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James Blake is here & talks about why he loves Dunlop racquets, being a GirlDad, the importance of tennis balls as a tournament director & more!

Talk Tennis

James Blake joins us between commentating matches at the BNP Paribas Open and talks about all things tennis! This former top 10 ATP American player chats with us about many things including why he loves Dunlop racquets and how his relationship with the brand began and how it is going (hint: he divulges some info on some racquets he is playtesting). He also discusses what it is like being the Tournament Director for the Miami Open and how important choosing the right ball is when dealing with a high level of play on the ATP & WTA Tour; he even talks about being a #GirlDad and let's us know his thoughts on pickleball and running!  Shop Dunlop Racquets: https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/DunlopRacquets.html If you have any further questions or want to continue the conversation?! Email us at podcast@tennis-warehouse.com Shop with us for all your TENNIS needs all over the WORLD: 🇺🇸 Tennis Warehouse -- http://www.tenniswarehouse.com🇪🇺 TW Europe -- http://tenniswarehouse-europe.com  🇦🇺 Tennis Only AUS -- http://tennisonly.com.au Happy Hitting!

24mins

2 Nov 2021

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James Blake on Falsettos, Comparisons, and His Knack for Musical Left Turns

Kyle Meredith With...

James Blake sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss Friends That Break Your Heart. The English singer-songwriter tells us about the process of deciding what this album should be, comparisons with and being jealous of other artists, and covering Joy Division on the preceding covers EP. Blake also talks about his knack for left turns in his songs, using less of his famous falsetto, and having SZA and JID guest on this newest set.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

28mins

22 Oct 2021

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The Zane Lowe Interview Series

James Blake joins Zane to talk about mental health and the process of creating his new album, ‘Friends That Break Hearts’.

48mins

11 Oct 2021

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James Blake's heartbreak anthems

Take 5

Over the past decade, James Blake has gone from grabbing our hearts with the Wilhelm Scream, to collaborating with some of the biggest names on the planet. The London born producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist has always kept it moving; expanding his sound, testing new waters, and through it all remaining grounded in what matters.I first met James back in 2011, just as the hype around him was beginning to grow. And I’ve been lucky to catch up with him over the years at various points. But he’s never done a Take 5, until now.On the day he released his fifth album, he joined me to play over people’s tunes. Specifically, his favourite heartbreak anthems. From Stevie Wonder to Pink Pantheress to Al Green, this is a capture of an incredible music mind and heart.Stevie Wonder - Never Dreamed You’d Leave In SummerJeff Buckley - I Know It’s OverDijon - Many TimesPink Pantheress - Break It OffAl Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

33mins

8 Oct 2021

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Getting To Know....James Blake

Fantastic Tennis

As we gear up for what will surely be an amazing US Open, I think back to all the legendary matches that New York has given us over the decades,  and one of the first that springs to mind is the 2005 James Blake vs Andre Agassi fifth set quarterfinal night match rumble. This week, we happily honor that match, but more importantly, the man behind the thunderous forehand and charming smile....the fantastic James Blake. Join host Jon Guerrica, James's brother, Chris Walker as well as James Riley Blake himself as they reminisce and dissect a career that saw him climb to #4 in the world, win 10 ATP singles titles and defeat legends like: Nadal, Federer & Agassi. We'll hear firsthand the importance of family and how a freak accident on a practice court in Rome changed James's life forever. Our 90-minute biography covers it all, from his years playing for Harvard, to his first experience with celebrity, to his thoughts on the Williams sisters and even a tutorial on how to beat Rafa Nadal. We'll also go through an astonishing resume of accomplishments you'll have to hear to believe, so if you need a bright spot to your day, we hope you join the conversation because you won't get much sunnier than the awe-inspiring, James Blake. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jon-guerrica/support

1hr 26mins

23 Aug 2021

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OAF 28 - Dave, Rathbone Place, DJ Seinfeld, Lola Young, James Blake, Lil Nas X, Low Island, The Suicide Squad, Jungle Cruise, The Sparks Brothers, and Limbo

OAF (On A Friday)

OAF 28 is here. Dan is hyped for lots of new music this week, including Dave, Rathbone Place, DJ Seinfeld, Lola Young, James Blake, Lil Nas X, and Low Island. Tom is hyped for new films including The Suicide Squad, Jungle Cruise, The Sparks Brothers and Limbo.Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6BOVLLad2duA31cP98rcQy?si=207bf931e03343ffTrailers: The Suicide Squad: https://youtu.be/3eD5d48t_UoJungle Cruise: https://youtu.be/hJZ82pwwJqAThe Sparks Brothers: https://youtu.be/mq_nKCIx6gcLimbo: https://youtu.be/-pdLSXjEAocSummer Of Soul (Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised): https://youtu.be/XINMDlDTUXYPlease like, subscribe, rate, review, share and say nice things about and to us. Thanks for listening as always. 

34mins

30 Jul 2021

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Deep dive discussion with retired professional tennis player James Blake on Holding Court

Holding Court with Patrick McEnroe

James Blake is an American retired professional tennis player. Blake was known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. During his career, Blake amassed 24 singles finals appearances (10–14 record), while his career-high singles ranking was World No. 4. Career highlights included reaching the final of the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup, the semifinals of the Beijing Olympics (upsetting Roger Federer along the way), the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (2008) and US Open (2005, 2006), as well as two titles at the Hopman Cup (2003, 2004) and being the No. 1 ranked American singles player. Blake was a key performer for the United States 2007 Davis Cup championship team, going 2–0 in the championship tie vs. Russia at second singles.

51mins

29 Jul 2021

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BONUS EPISODE: School Options for Busy Tennis Families (ft. James Blake & Chris Griffin)

ParentingAces - The Junior Tennis and College Tennis Podcast

Welcome to this Bonus Episode of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network!Lisa is joined by former US #1 men's player, James Blake, and Sora Schools parent, Chris Griffin, to discuss the choices Tennis Families have today over how to educate their children. James shares his junior tennis experiences, including his path to Harvard then to the ATP Tour, focusing on the academic choices his family made. Chris shares his son's experience moving from traditional public school to Sora, a 2-year-old NCAA-accredited virtual school.For more information on Sora, visit https://soraschools.com/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29mins

17 Jun 2021

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The Racquet Magazine Tennis Podcast

J-Block activate! To kick off our latest season, we have the good bloke James Blake on the show to talk his journey from Harvard to Davis Cup trophies, becoming a tournament director and leading voice of tennis, as well as his experience with policy brutality. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

26 Mar 2021

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Tennis Great James Blake And Comedian Bil Benden

The Approach Shot

Tennis great, James Blake and comedian Bil Benden are our guests this week on The Approach Shot. James Riley Blake is an American retired professional tennis player. Blake was known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. During his career, Blake amassed 24 singles finals appearances (10–14 record), while his career-high singles ranking was World No. 4. Career highlights included reaching the final of the 2006 Tennis Masters Cup, the semifinals of the Beijing Olympics, the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (2008) and US Open (2005, 2006), as well as two titles at the Hopman Cup (2003, 2004) and being the No. 1 ranked American singles player. Blake was a key performer for the United States 2007 Davis Cup championship team, going 2–0 in the championship tie vs. Russia at second singles. In 2005, Blake was presented with the Comeback Player of the Year award for his remarkable return to the tour. Later, in 2008, Blake was awarded another honor by the ATP, where he was named the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year. On July 3, 2007, Blake's autobiography, Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, which discussed his comeback after his unlucky 2004 season, was released and debuted at No. 22 on the New York Times Best Seller list. He co-wrote this book with Andrew Friedman. Bil Benden is intense with his outlook on just what 35 years of marriage has taught him about both men and women, and the joys of co-habitation in modern day America. From childhood to parent hood and all the creamy, fluffy filling in between listen to experience all the hilarious details told through the eyes, ears and throat of this gifted storyteller.

51mins

10 Jan 2021

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