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2010-10-14 13:00:00

DUBLIN, October 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker is proud to announce the latest addition to its roster of poker ambassadors - top tennis star James Blake, who recently signed as a Friend of Full Tilt. James has led the US Davis Cup team since being selected in 2001, with a record of 20 wins and just nine losses. His greatest success with the US team came in 2007, when the US defeated Russia 4-1 in the Davis Cup final with James winning both of his matches. Since turning...

2009-08-31 18:55:00

Five-time defending champion Roger Federer swept through his first-round match Monday at the 2009 U.S. Open, the final tennis Grand Slam of the year. The Swiss star defeated American Devin Britton 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 in 1 hour, 28 minutes during which he took advantage of Britton's 40 unforced errors. Federer beat Andy Murray in last year's final to capture his Open Era-record fifth straight title. Federer is after his 16th major title to extend his own record and he has won the French Open and...

2009-07-12 15:01:22

Marin Cilic beat James Blake in four sets Sunday, sending Croatia to the Davis Cup semifinals and eliminating the United States team. Cilic's 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win gave Croatia an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five quarterfinal competition. After Cilic's clinching win, the U.S. team's Bob Bryan, who won Saturday's doubles with his brother Mike, ended the matches with a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win over Roko Karanusic, setting the overall final score at 3-2. Cilic had earlier defeated...

2009-07-09 11:46:35

Ivo Karlovic is being called upon to play both singles and doubles for Croatia against the United States this weekend in a Davis Cup quarterfinal series. Karlovic is to open the best-of-five set Friday against James Blake before teaming with Lovro Zovko for a doubles match Saturday and then a singles bout with Mardy Fish on Sunday. The matches are to be played in Porec on an indoor clay court, on which the U.S. players traditionally have problems. The United States will be without Andy...

2009-07-06 11:20:00

Andy Roddick said he was injured during the Wimbledon final and has withdrawn from this week's U.S. Davis Cup matches against Croatia. The United States is playing Croatia Friday-Sunday in Porec in a best-of-five series. The winner advances to the Davis Cup semifinals. Roddick was announced last week as part of a U.S. Davis Cup squad that includes James Blake and the doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan. U.S. team captain Patrick McEnroe on Monday said Mardy Fish would replace Roddick. Roddick...

2009-06-29 13:08:27

The United States will field a team of Andy Roddick, James Blake, and doubles specialists Bob and Mike Bryan in the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Croatia. Roddick is ranked sixth in the world and Blake is 17th. The Bryan brothers hold the No. 1 world ranking among doubles teams. Our guys have once again answered the call and are ready to accept the challenge of representing their country on the road under tough conditions, said U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe. We are bringing our most experienced...

2009-06-22 15:26:24

World No. 2 Roger Federer rolled to an easy win in opening-day action Monday of the Wimbledon Championships in London. Federer, whose only loss in his last 42 matches at Wimbledon was in the 2008 final, defeated Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 behind 10 aces and five service breaks. Federer actually had to come from behind in the match. He trailed 2-3 in the first set after his serve was broken but immediately broke back and controlled the match from there. He had 42 winners against 10 unforced...

2009-06-14 11:15:32

Scotland's Andy Murray won the Aegon Tennis Championships in London Sunday with a 7-5 6-4 victory against American James Blake. The top-seeded Murray closed the first set by winning the last two games following a 30-0 advantage. Of the 60 points played in the opening set, Murray had a 32-28 advantage. In the second, he converted the lone break-point chance for either player to take a 4-3 lead and held serve from there to complete the match in 67 minutes, winning his second title this season...

2009-06-13 14:04:47

Scotland's Andy Murray and American James Blake were Saturday's semifinal winners at the Aegon Tennis Championships in London. Murray, the pre-Wimbledon event's top seed, was a 6-2, 6-4 victor against unseeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain. The world's third-ranked men's player behind Spain's Rafael Nadal and Switzerland' Roger Federer is attempting to become the first Brit to win this tournament in 71 years since Bunny Austin in 1938. I got off to a very good start in the first set, have been...

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