Brian Baker Advances to the Third Round at Wimbledon with a Straight Sets Victory
WIMBLEDON, England – Belmont men's tennis assistant coach Brian Baker won his second round match at Wimbledon held on Thursday afternoon in Wimbledon, England.
The unseeded Baker swept Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in straight sets 6-0, 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday afternoon to advance to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. He dominated the match from start to finish as hit 34 winners and only had eight unforced errors.
The win continues to build the confidence of the Nashville native who was not real comfortable playing on grass when he arrived in England last week.
"I haven't played a lot on it," Baker admitted during an appearance on Live at Wimbledon on the Wimbledon website. "I was calling home and saying 'I can't play on this stuff it's so hard'. But now I feel pretty good on it."
He now will face Benoit Paire of France in the third round as he beat #22 seed Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a second round match.
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