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Tennis Star James Blake Bears Similarity to Misidentified 'Suspect'

9/10/2015 1:58 PM PDT

Tennis Star James Blake -- Bears Similarity to Misidentified 'Suspect'

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The man on the right was the person NYPD cops were looking for when they allegedly detained and roughed up retired tennis star James Blake -- although it turns out neither was the culprit.

As we reported, Blake says he was slammed to the ground near his midtown hotel Wednesday, when he was on his way to the U.S. Open. Blake says 5 officers manhandled and cuffed him because they said he matched the description of a suspect in a credit card fraud scheme.

We don't know the name of the man on the right. He obviously has darker skin but there is a likeness between the 2.

Blake has never accused cops of racism, but he was pissed about what he considers an excessive use of force.

The NYPD has launched an internal affairs investigation. We're told cops have video of the takedown.

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