So glad Brian Baker is back!

mightyrick

Legend
Brian Baker came in as a wild card to Cincy and just beat Denis Istomin 7-5, 6-3. Very tough first match for Baker after such a bad injury, rehab program, and long time off.

I watched the match and Baker's game off the ground never ceases to amaze me. His return game is amazing (top 10 easily). Incredibly solid backhand. The guy is such an amazing talent. When his health is okay, I believe this guy is the top American player.

Congrats to Baker and here's hoping that he can play within his limits, stay consistent, and stay healthy!
 
It is never too late. If he can reach his potential and play his best tennis in his late 20's and early 30's then good on him!
 

Don Felder

Semi-Pro
Good stuff. Cincy seems to suit baker well. I watched him take out kohlschreiber last year. Impressive early ball striking.
 

TennisOcean

Banned
I'm glad too!! And i like his chances against Dimitrov! Nothing to lose.
This guy had such a sad destiny, would have been top 10 for sure (when you see players like Isner, Monaco reaching top 10...)
 
Brian Baker came in as a wild card to Cincy and just beat Denis Istomin 7-5, 6-3. Very tough first match for Baker after such a bad injury, rehab program, and long time off.

I watched the match and Baker's game off the ground never ceases to amaze me. His return game is amazing (top 10 easily). Incredibly solid backhand. The guy is such an amazing talent. When his health is okay, I believe this guy is the top American player.

Congrats to Baker and here's hoping that he can play within his limits, stay consistent, and stay healthy!


Great player.. hope he will make inroads and lots of points in the next few tournies.!!
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
Sweet, I didn't realize he was back on the tour. Definitely would love to see this guy have success. That's a great win getting back in the fold.
 

GRANITECHIEF

Hall of Fame
Baker played very well vs Istomin and i'd say he's got a shot vs Grigor if he can raise his game slightly.

Amazing story and very easy to root for!
 
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