker, James Blake in possibly his last US Open match vs. "Dr." Ivo Karlovic, Canadian riser Eugenie Bouchard vs. (8) Angelique Kerber, (9) Stan Wawrinka vs. ...
2013-08-28

James Blake To Retire After US Open
veteran James Blake announced today that he will retire from tennis after this US Open. The 33-year-old who grew up near the US Open in Yonkers made the surprise news at a morning press conference Monday at the tournament. "I have had 14 pretty darn good years on tour, lov...
2013-08-26

U.S. with Young, Teenage Duval Lead US Open Qualifying
(vs. Jack Sock) American Donald Young (vs. Martin Klizan) India's Somdev Devvarman (vs. Lukas Lacko) Croatian Ivo Karlovic (vs. James Blake) Japan's Go Soeda (vs. Marcos Baghdatis) France's Stephane Robert (vs. (Q) France's Albano Olivetti) France's Florent Serra (vs. (23) Fe...
2013-08-24

Andy Roddick Interview - Indian Wells, Mar 13
Roddick InterviewMarch 13, 2011INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA - BNP PARIBAS OPENA. RODDICK/J. Blake6-3, 7-5THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.Q. How do you feel about your tennis today?ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I thought it was okay. It was tough to get a gauge on how I was playing because Jam...
2011-03-14

Ryan Harrison Interview - Indian Wells, Mar 13
mindset.Q. Do you think at all about being a leader, being part of the next wave of the next tennis stars? We watch Roddick who is 28, Blake's 31. They're not going to last forever. Do you talk about that with your coaches? Is there a plan here two years from now?RYAN HARRISON: W...
2011-03-14

More...
Americans Blake, Fish Swim to Forefront at ATP Estoril
Nadal Avenges Tsonga Loss, Blake Next
Roddick Rolls Right Ankle, Blake v. Murray in Queens; Haas Reaches Halle Final
Blake Bounced at Wimbledon; Grass Notes
Roddick, Blake, Sharapova Stink Up Wimbledon
Roddick, Blake Threaten to Turn Rome into a U.S. Event


Recent fan comments for James Blake:


Char G.
Says:

You are the greatest player and man around. I always want you to do the best that everyone knows you can do. About the nerves, stay calm and realize how good you really are and just ask the almighty to allow you to play your best tennis and leave the rest to him, win or lose, you are never a loser, look at your past wins in all things!!!!!!!

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 15:18 ET



apparite
Says:

Hi nice lookin'. An inspration as usual with the 'matches'. May God bless, stay tough..

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 13:00 ET



john
Says:

oyu are very handsome about word

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 20:40 ET



john
Says:

you are so great gold winner so handsome

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 20:37 ET



Jan LaBelle
Says:

I also had Ramsey Hunt syndrome....shingles and palsy. So glad you had full recovery. I had 95% return and am grateful. Best wishes on your career. I see you on TV whenever I can. I know how hard you worked to overcome these setbacks.
Kudos!!!!
Jan

Posted on March 2, 2009 at 20:38 ET



P.A.
Says:

"Life is a one way street. No matter how many detours you take,none of them leads back. Once you know and accept that, life becomes simpler. Because then, you know you must do the best you can, with what you have and what you are, and what you have become." by Isabel Moore
I thought it's a nice quote during your past hardships. Gdluck to all of your future tennis matches.

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 15:50 ET



myriam
Says:

James, you're so cool. I'm proud of you especially during your match with Gonzales. i know it's heartbreaking but it's good that you leave the past behind. I really enjoyed watching you. Goodluck!!!

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 05:20 ET



milica
Says:

Wow!You are great tennis player.I love you so much!

Posted on August 6, 2008 at 10:42 ET



Ross Schmidt
Says:

I'm sure millions of Americans agree that you are the gold winner this year.

You are a far better man than I to shake the hand of that loser Gonzales who isn't even a good enough sport to speak up when you were getting cheated.

You are the best, James. I pray the very best for you in your future, in tennis and out.

Posted on August 5, 2008 at 05:25 ET



natasha carline
Says:

i think you are fantastic! i do not play tennis but i love watching the game no matter what match is going on. i hope to see you play again, i hope you have not stopped playing? please say this is not so.

Posted on July 3, 2008 at 15:07 ET



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