3/21/13 3:04 AM | Cheryl Murray
Tour veteran James Blake gave his young countryman a tennis lesson in the feature match on Wednesday night at the Sony Open in Miami.
Ryan Harrison's tennis woes continued to the Miami Masters on Wednesday, with James Blake defeating the young American 6-2, 6-2.
Blake, who is attempting to build his ranking from its current spot at No. 95, actually played quite well on his favorite surface. The veteran prefers a quick hard court which will give a little more bite to his big forehands and he used the conditions to his favor in the 58 minute win.
But there is no question that Harrison has been on a downward slide since his halfway decent quarterfinal showing in Sydney back in January. The American has slipped to playing a uncompetitive form of passive tennis. As he has often over the past two months, Harrison spent the match against Blake retrieving balls and generally letting his opponent dictate play.
Harrison's ranking, already down 15 spots to No. 88 after his dismal showing in Indian Wells, will continue to struggle as long as he plays reactive tennis.
Blake moves into the second round, where he will take on Frenchman Julien Benneteau.
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