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Question Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

So, James Blake has not won anything since Sidney and he's been playing awful. Is he pulling a Ginepri or will he bounce back and beat Safin and Nadal in Miami?
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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

I think his peak was last year.

I wish he could regain his form but he always has been a mental case.

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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

Not playing up to his level last year that's for sure. Can he get back? Looks a bit suspect right now, but if he is able to work through some negativity he should be able to improve again.

Jury is still out IMO- Blake is just not a fighter. Hopefully he'll get over that in a hurry or else it may be a quick slide out of the top 10.
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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

You know I would really hope he would get his act together, he has turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments so far. When he was at his best the only thing that let him down was his mentality. And because he played so well you were just left to think well maybe he'll get it together eventually, but now it seems like mentally he is completely gone.

So I don't know maybe he just needs some confidence. You'd think that whooping on the world number 2 constantly would do something for his mental state, but I guess not.

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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

No. Blake will not win Miami. He will lose to Safin.

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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

I wouldn't be surprised if he lost his first match
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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

I personally think if he gets a couple of matches under his belt, he is capable of reaching the final. I think his problem has been winning a couple of matches (consecutive), so I think if he beats Safin he can beat Nadal. I think Safin is more dangerous to Blake than Nadal even though Nadal is the better player
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It is just mean-revertion, James is always prone to bad matches due to his high risk game, for example last year he lost early to Wang and Vliegen.

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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

anyone ever had the idea that maybe, just maybe he's been playing better last year than he's actually able to do on a "normal" day? he's a little overhyped, if you ask me. he has never been as strong as those top 5 guys and he's therefor never really deserved to be up there with the best. he's a solid top10-20 guy, but top 5, winning masters and advancing to gs semis? no way. i mean, let's face it: his backhand is still unstable and if blake doesn't get his forehand right (which he currently apparently doesn't), he'll probably have problems defeating solid top 30 guys.
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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

I think he's been unlucky with his GS draws. Getting Feds everytime...
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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

well, last year he lost vs. robredo, monfils, mirnyi and, yep, fedex, at grand slams.
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I just dont think Blake is as good as he is made out too be

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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

He has a terrible serve and mentally he is brain dead. He overachieved in 2006. 2007 he will play at his normal level. And that is top 20 tennis.
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Re: Will James Blake Bounce Back in Miami?

Well, he is a nice guy. He is far more talented that Ljubicic in my opinion.
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Well, he is a nice guy. He is far more talented that Ljubicic in my opinion.
no. i don't think so. but that would be the topic of another thread.

he's a nice guy though, that's for sure. but so is my dad.
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