Has James Blake sticking around hurt his legacy?

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  1. Relinquis

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    Ok... all yous haters... did you see his match against Tsgona yesterday?

    If he had retired we would have been deprived of that. I hope he plays for as long as he likes. I for one, love watching his tennis.
     
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  2. NLBwell

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    I think players should play as long as they want. I'm in no hurry to have Blake or anyone else leave. I still like to watch him play. What he has accomplished will not be diminished by playing more.
     
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  3. citybert

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    What about Date is she hurting her legacy at 42? She had a better career than blake overal but people love her now and it appears she is enjoying the tour.
     
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  4. Blaxican10s

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    His legacy will always be the awesome hair he once rocked!
     
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  5. ollinger

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    Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Unitas, Michael Jordan, Tom Seaver, Rod Laver, Wayne Gretzky, and on and on --- virtually all the great athletes with "immortal" legacies ended their careers with a few years of very modest performance, but who thinks less of them today? These threads about hurting one's legacy always seem to lose sight of that fact. Have a little perspective. A generation later nobody's thinking about how your career ended. They're thinking about what it was at it's heights. Having said that, Blake has had an OK career but hardly the kind that people will be talking about years down the road.
     
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  6. JoelDali

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    Blake will settle between Roddick and Ashe on the GOAT list of all time.

    If you read Breaking Back you will understand his GOATness better than what is debated on sleazy Internet Talk Shows.
     
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  7. luishcorreia

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    I saw him live at the estoril open some years ago and really loved to see him play. I think he lost the final. Tis last game with tsonga was very close, showing that he could be easily Top 20. I really enjoyed the game aGainst tsonga.... So just glad he is still around.dont know or care about his legacy
     
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  8. BeHappy

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    It looked like he could be top ten again really.
     
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