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Blake's ready for Federer Express

James Blake may be in what one interviewer called "an extended zone," but he recognizes that Roger Federer is in a zone of his own right now, a Bermuda Triangle of tennis where otherwise sturdy ships vanish without a trace.

Updated: March 29, 2006, 10:45 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- One player has been hot since late last summer, the other for more than three years. James Blake may be in what one interviewer called "an extended zone," but he recognizes that Roger Federer is in a zone of his own right now, a Bermuda Triangle of tennis where otherwise sturdy ships vanish without a trace.

"I'm impressed with how Roger's done it for years," the ninth-ranked Blake said as he prepared to play Federer in Thursday's quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100 ...

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