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Brian Baker down but never out

Updated: May 1, 2012, 10:48 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Nine years ago, Brian Baker was a revelation in Paris.

He beat Marcos Baghdatis in the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros junior tournament, then Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals. Even when Baker lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final, it seemed likely -- based on the elite company he was keeping -- that Baker had a promising future as a professional.

But as Baker has learned, the future is promised to no one. He watched helplessly -- at the mercy of his broken ...

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