James Blake

James Riley Blake (born December 28, 1979 in Yonkers, New York, United States) is an American professional tennis player and is currently the 9th ranked player in the world as of February 14, 2008. He is the second-ranked American player behind Andy Roddick. Blake is known for his speed and powerful forehands. In 2006 he reached the final of the Tennis Masters Cup but lost to World No. 1 Roger Federer in three sets, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. On July 3, 2007, Blake’s book, Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life” discussing his comeback after his unlucky 2004 season was released and debuted at #22 on the New York Times bestseller list. He wrote this book along with Andrew Friedman. “