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Freak James Blake

Voo de Mar
10-18-2006, 11:45 PM
* Blake hasn't been won a match after saving match point (ATP circuit). He lost 6 times after he had a match point...
* Blake shares the worst five-set record (0-9) in the Open era with... Marcus Hipfl.
* Blake has very lousy record in deciding tie-break (Futures, Challengers, ATP): 6-16...

Nonetheless he is currently 5-7 player in the world :rolleyes:

Johnny Groove
10-18-2006, 11:47 PM
* Blake hasn't been won a match after saving match point (ATP circuit). He lost 6 times after he had a match point...
* Blake shares the worst five-set record (0-9) in the Open era with... Marcus Hipfl.
* Blake has very lousy record in deciding tie-break (Futures, Challengers, ATP): 6-16...

Nonetheless he is currently 5-7 player in the world :rolleyes:

because these stats obviously dictate his ranking. Throw out all those titles, and TMS final and USO QF :rolleyes:

CmonAussie
10-19-2006, 03:36 AM
* Blake hasn't been won a match after saving match point (ATP circuit). He lost 6 times after he had a match point...
* Blake shares the worst five-set record (0-9) in the Open era with... Marcus Hipfl.
* Blake has very lousy record in deciding tie-break (Futures, Challengers, ATP): 6-16...

Nonetheless he is currently 5-7 player in the world :rolleyes:
:wavey:
Blake was possibly the worst choker in mens tennis until 14-months ago:p ...
>>> However he has won 7-titles from 9-finals in the last 14-months, which puts him equal 2nd during that period [with Nadal] & only behind Federer:angel: ..
It`s safe to say Blake is finally redeeming himself, although the record in 5-set matches is obviously a mental hurdle:devil:

mrserenawilliams
10-19-2006, 06:42 AM
he's just now reaching his peak, give him time to find himself. 2007 will be a breakout

jcempire
10-25-2006, 06:31 PM
he's just now reaching his peak, give him time to find himself. 2007 will be a breakout

Agree

Not always with bad luck

Pfloyd
10-25-2006, 06:39 PM
Blakes an enigma.

He has talent to spare, but is a serious head case.

DrJules
10-25-2006, 06:52 PM
Nonetheless he is currently 5-7 player in the world :rolleyes:

5 tournament wins this year.

Voo de Mar
10-25-2006, 06:57 PM
I know therefore he is an enigma. Such a good player with a mental hurdle (five-setters, decidings tie-breaks)...

LoveFifteen
10-25-2006, 07:09 PM
* Blake hasn't been won a match after saving match point (ATP circuit). He lost 6 times after he had a match point...
* Blake shares the worst five-set record (0-9) in the Open era with... Marcus Hipfl.
* Blake has very lousy record in deciding tie-break (Futures, Challengers, ATP): 6-16...

Nonetheless he is currently 5-7 player in the world :rolleyes:

You've never done much of anything, and you're ranked #6 idiot in the world. :shrug:

~*BGT*~
10-25-2006, 07:24 PM
You've never done much of anything, and you're ranked #6 idiot in the world. :shrug:

:lol:

moon language
10-25-2006, 08:42 PM
I love James' game. It's so great to watch when he's got it dialed in. The off and on mental side is excruciating as a fan though. Here's hoping he can break some of these negative records he holds in the near future.

tennisgal_001
10-25-2006, 08:55 PM
because these stats obviously dictate his ranking. Throw out all those titles, and TMS final and USO QF :rolleyes:

...and the five titles in one year:yeah:

Ernham
10-25-2006, 08:58 PM
Eh, this may have been as "broken out" of a year as he will have. The top 10-15 is loaded with guys with tons of skill but are equally loaded with mental hurdles/inconsistency.

Bremen
10-26-2006, 01:01 AM
Ernham, I just have to say your signature and avatar are great!:worship: :worship: :worship:

its.like.that
10-26-2006, 01:32 AM
* Blake hasn't been won a match after saving match point (ATP circuit). He lost 6 times after he had a match point...
* Blake shares the worst five-set record (0-9) in the Open era with... Marcus Hipfl.
* Blake has very lousy record in deciding tie-break (Futures, Challengers, ATP): 6-16...

Nonetheless he is currently 5-7 player in the world :rolleyes:

5-7?

what does this mean?

its.like.that
10-26-2006, 01:33 AM
:wavey:
Blake was possibly the worst choker in mens tennis until 14-months ago:p ...
>>> However he has won 7-titles from 9-finals in the last 14-months, which puts him equal 2nd during that period [with Nadal] & only behind Federer:angel: ..
It`s safe to say Blake is finally redeeming himself, although the record in 5-set matches is obviously a mental hurdle:devil:

I'm assuming you missed his Davis Cup match against Gonzalez.

;)

Voo de Mar
10-26-2006, 01:44 AM
5-7?

what does this mean?

It means that his ranking is smooth...
Between 17 April and 16 October 2006, Blake was ranked:
- four times 5th
- three times 6th
- ten times 7th in the world, at the beginning of the week.