Blake turns back clock with US Open 2nd-round win
James Blake doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
Shortly after his good friend Andy Roddick announced his
impending retirement, the 32-year-old Blake reached the third round
at a Grand Slam event for the first time since 2010 with a dominant
victory over 24th-seeded Marcel Granollers. Blake needed just 97
minutes to win 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 at the U.S. Open on Thursday.
Roddick said he didn’t tell Blake ahead of time, not wanting to
distract him before a match, but Blake saw the news conference on
TV right before stepping on court.
Blake needed a wild card to get into the Open after his ranking
fell outside the top 100.