Thomas Blake (tennis)
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Thomas Blake Tennis
Thomas Blake
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceTampa, Florida, U.S.
Born (1976-12-29) December 29, 1976 (age 45)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Turned pro1999
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$141,621
Singles
Career record2-5 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 264 (28 October 2002)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2003)
WimbledonQ1 (2003)
US OpenQ1 (1998, 1999, 2003)
Doubles
Career record10-22 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 141 (25 November 2002)
Grand Slam doubles results
WimbledonQ2 (2003)
US Open1R (1999, 2002)

Thomas Blake, Jr. (born December 29, 1976) is an American former professional tennis player. Blake was born in Yonkers, New York to Thomas Sr. (who is African-American) and Betty (who is English). He has a younger brother, James Blake, who was also a professional tennis player, as well as three half-brothers, Jason, Howard and Christopher, and a half-sister, Michelle.

Blake grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut and attended Fairfield Warde High School. A graduate of Harvard University, he became a professional tennis player in 1996. He competed in the US Open doubles in 1999 and 2002, both times partnering his brother James. He has played on the ATP Tour, appearing in such tournaments as the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships and Legg Mason Tennis Classic, both in 2003. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida.

Blake retired from professional singles tennis in October 2005.

In June 2008 Thomas Blake was announced as head coach of the Washington Kastles.

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