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Fairfield Grad James Blake Announces He Will Retire From Tennis

James Blake, a Yonkers native, Westport resident  and Fairfield High graduate, will retire from professional tennis, according to a report.
James Blake, a Yonkers native, Westport resident and Fairfield High graduate, will retire from professional tennis, according to a report. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

WESTPORT, Conn. -- James Blake, a native of Yonkers, N.Y., and a current Westport, Conn. resident, announced he will retire from professional tennis after competing in this year's U.S. Open, according to USA Today.

Blake, a Fairfield High School (Conn.) graduate, was inducted into the Jackie Robinson Professional Wing of the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame in June.

He enters his final tournament with a 362-251 career record in singles and doubles. He has won 10 Association of Tennis Professionals titles and was ranked as high as fourth in the world in singles in 2006.

Read the full USA Today article here.

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