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Blake dismantles Roddick 7-5 6-4

Wow - what a performance from James Blake! He was reading the Roddick serve SO well and getting a lot of returns back in, playing some smart all-court tennis, and making Roddick's baseline game look distinctly average.

Andy - well back to the bad old days, I'm afraid - stood way too far back and the groundies too toppy and loopy and not with nearly enough bite on them.

When rallies went long, James usually emerged on top.

He played such an assured match, it was a total joy to watch. It's such a joy to see James doing well on the clay and then here on the grass. His game has come on such a long way in the last year or so. The confidence in it is what was lacking for so long but now he backs himself on the big moments.

Andy... you have to play flatter and more aggressive groundstrokes, mix up the serve more, and serve-volley every now and then to make your opponent work harder. You have to play further forward. It's been the same problem all year. It was all too predictable from you today - if you're getting broken you're in big trouble because your return game these days with the tactics you're employing is not big enough to hurt someone playing with confidence like Blake was.

A really entertaining match and a surprising result.

Well done James Blake for overturning that head to head and posting a terrific win - very well deserved.
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Blake beats Andy 7/5,6/4

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James has a chance to become the #1 American after wimbledon if Andy does not get back in the final. Which is very likely at this point.

Go James Take the title
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Queen's: James Blake d. Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-4

HUge props to James Blake. He has certainly elevated his game this year. He returned Roddick's serve as well as Federer usually does today and his grounstrokes from both wings were really good. Roddick got almost as many 1st serves in today as he did yesterday, but Blake got them back. Roddick could not win a point on his second serve, as Blake quickly pinned Roddick to his BH. It must feel great to finally get that win over Roddick.
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Re: Queen's: James Blake d. Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-4

I think we can officially crown a new king of American tennis.
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That was a great match Congratulations James!!!
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Too bad for Andy, but great job to James to get his first win and especially on grass! I really hope he can win tomorrow -- his first grass court tourney win would be a great preparation for Wimbledon... he hasn't proved himself at all on this surface, but no reason he shouldn't do well on it..
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Wow Blake, rocking on grass. Congrats!

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Let's all say goodbye to Roddick because he is leaving the top 10 after Wimbledon...

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Andy isn't going to be able to keep beating his US teammates because they just aren't as intimidated by him anymore. He needs to work harder.

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Re: Queen's: James Blake d. Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-4

losing to your bitches on grass is no good andy. go stand in the corner.

only way down from here is a loss to gaudio first round at wimbledon
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Andy No words..........

Congratulations to James. He really did play a very good match. Well, we have a new No. 1 in America............



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James did what Fed usually does against Roddick and thats read his serve very well.I think James had alot of motivation going into the match.First time they ever met on grass and James beats Roddick!!!James is the best american tennis player now.
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Let's all say goodbye to Roddick because he is leaving the top 10 after Wimbledon...
Sadly I thought the same thing after the match............



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