James Blake has won 10 career titles—all on hard courts—and has twice made the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, including in 2005 when he lost to eventual finalist Andre Agassi in a fifth-set tiebreaker. Blake helped the United States capture the 2007 Davis Cup championship by going 5-2 in singles play during that Davis Cup season. He was a quarterfinalist at the 2008 Australian Open and lost in the bronze-medal match of the singles draw at the Beijing Olympics. He finished 2006 ranked a career-high No. 4. The late-blooming Blake, who spent two years at Harvard before turning pro, posted his best results after a calamitous 2004, during which he broke his neck in practice in Rome, lost his father to cancer and contracted vision-blurring shingles. Blake’s 2007 book chronicling his comeback made The New York Times’ best seller list. Blake founded the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in honor of his father, Thomas.
James Blake Tournament History
2007: New Haven, Sydney
2006: Stockholm, Bangkok, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Sydney
2005: Stockholm, New Haven
2013: Delray Beach
2004: Munich, Houston, San Jose