American Brian Baker has been added to the field of the ATP Malaysian Open in Kuala Lampur later this month. The 27 year old has received a wild card into the ATP event after rocketing up the rankings over the past year “We are excited that Brian has accepted the first singles main draw wild card,” said Tournament DIrector Nick Freyer.
"His story is truly inspirational; to think that a year ago he was coaching a college team in the United States having undergone five major surgeries to include a repaired elbow, hip and more. His comeback has been one of the most talked about stories in tennis and his determination to never give up has allowed him to move his world ranking from the deepest depths, to now be at a career high of 70.
His story is one of THE sports stories of 2012 and our very welcoming tennis fans will have the opportunity to congratulate him for his achievements live when he plays the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur.” Baker was qually pleased to receive the wild card, "I am really pleased and appreciative to receive a wild card for Kuala Lumpur.
I have not made many trips to Asia and this would be my first time coming to Malaysia, so I am really looking forward to seeing a new city and a different culture. I’m sure it is going to be a fascinating experience and something quite different as this amazing year continues for me.” Other players already committed to the event inclde world no.
5 David Ferrer, Juan Monaco, Alex Dolgopolov, Kei Nishikori, Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison. .