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Historical significance behind Blake's win

James Blake had plenty of reasons to celebrate following his convincing win over Spain's Tommy Robredo in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Bonnie DeSimone explains.

Updated: April 7, 2007, 9:18 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A father's presence was keenly missed by his wife and two sons Friday afternoon in the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum, but there were lots of extended family members on hand to see James Blake's return to form.

The last time the Blakes gathered in this arena was in 2001, when James played and won his first-ever Davis Cup match against distinguished veteran Leander Paes of India. James was two years removed from Harvard, a skinny bundle of nerves who still ...

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