James Blake's career characterized by "happy-to-be-here" humility

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James Blake made it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 2005 and '06, but never won a Grand Slam.

James Blake made it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 2005 and '06, but never won a Grand Slam.

"The competition is something else I will miss. I will miss pressure-packed moments, break points, set points, match points, the crowd getting into it. But I'm so, so fortunate to have a life after this that I'm looking forward to with my wife, with my family."