Each day during the BB&T Atlanta Open and at various other times throughout the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, I’ll be featuring a tennis player competing in the series talking about the gadgets and technology they own and travel the world with. In the world of technology, users who rely on technology for everything they do are called “Power Users.” For tennis, I’m going to call them “Power Players.” Technology plays a vital role in all our lives, and tennis players use the latest technology on and off the court in many different capacities.
Today, it’s Brian Baker.
It’s one of the best stories in tennis. I’m talking about the rebirth or comeback of American player Brian Baker.
Once a top junior, Baker battled injuries for over seven years before returning to competition in 2011. He started out playing futures events and now his back in the major leagues of tennis.
He’s a wildcard entry into the BB&T Atlanta Open and he plays Monday night, but Baker also is a fan of technology.
“I’m a pretty simple guy, but I like technology,” Baker stated.
Baker carries an iPad and a mobile phone while on the road. He choice of phone: an HTC Android phone.
Baker has also caught the social media bug.
“It’s a way of connecting with my fans and then letting them hear back from,” added Baker. “I was on Facebook, but it wasn’t about branding at that point.”
The time away from tennis gave Baker plenty of time to look at different equipment and technology to use on the court.
“I’m up to date on strings with the Luxilon and I switched from one Babolat racket to another,” Baker offered up.
With his ATP ranking now at No. 79, it all seems to be working for Brian.
Brian is in action on Monday night at the BB&T Atlanta Open, tickets are available here.