Saturday, October 18, 2008

James Blake

Country :United States
Saddlebrook, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Date of birth:December 28, 1979 (1979-12-28) (age 28)
Place of birth:Yonkers, NY
ft 1 in (1.85 m)
lb (83 kg/13.1 st)
Turned pro:1999
Plays:Right-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money:
Career record:286–171
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)
Career record:89–88
Career titles:5
Highest ranking:No. 31 (March 31, 2003

James Riley Blake[1] (born December 28, 1979 in Yonkers, New York, United States) is an American professional tennis player and is currently the 11th ranked player in the world. 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 straight 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

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