Blake finds fulfillment with family
After upending Florian Mayer in first round of Memphis, 33-year-old James Blake said that he has changed his attitude in the twilight of his career. Once ranked No. 4, Blake is currently ranked No. 109.
“Things have just changed,” Blake told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “The first thing I did when I got off the court was hear from my wife that my (8-month-old) daughter pulled herself up and stood on her own. That’s a much bigger day to me.”
Fellow American Sam Querrey added: “Every time I see Blake he has a smile on his face. He’s a few points away from being in the top 100 and that’s his immediate goal so he can (qualify for) the French Open and Wimbledon. But he’s happy. He’s married. He’s got a little daughter. I think he’s in a good place."