Here's what Blake said...
“I think in any close match there are going to be opportunities going both ways,” Blake said. “He took advantage of his. I didn't take advantage of mine. The match was just poor, not within my game. I think I played the way too many commentators think I should play. Saying I probably didn't make very many errors, and I didn't hit that many winners. And that's the way a lot of them think I should play, and I think today was a good indication of that's not the way to win matches for me. I lost to a guy ranked No80 in the world. Granted, he didn't play like No80 in the world, he played better than that, but there are a lot of guys out there that can dictate play against me if I try to play like that.
That's just really frustrating for me to play a match like that when I know my game, I know what works best for me, and I didn't necessarily do it effectively today.”
Blake has only reached the third round once before, and with a reasonable draw that had him potentially facing world No3 Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, it was thought that he could break the US second week drought. The fast American loves to dictate with his forehand and jump on return of serves, but on clay, he is nowhere near as consistent off the ground as at times, going for outright winners when he is out of position.
“The Americans a lot of times don't have the highest expectations on clay,” said Blake said, “but I really felt like this match today was a match I could have won and could have had some better success here at the French. I did okay at Rome, and felt like I could have done better this whole clay court season. But now the only option really is to forget about it, because I can't do anything to change it now.”
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