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Andy Roddick, James Blake and Martina Hingis hit the exhibition circuit

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Boris Kodjoe, Andy Roddick, James Blake, and John Isner come together for charity. (

Boris Kodjoe, Andy Roddick, James Blake, and John Isner come together for charity. (Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)

Andy Roddick and James Blake dusted off their rackets to join John Isner and other celebrities for charity exhibitions in New York and New Jersey last week.

The James Blake Foundation raised more than $200,000 at its ninth annual Serving For A Cure event in Manhattan, which featured a doubles match with Roddick, Isner, Blake and actor Boris Kodjoe. Proceeds from the event went to the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund. Blake’s father died of gastric cancer in 2004.

Isner and Roddick team up in New York. (Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)

Andy Roddick (left) and John Isner team up in New York. (Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)

“I’m really proud of this,” Blake said. “Andy was one of the first to sign on when I started it in 2005 and he’s been a supporter ever since. I’m proud to have people out there who I consider friends and are so giving of their time.”

Roddick, Blake and Isner also joined Justin Gimelstob for the Justin Gimelstob Children’s Fund Tennis Exhibition in New Jersey, which raised more than $300,000 for a variety of children’s charities.


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Daniela Hantuchova, Martina Hingis and Gael Monfils

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Daniela Hantuchova, Martina Hingis and Gael Monfils pose for photos ahead of the exhibition. (isifa/Getty Images)

Martina Hingis led the most star-studded European exhibition of the season, joining Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils and Daniela Hantuchova for an event in Bratislava, Slovakia. Between Hingis’ creative shot-making and the dynamic athleticism of the Frenchmen (along with Hantuchova’s piano playing), this looked like a fun one to watch:

Martina Hingis directing traffic. (isifa/Getty Images)

Martina Hingis directing traffic. (isifa/Getty Images)

Daniela Hantuchova studied classical piano until she decided to commit full time to tennis as a teenager. (isifa/Getty Images)

Daniela Hantuchova studied classical piano until she decided to commit full time to tennis as a teenager. (isifa/Getty Images)

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It’s not a proper exo without a ‘tweener. (Tomas Benedikovic/isifa/Getty Images, ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Published On Dec 10, 2013
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