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Summer Hard Court Season - 2006

#1 seed- good luck James in Indianapolis

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Best of luck James

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OK start with a ss win over Udomchoke.
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rah rah james go.. whats happened to all the Blake fans?

If he wins today, he'll be #5 in the world, which no matter what, is a huge accomplishment
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woohoo James!!! let's win a tournament or two
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Did anyone see last night's match? It's great to see a win, but 46% serving? The good news is he came back in the second set after a dismal 29% first serve percentage in the first set.
C'mon, James, you can win this tournament!
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This fan is around although barely lately. I did not even check the score

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I was disappointed in James' Wimbledon loss, but nonetheless it was the best grass season he ever had, so I hope he can build on that, and have a great summer. He's signed up for a lot of tournaments, but he has no points to defend at the two MS, and if he can win a smaller tournament, it will set up him great for New York. I just hope he's not exhausted when NY rolls around. A couple of early losses wouldn't be the worst thing.

I think by making the QF of Indy he has reached the #5 ranking!

That's quite an accomplishment for the kid -- yay James!
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Go James!

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Again, glad to see the win last night, but the stats still indicate a low first serve percentage - 47%. In spite of that, he fired 19 aces! I don't know if Whitehouse was just caught off guard when the first serve did go in... ...but it's great that James pulled it off.

Keep it going, James!!
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James. Keep it going

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Way to go James! I sense by the scorelines that Jimmy is not playing his very best yet, but that's okay... its important not to peak too soon and there are still five weeks until the US open... Anyway, even not at his best, he's reached the semifinals, at an event where he's never won a match before.

Whoo hoo!
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Yay James!!

Two tiebreaks over Mahut!!!

Keep it going!!! You can do this!!
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Way to go James! I sense by the scorelines that Jimmy is not playing his very best yet, but that's okay... its important not to peak too soon and there are still five weeks until the US open... Anyway, even not at his best, he's reached the semifinals, at an event where he's never won a match before.

Whoo hoo!
I watched the match. He actually looks pretty good. Mahut played an incredible first set. His first serves were deadly and the surface appeared to be playing very fast. James had little chance to break him in that set. But in the second set , Mahut's serve and consistency slacked just a bit. Still came up with some great points( nice volleys and a couple of killer dropshots that just died on the turf) but one never had the feeling that James was going to lose after the first set. What I was happy to see though is that James had fewer lapses of concentration. You could tell he was focused and determined. In some matches this year he really tends to lose it in the second set. Not to be this match. When he was broken in the second set he really stepped up his agressiveness and broke right back.

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Thanks for the report, Cobalt. I have seen Mahut before and I know he's a dangerous player who seems to be finally putting it all together in the last few months, so I'm not worried by the score. I hope the speed of the court helps James against Malisse, but that's a match I could see going either way!
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