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.
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 .
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.
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.
Lleyton Hewitt and James Blake were given wild-card entries to the 2012 U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam of the tennis season.
“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.
English sports fans might suffer their second blow of the summer today: After the last player with a connection to the country lost at Wimbledon their soccer team may be bounced out of the World Cup.
"There's only certain ways to succeed now."
- James Blake on Oct 16, 2014