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September 4, 2005

Images from Day 6

Wildcard James Blake ousted Rafael Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the third round to spring another super-sized upset.

The American was ranked only 210 in April after a dreadful 2004 during which he broke his neck, contracted shingles and lost his father to cancer.

He flayed winners left, right and centre on Saturday and by the end French Open champion Nadal cut a forlorn figure.

"I'm waiting for the alarm clock to go off and I'm going to wake up," Blake gasped before a jubilant Arthur Ashe Court crowd.

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