James Blake Receives a Nice Ovation at the U.S. Open After Violent Run-In With NYPD Officer

Things are looking up for James Blaker after the rough incident.

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Serena Williams' loss at the U.S. Open was upsetting for many. But she'll be back, and a tennis loss is incomparable to making headlines for being violated by the police for fitting a description. That's what happened to former tennis player James Blake, who was slammed to the ground by a police officer as he was chilling outside of the Grand Hyatt hotel. Blake went from waiting for a ride to the U.S. Open to a news item.

Blake suffered some bruises, but he's fine, and getting the warm reception you see above at the U.S. Open should help the healing process. The sight happened at the semifinal match between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, where Federer won to meet Novak Djokovic at the final.

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