When the definitive book on sports comebacks is written, it will surely include a chapter on Brian Baker. By rights the 27-year-old from Nashville, Tennessee, shouldn't be able to raise a racket, let alone play professional tennis at the highest level, but yesterday the qualifier who went through five rounds of surgery in as many years swept into the last 16 of Wimbledon after beating the Frenchman Benoît Paire 6-4 4-6 6-1 6-3.
In a championships still reeling from the exit of Rafael Nadal in the second round, Baker's story can match that upset for drama....
Read it all and there is a lot more there.
Posted July 2, 2012 at 5:28 am
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