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Gonzalito17
05-26-2012, 11:15 AM
The more ballyhooed Roddick, Fish, Harrison, Sock, Blake, Querrey, Bogomolov, Young, Kudla, Ginepri, Sweeting, Isner have accomplished little for American tennis this year, only Isner has made a final (in Houston). Everyone else has been shut out, it's been a quiet year for US mens tennis so far. Though credit to Fish and Isner for playing very very well in Davis Cup.

Brian Baker comes along out of nowhere and makes a final in his first ATP event in six years, surpassing all other Americans but Isner in 2012.

What a magnificent start of the year for Baker to reach Nice final losing to Almagro. Best is yet to come for him, you have to think.

Def
05-26-2012, 11:22 AM
umm...

Isner made it to the Indian Wells Final.

Gonzalito17
05-26-2012, 11:31 AM
Thanks def, forgot about that, Isner's results have declined since that great effort in IW.

bjk
05-26-2012, 12:05 PM
Baker vid vs. Davydenko. Nobody in the stands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--dyT4_77SQ

bjk
05-26-2012, 12:06 PM
He can play tennis. Just goes to show that if you have the muscle memory implanted young enough, it never goes away.

CRWV
05-26-2012, 12:41 PM
Thanks def, forgot about that, Isner's results have declined since that great effort in IW.

one word: Clay

Cup8489
05-26-2012, 12:51 PM
I'm really surprised at the win over Davydenko. Granted, he's not at anywhere near his best, but Davy could always play on clay..

great effort makin the final, no shame losin to Algordo.

phnx90
05-26-2012, 09:09 PM
http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/funny-gifs-obey-the-rules.gif
lol jk

jdubbs
05-27-2012, 06:34 AM
Baker vid vs. Davydenko. Nobody in the stands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--dyT4_77SQ

Thx for posting. Baker has a monster game. Defintely be following him from here on out.

Moose Malloy
05-27-2012, 02:04 PM
^here is the complete match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0noXcPS3Mo&feature=channel&list=UL

and the final

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmgmhLWKOOQ&feature=channel&list=UL

Bud
05-28-2012, 01:28 PM
Baker d. Malisse in straight sets today for a place in round 2

New 'live' ranking #124

With a win tomorrow over Simon, Baker will be ranked #112

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It would be ironic if Baker went on a rip, bypassing both Young and Harrison, qualifying for the Olympic games :lol:

MG1
05-28-2012, 01:43 PM
Simon too much to ask i would be very happy if he wins .