'Emotional' James Blake announces retirement from professional tennis

New York, Aug 27 (ANI): American tennis player James Blake has announced his retirement from professional tennis during a US Open press conference.

According to The New York Post, the 33-year-old Blake, the Yonkers native and former Harvard standout, overcame long odds to become one of the faces of American tennis but he never got beyond the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam.

Blake was choked-up and broke down in tears as he spoke of his plans, the report said.

The American, currently ranked No.100 will face Ivo Karlovic in the first round and expressed that although he had a great career in his eyes, but not one that will go down in the history books, the report added. (ANI)

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