There’s coming back from injury and there’s Brian Baker coming back from injury. The star-crossed American been healthy for a while now (knock on wood) and he’s putting up some solid results in doubles. Baker won four doubles ATP Challengers in a row toward the end of 2016, and in 2017, won his first title on the main tour in Memphis with Nikola Mektic.
The pair teamed up again in Budapest and came away with the title, defeating Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the final.
All around, it was a great day for Baker, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sunday. A title always makes for a perfect gift.