Former world No. 4, American James Blake, career has ended after his loss to 79th ranked player in the world, Ivo Karlovic, 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in the first round of the US Open. Blake announced on Monday that this would be the last tournament of his career. Blake quoted, “No real surprise here, this is my last tournament. Had 14 pretty good darn years on tour.” Blake made over $7 million dollars on tour winning 9 career ATP Tour Events.
Below are some reactions to James Blake’s retirement from tennis.
Saw james blake in locker room after his last singles match… He's a really good person.. Polite, happy, cool and very smart
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) August 29, 2013
As amazing of a tennis player James Blake is, he is also an amazing father, husband and friend. We will miss you James.
— Sloane Stephens (@sloanetweets) August 29, 2013
Thank you James for being a great teammate and friend all these years!
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) August 26, 2013