Found July 11, 2013 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
PLAYERS: Brian Baker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Brian Baker knows a thing or two or a half-dozen or so, for that matter about healing. Then again, the once-promising tennis prodigy has spent most of his adult life doing just that. This time last year, Baker was in the process of capping an amazing comeback to professional tennis by advancing to the quarterfinal round at The Championships at Wimbledon, finishing runner-up at the ATP World Tour event in Nice, France, earning a wild-card invitation to the French Open, and eventually rising to a No. 52 international world ranking. All that plus the fact Baker had previously missed six years of competitive tennis because of five major surgeries and various other maladies made 2013 one of great promise for the 27-year-old, who once carried the label of The Next Great American Hope for a return to international tennis supremacy, after rising to a No. 2 world ranking as a juniors player. Then, it happened again at the Australian Open in January. After an openin...
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