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James Blake Is the Miami Open's New Tournament Director

Former World No.4 James Blake will take the helm at the Miami Open as its new tournament director.

The American will will focus on player relations, media, broadcast, as well as tournament improvements and innovations, according to the tournament.

“James’s extensive knowledge of tennis from both a player and tournament perspective, along with his proven leadership skills, great reputation and strong relationships throughout the sport, make him the perfect choice to serve as tournament director of the Miami Open,” said Adam Barrett, Miami Open Executive Director. “He is going to make our team stronger and will be a great bridge for the players and fans.”

Blake currently serves as a tennis analyst for both Tennis Channel and CNN, and is President of the USTA Foundation. He lives in San Diego with wife Emily and two daughters, Riley and Emma.

The Miami Open will be played at Crandon Park Tennis Center in 2018. In 2019 the tournament will move from Key Biscayne to Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, beginning in 2019.