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BRIAN BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Baker gets US Open wild-card entry

Brian Baker received a wild-card entry into the U.S. Open, giving the oft-injured American another chance at a comeback after hurting himself at the Australian Open in January. The USTA handed out eight wild cards into the main draw Tuesday, including to 102nd-ranked Ryan Harrison and 2010 NCAA singles champion Bradley Klahn. Last year, Baker won his first U.S. Open match since...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker gets another chance at comeback at US Open

Brian Baker received a wild-card entry into the U.S. Open, giving the oft-injured American another chance at a comeback after hurting himself at the Australian Open in January. The USTA handed out eight wild cards into the main draw Tuesday, including to 102nd-ranked Ryan Harrison and 2010 NCAA singles champion Bradley Klahn. Last year, Baker won his first U.S. Open match since...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

ATP lifer Baker ready to roll at Atlanta event

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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tenn. native, ATP lifer Baker ready to roll in Atlanta

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 fourth round at The Championships at Wimbledon, finishing...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Janowicz Falls to Baker in Auckland

(January 7, 2013) In Auckland, American Brian Baker continued his comeback by knocking out fifth seed Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Baker came back to the ATP  World Tour last year after a six-year absence to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon. HEINEKEN OPEN – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND $ 433,400.00 5- 12 JANUARY 2013 RESULTS – MONDAY,  JANUARY 7, 2013 Singles –...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

“Comeback Kid” Brian Baker trips up while Sloane Stephens through in first round of Citi Open

Brian Baker crashes out in first round of Citi Open in Washington, D.C. “Comeback Kid” Brian Baker trips up in first round of the Citi Open WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hot off his stellar fourth round appearance at this year’s Wimbledon Championships, Baker has failed to progress past the first round in his last two events in Atlanta and Los Angeles, and he can now add Washington...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Baker gets auto entry to US Open

American Brian Baker's rapid climb in the rankings has earned him automatic entry into the U.S. Open. Ranked 458th at the start of 2012 after more than five years off the tour because of injuries, Baker is now No. 79 after reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon as a qualifier. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Wednesday the top 101 players who earned direct entry into this...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Baker Continues Dream run from Qualies to the Round of 16

WIMBLEDON – The clock has not yet struck midnight for American Brian Baker who has made a surprising comeback to the tour, after being away from years due to surgeries. Baker who had qualify to play Wimbledon has made it through the qualifying tournament to the round of 16 with a 6‑4, 4‑6, 6‑1, 6‑3 victory over Benoit Paire on Saturday at Wimbledon “It’s been unreal...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Baker of US gets to Wimbledon's 3rd round

Brian Baker's remarkable comeback keeps getting better: Now the American is into the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. After missing major tournaments for 6 1/2 years because of a series of operations, including reconstructive elbow surgery, the 27-year-old from Nashville, Tenn., returned to Grand Slam action last month by earning a wild card into the...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Former French Open Boys’ Finalist Brian Baker Claims USTA French Open Wild Card

USTA Player Development announced that Brian Baker of Nashville, Tenn., has earned a main draw wild card into the 2012 French Open. This year, the USTA awarded one men’s singles main draw wild card into the French Open to the American player who finished with the best combined results at two USTA Pro Circuit clay-court challengers—a $100,000 event in Sarasota, Fla., and a $50...
Via Tennis Panorama
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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