Fairfield native James Blake announces retirement plans from tennis

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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