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James Blake© ATP
  • Nationality: USA (United States)
  • Birthdate: December 28, 1979
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, USA
  • Residence: Westport, Connecticut
  • Turned Pro: 1999
  • Plays: Right-handed
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Full name is James Riley Blake...Began playing aged five with 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:

  • Players React On Social Media To Maria Sharapova's Drug Admission
  • @MariaSharapova to hold a press conference for this and admit making a mistake. Definitely agree that have to be aware though— James Blake (@JRBlake) March 7, 2016 Sharapova failed a drugs test. Not sure what to make of that.— Anne Keothavong (@annekeothavong) March ...
  • 2016-03-08
  • From Match Point Down, Troicki Turns Trick for ATP Sydney Title
  • tennis." It was the first title for Troicki since this time last year, and he becomes the first defending champ in Sydney since James Blake (2006-07). ...
  • 2016-01-16
  • ATP/WTA Previews: Radwanska, 4 Top 10 in Moscow; Lux, Stockholm, Vienna
  • Berdych came from a set down to beat Dimitrov in the final...Berdych trying to become the first Stockholm back-to-back winner since James Blake (2005-06)...Former champs in the field are Berdych (2014,'12), Dimitrov (2013), and Baghdatis (2009). ERSTE BANK OPEN 500 Vienna, Austr...
  • 2015-10-17
  • In Defense Of Nick Kyrgios
  • maybe he won't. I don't know. But I have to ask is what Nick said worse than what his Davis Cup coach Lleyton Hewitt said to James Blake at the US Open in 2001> Is it worse than Serena Williams threatening a lineswoman? Is it worse than Roger Federer telling Novak Djoko...
  • 2015-08-14
  • Roger Federer Wins His 1000th Career Match! [Charts And Videos]
  • Gonzalez, Ivo Karlovic, Nicolas Kiefer, Andy Murray 12 Feliciano Lopez, David Nalbandian, Tommy Robredo, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 11 James Blake, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Xavier Malisse, Rafael Nadal, Marat Safin, Andreas Seppi 10 MOST WINS (10 or more) BY COUNTRY (28 TOTAL) A look a...
  • 2015-01-11
  • 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
  • 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.

    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


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

    Posted on July 8, 2009 at 13:00 ET


    oyu are very handsome about word

    Posted on June 9, 2009 at 20:40 ET


    you are so great gold winner so handsome

    Posted on June 9, 2009 at 20:37 ET

    Jan LaBelle

    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.

    Posted on March 2, 2009 at 20:38 ET


    "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


    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


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

    Posted on August 6, 2008 at 10:42 ET

    Ross Schmidt

    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

    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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