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Jarkko Nieminen - Brian Baker
Wimbledon men - 28 June 2012

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Jarkko Nieminen and Brian Baker live with Eurosport. The match starts at 20:30 on 28 June 2012. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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BAKER 6-0 6-2 6-4 GAME SET AND MATCH! That break proved vital and Brian Baker, the world number 124 who came out of retirement a year ago, is in the last 32. Hurrah! Who next? Well both possibilities are beatable - France's unseeded Benoit Paire, and eccentric Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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BAKER 6-0 6-2 4-3 BREAK! The third set had gone with serve until, at 3-3, Baker manages to break the Finn. This could put him on the brink of the third round...

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BAKER 6-0 6-2 SET! This is some display by Baker, who breaks Nieminen again and closes out the second set. I wonder how he'll fare if taken to five? Has his time off made him fresh, or will he lack stamina?

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BAKER 6-0 2-0 Crumbs! Baker kicks off his second-round clash with a bagel, breaking immediately in the second. He is ranked 124th in the world, this is some comeback to the circuit - he's better than ever!

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BAKER 5-0 It's not normally our policy to cover the early-round matches involving unseeded players, but we will let you know what happens to Brian Baker, whose story has been making waves this summer. The American, 27, retired after a series of injuries ruined a promising career, and has been working as a college coach in the US. But he decided to give it one last shot this season, and has gone on some superb runs, including to the final at Nice. He starts this second-rounder with two breaks!