The will was there but in the end, Jamie Baker's hopes of reaching the main draw at Wimbledon were ended yesterday by the experienced Russian Igor Kunitsyn in the second round of qualifying at Roehampton in west London.
Scotland's Jamie Baker will, today, attempt to complete the second of the three stages of qualification for a place at Wimbledon and join Andy Murray and James Ward, the British No.1 and No.2 in the main draw.
There were a couple of glitches, and a couple of things still need ironing out, but Andy Murray completed the perfect week of preparation for Wimbledon as he won his third Aegon Championships at London's Queen's Club yesterday.
Andy Murray showed he is coming into form rather nicely as Wimbledon approaches as he defeated the in-form Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final of the Aegon Championships in London last night.
SWEDES used to reign supreme on the courts of Britain in June and July, but these days, tennis enthusiasts from the Scandinavian country should simply be thankful that Thomas Enqvist is still scurrying around the courts of the ATP Champions Tour.