James Blake began playing tennis as a member of the Harlem Junior Tennis Program at age 5. As a child, he had to overcome severe scoliosis which forced him to wear a back brace 18 hours a day. Blake, best known for his speed and powerful forehand, reached 3 Grand Slam quarterfinals and, in 2006, became the first African-American player since Arthur Ashe to reach the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings.
Mardy Fish is a former world no. 7 and U.S. number 1 singles player. He reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinals at the 2007 Australian Open, knocking off the 4th seed Ivan Ljubicic before losing to Andy Roddick. Fish reached 3 Grand Slam quarterfinals, the 2004 Olympic final and won 14 career ATP titles.
Michael Chang first started playing the game at six years old. By age 15 he was beginning a string of firsts including: youngest player to win a main draw match at the U.S. Open, youngest Grand Slam champion ever (17 years, 3 months), youngest to rank in the Worlds Top 5 and the first player of Asian descent to crack the Top 10. His all-court game is built on speed and a tenacious service return.
Tommy Haas began playing tennis in Hamburg, Germany at age 4 before moving to Florida at age 11 to attend Nick Bollettieri Academy. Known for his powerful baseline game, Haas turned professional in 1996 and had immediate success. He reached the quarter-finals in his first ATP Tour event, falling to Pete Sampras, and achieved the World No. 2 Ranking in 2002. Haas went on to reach the quarter-finals at each of the Grand Slams and reached the semis at Wimbledon (2009) and three times in Australia (1999, 2002, 2007).