Originally Posted by tacou
Every person leaves behind a legacy and James Blake's is more epic than most..
While I think players should play as long as they enjoy it, this is an example of the later years overshadowing a brief but fruitful run. Ranked #4 in the world for awhile, YEC finalist, dangerous floater on fast courts. But I forget he is still on tour these days.
Agree with this.
In fact, I think everyone saying "he has no legacy to damage!" just strengthens the idea. 3 years in top 10, finalist at YEC, and his Davis cup record are not accomplishments to sneeze at.
Now, though, everyone thinks of him as a guy who "could never have won a slam." I doubt anyone would have said that during his better playing days.