Brian Baker Makes Semis in Nice

Wow, the Brian Baker comeback story justs keeps getting better. Baker has now reached the semifinals in the Open de Nice – a warmup tournament for the French Open. Today he will play Russia’s┬áNikolay Davydenko for a spot in the Finals. To get to this point Baker has, among other things, won three qualifying matches […]

A New/Old American Tennis Star

If you haven’t heard of Brian Baker yet, don’t worry, you almost certainly will during the French Open. I only today learned his name and history, mostly from this article, and I’m already a huge fan. Evidently, Baker was a top-level junior player who was destined for fame and fortune until he was beset by […]

USTA League Tennis, it Ain’t for Everyone

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JoyVanBuhler / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND You might not have planned on being a USTA league player, you might not even necessarily want to play in a league, but if you are a club player chances are you have played on a USTA team, if not multiple teams. League tennis is one of those things […]