Former world No. 4 James Blake married Emily Snider in California this past weekend. The couple's infant daughter, Riley, bears Blake's middle name (feel free to melt upon clicking here), and came down the aisle with Snider's mother, per People.com. Snider, to her great credit, looks vivacious with wavy, flowing blonde locks, and Blake, as always, comes off dashing, this time in a Hugo Boss suit.
Serving as witnesses to this glorious occasion: a few of Blake's fellow-American chums, including Andy Roddick (who isn't wearing retirement well), John Isner (who was Instagrammed at the wedding party), Mardy Fish, and Robby Ginepri, among other sports and entertainment notables.
What's next for Blake, recently ranked No. 110 on the ATP World Tour, is anyone's guess. As always, the player knows best. For now, let's relish his baby and marital joy both, and consider the subversively great shotmaking that has been a hallmark of his tennis for years, as evidenced in this sterling clip against Andre Agassi at the 2005 U.S. Open:
If that's not enough, this short film should do the trick—a 125 mph forehand return, anyone?
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—Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9)