With Roddick pulling out of the Houston Clay Court Championship, Blake should have been feeling pretty good about his chances of winning his first clay court tournament. Another good sign was that Tommy Haas was knocked out of the field as well. However, in another absolutely disappointing display of will/determination, Blake is out in the semifinal. He actually should have lost the quarter final against Juan Monaco. Watching it live, I can confidently say that he was outplayed, but was fortunate to win the final set in a tie-break. The more I watch him play, the more I root for his opponent. He is not an intelligent tennis player at all. He has incredible speed and can hit the hell out of the ball, but so can most juniors. What an embarassment.