Re: Jamie Baker retires from tennis
It's a bit surprising at 26, but he's had a lot of problems. He had some bizarre and potentially fatal autoimmune illness four years back, and he's had a lot of problems with depression also.
I always thought he could be a top75 regular, but he had an awful lack of confidence at the end of sets - vs Roddick last Wimbledon was typical, three tight sets, lost them all. Easy to criticise, but that overpowering self-confidence the top guys have is probably rather difficult to acquire if depression is hanging around in the background.