James Blake, the darling of the U.S. Open’s pre-tournament publcity tour, has been dropped in the third round. Mardy Fish, the young American always waiting for his big break, defeated Blake last night in three fairly easy sets, 6-3. 6-3. 7-6.
Last year at this time we were talking about young Americans John Isner and Donald Young; this year we’ve got Fish and Querrey in the Round of 16. This looks so much more promising.