Washington 2011: Blake upsets Nalbandian
James Blake beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4 in second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.
Next for Blake will be John Isner, who defeated Tobias Kamke 6-1, 6-3.
Blake and Isner live near each other in Florida, and hit together all the time. They’ll also team up in doubles in Washington.
“We’re practically neighbors. Last time I was home, I was eating breakfast at his house just about every morning. And he’s taken so much food out of my fridge,he owes me a few thousand dollars,” Blake said. “We practice together so often that I’ve seen his serve a million times—and it doesn’t get any easier.”
So what do you do?
“Sometimes,” Blake explained, “you’ve got to just guess.”
Isner needed only six aces to get past Kamke.
Blake´s victory over the Nalbandian allowed the American to get to the third round for only the second time in 10 tournaments this season.
He dominated Nalbandian for most of their match, saving all three break points he faced and winning 31 of 39 points on his first serve.
“This is the best I’ve served in two years, probably,” Blake said.