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James Blake walks off court following his defeat to Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in their men's singles first-round match on Day 3 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

James Blake’s Singles Career Ends With Heartbreaking Loss At US Open

Blake embraced the symbolism of starting his last tournament on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, an African-American tennis star inspiring young players. It was just past midnight when his match, and career, ended.


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Liguori: Tennis Will Miss The Competitive And Classy James Blake

The U.S. Open barely got started and one of its most popular players, James Blake, announced his retirement from the game, effective after this US Open.


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Liguori: Which American Male Will Emerge To Carry Torch After Roddick?

With Andy Roddick calling it a career after this US Open, many are asking: What is the state of American tennis?


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Liguori: James Blake Healthy, On Mission To Rekindle US Open Magic

James Blake, no matter how far he gets in Flushing Meadows, always brings his heart and soul to the court — and New Yorkers eat that up.


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James Blake Beats Lukas Lacko In 4 Sets

James Blake reached the second round of a Grand Slam event for the first time this year, beating Lukas Lacko at the US Open on Monday.


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Former Champion Lleyton Hewitt, James Blake Receive Wild Cards Into U.S. Open

The U.S. Tennis Association announced its eight men’s wild cards on Tuesday. Hewitt is a two-time major champion — winning the 2001 U.S. Open — but at age 31 the Australian has fallen to 134th in the world.


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Liguori: Americans Are Making The US Open Fun!

What a satisfying victory it must be for 22-year-old American wild card Donald Young. Young ousted the 14th seed, Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 7 points to 1 in that fifth set tie-breaker.


U.S. Open - Day 6

Djokovic Eliminates Blake To Reach 4th Round

Novak Djokovic reached the U.S. Open’s fourth round for the fourth consecutive year, eliminating American wild card James Blake in straight sets.