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Old 02-20-2011, 08:57 AM   #46
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Delray Beach draw:
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(3/WC) QUERREY, Sam USA v BROWN, Dustin GER
qualifier v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
DABUL, Brian ARG v NISHIKORI, Kei JPN
(WC) BLAKE, James USA v (7) BECKER, Benjamin GER
Last meeting against Becker was in R2 of LA last year - James won 7-5 7-6(5). H2H is 3-0.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:02 AM   #47
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He's had rather good draws with his first-rounds until now. It will be tough. Hopefully James is a bit more match-fit now.
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Excellent win over Becker.
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7-5 6-4 Did anyone see how he played?

He gets Nishikori or Dabul in R2. They don't play until tomorrow - hopefully, the day off will help James.

Update: Nishikori won today 6-2 7-6(5).
They play R2 tomorrow at 7:15pm ET. For those who don't remember, this is a rematch of the 2008 final which James lost (but he beat him 2 months later to even the H2H).

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:52 AM   #51
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Blake lt. Nishikori 3-6 4-6.

Another second round is good though, hope he can peak for Indian Wells/Miami.
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James was on the qualifying entry list for IW, but WD. I wonder if he got a WC.
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I won't even go to GM. Everytime he loses there's a bunch of people saying "James should just retire ".
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Wins over Mello, Levine and Becker.
Losses against Raonic, Kendrick and Nishikori.
Would not call wins great as well as would not call losses miserable.
Raonic has been on fire, Kendrick and Nishikori are in-form hard court specialists.
James got WC for IW and Miami, so we'll see him more in the few weeks.
Hope he can improve his level.
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I won't even go to GM. Everytime he loses there's a bunch of people saying "James should just retire ".
the GM people are surely saying it from a mean/bad place, but one has to wonder how long James will be ok losing in the second round of every tournament. not saying he should retire immeidately, but I'm sure this isn't how he wants to go out.
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So, James is in the main draw of Indian Wells! I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Jim and I'm a big fan of James, I hope he comes back to the top because his game is amazing, by the way, did anyone here read his book? Is it worth reading?
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So, James is in the main draw of Indian Wells! I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Jim and I'm a big fan of James, I hope he comes back to the top because his game is amazing, by the way, did anyone here read his book? Is it worth reading?
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Hello Jim

I've read that book and I just love it. I read it 3 times, and sometimes I just open it somewhere in the middle and go through some pages. It's one of the best books I've ever had in my hands. It isn't just another boring autobiography, it's something much more. I really recommend to buy one
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I've read that book and I just love it. I read it 3 times, and sometimes I just open it somewhere in the middle and go through some pages. It's one of the best books I've ever had in my hands. It isn't just another boring autobiography, it's something much more. I really recommend to buy one
Thanks a lot, then I'll order it for my birthday! And thanks FlameOn for the welcome
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^ Welcome!

I have read his book as well. I really liked it and it's a pretty easy read. One important note about it is that it's not a typical autobiography. It mainly focuses on the late 2003 to late 2005 period -- his father's death, broken neck/zoster virus, what it was like not being able to play, and the comeback. But there are little stories mixed in about his childhood, scoliosis diagnosis, etc. It's mostly off-court issues and very little specifics about actual matches (except for the Agassi one, of course!).
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