James Blake retires from tennis

August 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

Havard student turned professional tennis player James Blake retired from tennis last night after he suffered a heart-breaking loss (in 5 sets) to 7-foot Ivo Karlovic at the U.S. Open. I could sum up Blake’s career in one phrase: “good and bad luck”. He had to endure injuries, death of father and the passing of time. The American started his career well ranking as high as 4th in the world, but saw his rankings plunged in recent years. A tennis star in the first half his career turned journeyman tennis player in the latter half.

We should not pity him, however. He did earn millions of dollars in prize and sponsorship money, and married a lovely lady in Emily Snider. Blake could now finish his Havard degree and potentially served as Davis Cup in the future. Not bad at all!


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