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Fifth set does in Blake ... again

James Blake is one of the 10 best players in the world. But, as Keith Hawkins writes, there is no one worse in five-set matches than the American.

Updated: July 1, 2006, 5:52 AM ET
By Keith Hawkins | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- James Blake's story has been well-documented.

An up-and-comer on the men's tour whose world became derailed with an illness, injury and the death of his father -- all in the same year. When he returned to the game, Blake was ranked outside the top 200, but he is now a top-10 player on the verge of passing Andy Roddick as the highest-ranked men's player in the United States.

One hurdle Blake has yet to clear in his professional career is the ability to win a ...

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