With an overpowering serve and aggressive play Tuesday night, James Blake dispatched defending champion David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4 and put the rest of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic field on notice that he's not fading away.
Mardy Fish withdrew from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Monday, citing a bruised right heel, leaving the tournament without the top two American men.
The Legg Mason Tennis Classic's status as a U.S. Open tuneup - a hard-court showcase on the East Coast a few weeks before the national championship tournament - attracts some of the world's best players to the District.
John Isner overwhelmed Gilles Muller in the third set and has reached the Atlanta Tennis Championships final for the second straight year.
Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan earned the United States its first point of a Davis Cup quarterfinal against Spain, keeping the Americans alive with a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Marcel Granollers and Fernando Verdasco in doubles Saturday.
Andy Roddick couldn't stem Spain's march to a 2-0 lead over the United States in their Davis Cup quarterfinal, losing 7-6 (11), 7-5, 6-3 to David Ferrer after Feliciano Lopez dispatched Mardy Fish.
Top-seeded John Isner and Nicolas Mahut are forever linked with the longest match in tennis history.
For the very first time in his record-breaking career, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer couldn't hang on to a two-set lead at a Grand Slam tournament.
For two superb sets Wednesday, everything looked so routine for Roger Federer, precisely the way it did for so many years at Wimbledon — and nearly everywhere else, too.