James Blake won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize last night, beating better-known and hotly tipped acts such as David Bowie, the Arctic Monkeys and Laura Mvula.
James Blake said he’ll focus on the positives from his 14-year professional tennis career rather than the U.S. Open loss that sent him into retirement.
James Blake said he’ll retire after the U.S. Open, ending a tennis career that included 10 singles titles and a career-high ranking of No. 4 on the ATP World Tour.
Andy Murray waited three days to open defense of his title at the U.S. Open tennis championship. He didn’t let a few extra hours’ delay affect his performance.
Seventeen-year-old Victoria Duval, an American qualifier ranked 296th in the world, upset 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in a first-round U.S. Open match on a day otherwise dominated by favorites.
James Blake said he’ll be expecting strong support from the crowd at the U.S. Open after advancing to a third-round match against Novak Djokovic .
All of 22, Britain’s James Blake masterminded three sonically diverse EPs just in the past year and recently released a self-titled debut album. The crowd at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 14 was well beyond eager.
James Blake lost his opening match at Wimbledon in straight sets and said he may reassess his tennis career after the U.S. Open.
“How often does New York get hit with an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week?” asked Paul Annacone, coach of No. 3 seed Roger Federer, a few days before the start of the U.S. Open in New York.
Jennifer Bentley and her sewing machine help players at the U.S. Open look neat and trim, as well as allowing bottom-rung competitors to pick up some extra money with last-minute advertising deals.
"It was pretty much in my hands at times and I felt like I gave them away."
- James Blake on Aug 28, 2013