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Re: Nice R2: Baker def. Monfils 6-3, 7-6(9)

I know this will make him 'Bandwagon player of the Month'

. . . but that was great to watch!
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Clownfils got baked good.

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After a hiatus of 4 years he beats Monfils, good clay courter and Frenchman in France Impressive.

Because of his ranking he doesn't participate at Roland Garros I think. That's too bad.
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Re: Nice R2: Baker def. Monfils 6-3, 7-6(9)

Bakermania running wild.

Good words at the after match interview admitted he was tight on the previous match points, but didn't lose belief.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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2nd serve ace set point down in the breaker @ 9-8* balls of steel.

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Amazing!! He now needs one big scalp at RG and this is movie material for sure. Well done Brian!!

Really really hope he gets a kind draw at RG. Such a shame this guy's career was ruined so much - it's clear he has more court sense and better strokes than a lot of the top US players of recent years - not just the serve and forehand combo that so many rely on. AMAZING claycourt streak too - when's the last time an American won this many claycourt matches consecutively?!
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Because of his ranking he doesn't participate at Roland Garros I think. That's too bad.
he was given United States' wildcard into the tournament

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After a hiatus of 4 years he beats Monfils, good clay courter and Frenchman in France Impressive.

Because of his ranking he doesn't participate at Roland Garros I think. That's too bad.
He got the WC into Roland Garros.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Nice R2: Baker def. Monfils 6-3, 7-6(9)

I was rooting for him like he was my brother or so

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After a hiatus of 4 years he beats Monfils, good clay courter and Frenchman in France Impressive.

Because of his ranking he doesn't participate at Roland Garros I think. That's too bad.
Basically a hiatus of 7 years, to be honest
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Great great win, so glad he made it
That 2nd serve ace down 8-9 in the TB was
I'm so glad his story is matched up with a very likable game

Btw, did the stream break down only for me at 9-9 in the TB?


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Congrats, Bakes. Keep it going. Stay healthy.
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Because of his ranking he doesn't participate at Roland Garros I think. That's too bad.
He does He won a wild card

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