Winning a Masters Series event would be apex of Blake's career
What if Roger Federer decided to take up checkers instead of tennis? Boy, would James Blake's résumé be a little snazzier. But like so many others, with or without the world No. 1 ranking, Blake keeps truckin' along.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- For some players, the constant questioning as to why they never seem to win a big tournament would get really old.
But 28-year-old James Blake, who obviously learned a thing or two about constructive thinking and presenting arguments while studying at Harvard, has become skilled at turning all the queries into a positive outlook.
"I try to just take it as a compliment the fact that I'm around a lot, and that people are expecting a lot from ...
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SONY ERICSSON OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams
Men's singles: Nikolay Davydenko
Features• Wilansky: Paying homage to Agassi's feats
• Ford: Davydenko has career breakthrough
• Harwitt: Best-of-five final goes by the wayside
• Tennis.com: Nadal or Davydenko
• Tennis.com: Serena or Jankovic?
• Ford: Men's road to the Miami Final Four
• Ford: Roddick finally gets over hump
• Ford: Roddick looking to snap streak vs. Federer
• Drucker: Five unintelligent tennis moments
• Harwitt: Blake searching for first Masters title
• Ford: Kournikova enjoying life after WTA Tour
• Ford: Midway through Miami musings
• Ford: Anderson stuns Djokovic in Miami
• Ford: Henin ready to get season on track
Blogs• Bodo: Champion's fatigue setting in
• Bodo: Djokovic, Ivanovic can't double up
• Indian Wells-Miami double onerous task
• Tennis.com: Serena best part-time player ever
Results• Sunday: Davydenko sweeps away Nadal
• Saturday: Serena holds off Jankovic
• Friday: Nadal gets by Berdych
• Thursday: Roddick shocks Federer
• Wednesday: Nadal rolls by Blake
• Tuesday: Serena routs Henin; Blake, Federer win
• Monday: Serena Williams eases into quarters
• Sunday: Davenport topples Ivanovic
• Youzhny bashes own skull