James Blake: J-Block Officially Shut Down

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.”┬áBlake made over $7 million dollars on tour winning 9 career ATP Tour Events.

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