New injury nightmare strikes luckless Brian Baker

He stunned former French Open winner Gaston Gaudio in the first round of the 2005 US Open but has needed five operations in all for hip, elbow and hernia problems.

updated: January 16, 2013 12:54 IST
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Melbourne: Luckless American Brian Baker was struck down by a fresh injury nightmare at the Australian Open on Wednesday, after battling back from six years on the sidelines.

The world number 57, who bravely returned to tennis in 2011 following a series of operations, was a set up after winning the first 7-6 and 1-1 in the second against compatriot Sam Querrey when he collapsed clutching his knee.

"It didn't look very good," said Querrey. "He said he kind of just felt his knee almost buckle and kind of heard like a pop or a snap.

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