US Open: Welcome return for fit-again Brian Baker

By Andy Schooler.   Last Updated: 16/08/13 12:14pm

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Brian Baker: Handed a wildcard for the US Open

Brian Baker: Handed a wildcard for the US Open

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Brian Baker will return to Grand Slam tennis at the US Open after being handed a wildcard.

The American suffered a serious knee injury at January's Australian Open and has only just returned to action. He played on the Challenger Tour last week and this week competed on the main ATP circuit in Cincinnati.

Baker was one of the success stories of 2012, coming back to the professional game after years away with injury. He made the fourth round of the French Open and reached 52nd in the world rankings before familiar problems returned in Melbourne.

Recent Atlanta semi-finalist Ryan Harrison also receives a wildcard, as do fellow Americans Rhyne Williams and Rajeev Ram.

Australian James Duckworth and Frenchman Guillaume Rufin claim the 'reciprocal' wildcards - the USTA has an agreement for an American to play as a wildcard in both the Australian Open and the French Open and reciprocates accordingly.

Completing the wildcard count of eight are Americans Bradley Klahn and Collin Altamirano. They had already earned invites to Flushing Meadows through their efforts on the USTA Pro Circuit and at the 18-and-under US National Championships respectively.

The women's singles wildcards are due to be announced on Wednesday.

The US Open main draw gets under way on August 26.

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