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James Blake
James Blake

Tennis player James Blake is a well-established player on the professional circuit, ranking 10th highest among American men. He's known for his powerful forehand and speed. His battle with health issues, notably a broken neck from a collision with a net post, earned him the Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2005. A year later, he received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award f…

Date of Birth: December 28, 1979


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"I think it has been blown out of proportion that the grass was meant to make them uncomfortable. It was all about our being comfortable. It's the surface Andy is most comfortable on and I think he's the second best grass court player in the world." James Blake
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"Being down a set point, I just kept playing my game. Once I got it into my hands, I felt like I was dictating better and things seemed to happen." James Blake
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"He's a great player. We've had some really good matches. He hits the ball so clean, we're going to have a lot of points. There's some good shot-making and we both have pretty big serves to get free points." James Blake
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"I think I have found a balance partly due to a different perspective," James Blake
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"I was definitely more relaxed and found a little more of the happy medium," James Blake
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"Hopefully the maintenance crew won't have as much to do on the court after the first match here. Andy actually came up with that joke, so I blame him. This is the first time my name has been picked. I'm usually second. But playing first, it should be fun." James Blake
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"It was one of those days when he is playing well and he is getting the breaks. Things tend to feel like they are snowballing." James Blake
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"I'm just excited to be on the court. It was a rough patch for me for a while. I would have given anything last year just to be playing. It's not easy to take that long of a time off with so many things on your mind. So I'm happy to be playing. I know I'm going to get better." James Blake
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"Fernando is always dangerous no matter what, and he started playing like the Fernando I've come to know, the one who can hurt you in an instant. He wasn't pushing like he was in the first couple of sets. He was going after his shots and they were going in." James Blake
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"Knowing that I was that close to a semi or final, it makes me realize that the goal going into these Slams isn't just getting to the second week. Maybe I can get in there and win one." James Blake
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"Andy plays at a little bit different level than some other guys that I played, and he made me hit some more balls today," James Blake
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"It was tough conditions, I wanted to get ahead early but I couldn't quite do that. But I came through at the end of each set." James Blake
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"And I think the fans, as he gets closer and closer to history, will appreciate it more and more." James Blake
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"After the break, I made a little bit of an adjustment, ... I moved back just a couple of steps, trying to see if I could get looks. If he hits the corner, it doesn't matter where I am standing, it is going to be an ace. I just had to accept that he was going to get his aces...Once I got that first break (in the third set), having the sense it was almost over was great. Having that crowd to front run is great." James Blake
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"I went to Harvard but that doesn't mean I'm that bright, ... Once in a while I'll slow down but not today." James Blake
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"After the break, I made a little bit of an adjustment," James Blake
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"I feel confident to go after my shots and feel pretty clear-minded at big moments," James Blake
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"You're so scared of losing, you don't think about, `You know what, I'm going to go out and take the win.' That's what I did today." James Blake
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"At the beginning of the year, I probably wouldn't have won a match like this." James Blake
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"I felt I wasn't moving my feet too well, ... Once I was in it, I started moving my feet a little better, going after it a little more, just trying to take it into my hand. At the start, I felt like I was pushing and leaving it in his hands, and he took advantage." James Blake
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"That first set, he steamrolled me, ... He was hitting the lines. He wasn't missing anything. But I tried not to get too down. I just looked for a little chink in the armor. In the second set, I tried to execute a little better, take it too him because defense was not doing it." James Blake
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