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Re: Jamie Baker retires from tennis

I thought Boggo would be the first to go tbh.

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Sad news =/

I like Baker. I think he has a terrific game - much better than his ranking or place in the sport would suggest.

His match versus Roddick @ last year's Wimbledon was very entertaining for me.

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The guy worked his balls off, but he simply didn't have the talent.

His work ethic alongside Evans or Boggo's talent would have been a top 50 player probably, but not his own.

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Maybe getting dropped from the GB Davis Cup team against Russia at the last minute in favour of Evans made him think "WTF am I going to achieve here?" Hard work and commitment only take you so far unfortunately.

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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.
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Wow I wasn't expecting this. Good guy with a great attitude, but as others said, lacking the goods and the fitness to make it. Last year's grass season will be a great highlight to look back on though.

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Sad to read it. Good luck Jamie
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That's a shame. He really tried his best but it was never meant to be. His win over Calleri at the Davis Cup on clay was quite something.

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Thanks for the video!

He's got a solid head on his shoulders. Sounds like he'll be able to have a good post-tennis career.

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Best of luck to him in whatever he does now after tennis.

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Didn't this guy get straight setted by Lukas Rosol in the 1R of the AO this year?

Enuff said

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Re: Jamie Baker retires from tennis

goodall retires on 28th june 2013, baker retires on 29th june 2013...wow =S 2 bad days for british tennis, really
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