Time for James Blake to retire?

Updated: August 26, 2011, 3:35 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

How do you tell a man whose entire career has been about never giving up that it's time to stop?

How do you tell a man who knows nothing except beating the odds, that some odds, these odds, can't be beaten?

How do you tell James Blake, a man who went from wearing a full-length back brace for 18 hours a day, every day for five years to No. 4 player in the world, that his magical ride is over?

That this U.S. Open should be his last?

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