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James Blake
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September 2, 2013: "Like I said out on the court, I'm never [again] going to have 15,000, 10,000, 20,000 people cheering for me, chanting U S A, screaming my name, that kind of stuff. I'm lucky enough to have had that for 14 years. I try to look at the positives. Most people never have had that. Most people in the world will never be able to relate to that. That's why I was proud of my book. I felt like I related to people on a much more human level. Now I'll go back to being a normal person that doesn't have people cheering for him, just changing diapers and hoping to get 18 holes in on a given day. That's okay with me."
James Blake, who announced his retirement at the US Open, talking to the media after losing to Ivo Karlovic in the final singles match of his career which peaked at No. 4 in singles.

"The best thing that could have happened to me was breaking my neck. I came home from Europe, and that was the last six weeks of my dad's life. I'm so thankful, in all seriousness. I'm thankful I got hurt."
- James Blake told Charlie Bricker of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, in 2005 about his father, Thomas Sr., who died of cancer in 2004.

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