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Savannah SF: Baker def. Strode 6-1 6-1, gets RG WC

Wooohooooooo!!

So happy for the guy.
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Re: Savannah SF: Baker def. Strode 6-1 6-1, gets RG WC

good luck in the final.

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Re: Savannah SF: Baker def. Strode 6-1 6-1, gets RG WC

Amazing comeback. He had 0 atp points at this time last year
Congrats Baker Go take the title!!!!!!!!
More on his career derailed by injuries http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.co...d-by-injuries/ and
his comeback http://www.worldtennismagazine.com/archives/6636

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So happy for Brian, good luck in the final!

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Re: Savannah SF: Baker def. Strode 6-1 6-1, gets RG WC

Apparently Brian Baker was denied a WC for a futures tourney last summer.

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Brian Baker... Same guy that USTA refused to give a WC for qualies of the clay court future last summer...
Maybe a possibility for him to skyrocket to the top 100 in the future

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Thanks for the link LastRocket. I hope he can play Wimbledon this year.

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I asked Brian how he felt watching Wimbledon. “I couldn’t for the first couple of years; it was hard to see people I’d beaten just a couple of years ago doing so well, players like Murray and Djokovic and Monfils,” he said, referring to Andy Murray and Gael Monfils. “I’m happy for them, but I know that, healthy, I could make it.”

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Re: Savannah SF: Baker def. Strode 6-1 6-1, gets RG WC

Congrats Brian Well deserved
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Thanks for the link LastRocket. I hope he can play Wimbledon this year.
Added another link (recent from April 16, 2012) to my post about his comeback

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Glad he got it, considering his story (which I never knew until yesterday )

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Amazing comeback. He had 0 atp points at this time last year
Congrats Baker Go take the title!!!!!!!!
More on his career derailed by injuries http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.co...d-by-injuries/ and
his comeback http://www.worldtennismagazine.com/archives/6636

Never saw him play, any youtube videos on him playing? What's his game style?
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Re: Savannah SF: Baker def. Strode 6-1 6-1, gets RG WC



Not necessarily a Baker fan, but it's great.

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Re: Savannah SF: Baker def. Strode 6-1 6-1, gets RG WC

If the USTA is smart they will start supporting Brian financially. He doesn't even have a coach right now.
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If the USTA is smart they will start supporting Brian financially. He doesn't even have a coach right now.
Actually I think he does, Ricardo Acuna.

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Actually I think he does, Ricardo Acuna.
Nah, that was just in the past.
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Great stuff! Good luck in RG Brian, and in the final tomorrow.

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“I’m excited,” Baker said. “This is my first grand slam (event) since the U.S. Open in 2005. It’s not like I’m going to grand slams every year.”
A nice article http://savannahnow.com/sports/2012-0...nah-challenger


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