Name: Brian Baker
Sport: Tennis
Event(s): Singles
Height: 6-3
Weight: 170
DOB: 4/30/1985
Birthplace: Nashville, Tenn.
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Hillwood High School (Nashville, Tenn.) ‘03
College: Belmont University ‘15, Business
Coach(es): Ricardo Acuna
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, T-33rd (singles); T-9th (doubles)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 Australian Open, first round (doubles)
  • 2016 French Open, third round (doubles)
  • 2016 Wimbledon, first round (doubles)
  • 2015 US Open, second round (singles)
  • 2013 Australian Open, second round (singles)
  • 2013 US Open, third round (doubles)
  • 2012 French Open, second round (singles)
  • 2012 US Open, second round (singles)
  • 2012 Wimbledon, fourth round (singles)
Personal: Son of Steve and Jackie Baker...Has two older siblings, Kathryn and Art...Started playing tennis at age 2 with his dad in his backyard...Graduated first in his class from Hillwood High School...Underwent 11 surgeries from 1999-2014, including operations on both knees and hips, back and right elbow...During his recovery, he studied and coached tennis for four years at Belmont University...Favorite court surface is clay...Favorite shot is down-the-line backhand...Favorite tournament location is Nice, France, where he advanced to his first ATP final at the 2012 Open de Nice Cote d’Azur...Favorite tennis players as a child were Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl...Interests include playing golf and supporting Vanderbilt University Athletics...Favorite professional sports teams are the Tennessee Titans (NFL) and Nashville Predators (NHL).