Who is James Blake?
James Blake is a retired professional tennis player from the United States who now works as a tennis analyst. He has competed in every Tennis Grand Slam event, including the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
What is James Blake’s age?
James Blake was born James Riley Blake on December 28, 1979, the younger of two sons of African-American father Thomas Reynolds Blake and British mother Betty Blake. Thomas Blake, Jr., his older brother, is a former professional tennis player in his own right. He also has three older half-brothers and a half-sister to contend with.
He is 40 years old and stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters) tall as of August 2020.
When and where was James born?
Blake was born in Yonkers, New York, and grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he attended the same high school as Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer. He was admitted to Harvard University, but he left to pursue a tennis career.
Blake was diagnosed with severe scoliosis in his early teens and had to wear a back brace for five years, every day for 18 hours.
James Blake, the top-ranked player at Harvard at the time, left out to pursue a professional career in 1999. He has competed in each of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open. In 2008, he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, while in 2005 and 2006, he reached the quarterfinals of the US Open.
He was ranked #4 in the world in singles and was once regarded the top tennis player in the United States. Blake made a strong recovery in 2005 after a career-threatening neck injury and a disappointing 2004 season. The Association of Tennis Professionals named him “Comeback Player of the Year” (ATP).
Blake announced his unofficial retirement on August 29, 2013.
James Blake has dabbled in a variety of endeavors since his retirement, including sportscasting. He’s worked as a tennis analyst for Tennis Channel, NBC, and CNN. He has been an ESPN tennis analyst since early 2020. Since January 2018, he has also been the tournament director for the Miami Open, where he oversees player relations, media, broadcasting, and innovation.
In July 2007, he published Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, a New York Times best-selling memoir.
Wife and children
Since 2012, James Blake has been married to publicist Emily Snider.
Following a four-year courtship, they married on November 9 in Del Mar, California. Riley Elizabeth Blake (born June 10, 2012) and Emma Blake Blake are their two daughters (born in April 2014).
How much is his net worth?
James Blake has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of August 2020. His fortune stems mostly from his time as a professional tennis player. Over the course of his professional career, he has earned a total of $7,981,786. His net worth was further boosted by brand sponsorships and sponsors such as Fila and Nike, both of which are sportswear brands. Evian sponsored him, and he had his own clothing brand, the Thomas Reynolds Collection, named after his father.
|Date of Birth:||1979, December-28|
|Age:||42 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||James Riley Blake|
|Father||Thomas Reynolds Blake|
|Birth Place/City||Yonkers, New York, USA|
|Profession||Former Tennis Player, Tennis Analyst|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Married to||Emily Snider|
|Education||Fairfield High School, Harvard University|
|Siblings||Thomas Blake, Jr. Half brothers: (Jason, Christopher, Howard), Half Sister: (Michelle)|
|Books||Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life|
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