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James Blake

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Blake
  • Age: 34 (28.12.1979)
  • Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, USA
  • Residence: Westport, Connecticut
  • Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1999
264 Singles Ranking
United States

United States

As of 14.04.2014
S D
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money
2014

Current

264
- 0-0 0 $0
Career

High

4

20.11.2006

366-256 10 $7,981,786

Singles & Doubles combined

2014

Current

117
2 0-0 0 $0
Career

High

31

31.03.2003

132-121 7 $7,981,786

Singles & Doubles combined

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) and mother, Betty, who was raised in England…Has 3 half-brothers and 1 half-sister…At 13, diagnosed with severe scoliosis (curvature of spine) and wore back brace 18 hours a day…Attended Fairfield (Conn.) High School with GRAMMY Award winner John Mayer and PGA Tour pro J.J. Henry…School renamed tennis courts after him in 2006…In 1999 moved to Saddlebrook Academy to train…Lists Arthur Ashe as role model…Member of Harlem Junior Tennis Program from ages 5-10, and inspired to play game after Ashe spoke there…Played 2 seasons at Harvard (‘98-99)…Finished as No. 1 collegiate player, reaching 1999 NCAA singles final (l. to Florida’s Jeff Morrison)…Voted to ATP Player Council in June 2006, served as Vice President…In July 2007, released “Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life” (co-authored by Andrew Friedman) that reached No. 15 on New York Times Best Seller list…Since 2003, holds annual charity event that’s raised more than $3 million for cancer research…Founded Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering…Has hit batting practice home runs at Major League Baseball stadiums in Miami and Houston…Named Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year in 2008...Blake and his wife, Emily Snider (married 11 November 2012, in Del Mar, Calif), have one child, Riley Elizabeth (born 11 June 2012)...Physical trainer is Rory Cordial.

Blake DEUCE Feature (Aug. 2008)
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