In my view he wants to be on tour as long as possible whcih is rather obvious... He started playing late (he was 20) and he doesn't want his retirement yet.
Decision on leaving coach is weird, but it seems James know what he's doing. We'll see. Can't wait to see him back in 2011.
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"It's one of those wonderful correlations between tennis and life: the only way to succeed where you've failed before is not to dwell on the past, but to keep your mind on the task before you"JB
James should beat Levine.
Beating Mallisse/Raonic would be hard. These guys have been playing great this season so far. Reaching at least semis here would prove that James can come back to top 50 in a short time. We'll see!
Come on JB!!
Brian Baker - Steve Johnson - Lleyton Hewitt - Carlos Berlocq - Tommy Haas - Ivo Karlovic - Richard Gasquet - Kevin Anderson - David Ferrer - Michael Russell - Fabio Fognini - Dustin Brown - Somdev Devvarman
San Jose R1: James def Levine 7-5 6-1 in 73 minutes.
James seemed very rusty, but looked like he was moving ok. No noticeable injury issues. He was making a lot of errors in the 1st set which was keeping Jesse in the set. But in the 2nd, Jesse was clearly having issues with his knees (both were heavily taped) and he wasn't really running down balls or trying hard. I'm more interested in seeing how James will do against Malisse or Raonic in the next round.
Speaking of players you grow up watching, my next match is against James Blake. It's nice playing these guys you used to watch. I think I'll have an advantage - I'll know him more than he'll know me! So I'll use that as much as I can. I know he'll go for his shots. I'll just take care of my serve and hopefully I'll get a few chances on the return. I look forward to it.