Issues between the ears as Blake struggles

James Blake intends to draw on past experiences to help get him out of the two-month slump he's currently enduring. Bonnie DeSimone explains.

Updated: March 24, 2007, 7:15 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- James Blake came to his news conference Friday wearing a Davis Cup T-shirt, thereby promoting his next match, two weeks from now.

That's much longer than he'd like to be idle and more time than is ideal to rehash his recent results, especially since that tilt against Spain will probably pit him against No. 2 Rafael Nadal before a full house in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The layoff comes courtesy of Blake's second-round loss to France's Florent ...

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