blake moya last point

Also advancing to the third round was Carlos Moya, who erased three match points, sent James Blake into a painful tumble in the final rally and won 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6).


On the last point of a 2 1/2-hour match played in 85-degree sunshine, Blake got a cramp in his left thigh chasing a shot and went rolling in the corner of the court. As he lay face down on the hot concrete, Moya walked up to check on him, and Blake extended his hand.


``I wish I could have gotten up to tell him congratulations more sincerely,'' Blake said with a smile.
 
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Haka Boy

Guest
I already have some prior knowledge of this but that statement from him pretty well sums up what kind of sportsman and human being Blake really is.
 

VictorS.

Professional
Blake is really a class act. Although he hasn't really gotten thru late into any of these big tourneys, it's encouraging to see his competitive results against guys like moya and hewitt. I don't know if he'll ever become a more consistent player, but he's got the talent to play with the big boys, there's no doubt about that.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
Yep, Blake is.

As is Moya, who sat in his chair for quite a while, waiting for Blake to get up so they could walk off together.

And then when Blake still was unable to get up, Moya went over and chatted with him for a minute or two, before he left.

Two very great sportsmen.
 

VictorS.

Professional
I wonder if Blake suffers from being "too nice of a guy." You look at guys like Roddick, Hewitt, and even Safin when he's focused...these guys really have a fire about them as competitors. Sometimes it seems like he doesn't take the losses too hard (Blake I mean). Obviously he's been thru a lot over the past year, and he's said on a number of occasions that his trials and tribulations have really put life into perspective, and I don't blame him for that. But you just get the feeling sometimes when you're watching roddick and hewitt....that's winning and losing is like life or death.
 
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