Just weeks removed from Australian Open heartbreak, Tennessee native Rhyne Williams showed his resolve over the weekend by rebounding from his disappointment Down Under to win the Challenger of Dallas tennis tournament.
James Blake, once ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, takes on Robby Ginepri, formerly ranked as high as No. 15, in Friday's marquee semifinal of the Challenge of Dallas tennis tournament at T Bar M Racquet Club.
Former top-five player David Nalbandian of Argentina and veteran Americans Sam Querrey, Robby Ginepri and Jill Craybas are among those receiving wild cards into the main draws of the BNP Paribas Open to be played March 5-18 in Indian Wells.
James Blake, still sharpening his game after missing over two months with a right knee injury, rolled to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina on Tuesday night in a first-round match at the Farmers Classic.