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Blake, now a father, back at Wimbledon

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U.S. Tennis player and long-time Fairfield resident James Riley Blake became a father on June 10 with the birth of daughter Riley Elizabeth. Blake’s fiancee, Emily Snider, and baby are doing well and the tennis player, once ranked number four in the world, is off to Wimbledon, where he’s entered in the main draw.
“It has been amazing. I couldn’t possibly be happier to be a father. Mother and daughter are doing great,” Blake said via email from England on Thursday.
“As for wimby (Wimbledon), I’m excited to be playing here again because I know how much it means to my mom back in her home country.”
Blake’s mother, Betty, who lives in Fairfield, is British.
A tour veteran at age 32, it’s not clear how many years Blake may have left, but he still has passion for the game. It takes more, though, than passion to survive on the pro tour.
“I’ve still got a few little, nagging injuries and I will have to play through those. I’m hoping I’ve still got some good results left, especially at the slams. That’s the time to really appreciate the tour. I’ve been out here a while and these slams really are enjoyable.
Blake has also entered a new promotional partnership with Travis Matthew apparel, a line until now primarily associated with golf, Bubba Watson at the moment their premiere player.

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Michael Daly

One Response

  1. Here says:

    Great article! Explains the plight of all Arsenal fans. Why is our transfer season always like this?
    Do we have the money? We all think so.
    Do we have the desire to win? Absolutely.
    Every single team in the top 5 last year have already spent money.
    Why not Arsenal?
    We all know what positions need filling, it’s not only Higuain that we need.
    Where are the other players?
    Does anyone out there think that the current team is enough to challenge for anything?
    So where are the transfers?
    There is no reason not to have signed a goalkeeper and a midfielder by now.
    Cesar is dirt cheap, super experienced and ready to come.
    Fellaini, is the finished product with EPL experience and a fair release clause.
    Where are these signings? Is it not better to bring them in as early as possible to gel with the team?
    I really, truly do not understand. The few million pounds we might save by haggling and waiting will not be worth it if the team needs the first 5-6 weeks to gel together.
    Aaaaaarrrrghhhhh. I am frustrated!