Fairfield native James Blake announces retirement plans from tennis

Professional tennis player James Blake says he will retire after the U.S. Open. Blake, who grew up in Fairfield, made the announcement at a news

James Blake rose to a career-best ranking of fourth in the world back in 2006.

James Blake rose to a career-best ranking of fourth in the world back in 2006. (8/27/13)

FAIRFIELD - Professional tennis player James Blake says he will retire after the U.S. Open.

Blake, who grew up in Fairfield, made the announcement at a news conference yesterday.

He rose to a career-best ranking of fourth in the world back in 2006.

The 33-year-old is currently ranked 100.
 

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