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Data urodzenia: 07.05.1992
Miejsce urodzenia: Shreveport, Louisiana
Miejsce zamieszkania: Bradenton, Florida
Wzrost: 183 cm
Waga: 73 kg
Tenisista praworęczny
Zawodowiec od 2007

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Promising start for upstart Harrison

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NEW YORK -- Ryan Harrison, by most measures, looks like the Next Big Thing in American tennis.

If you accept the fact that Sam Querrey and John Isner -- literally massive at 6-foot-9 and 6-6 -- have already arrived, this handsome, home-schooled 18-year-old from Bradenton, Fla., seems headed in their direction.

Certainly, Harrison's confidence level will not hold him back.

"Absolutely," he said on Wednesday, with little hesitation. "I want to be that guy."

On Wednesday, Harrison surprised No. 15 seed Ivan Ljubicic 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in a rousing match on Court 11. It was his first Grand Slam singles victory, and it connected him to America's best reigning player, Andy Roddick.

Harrison became the first U.S. teenager to beat a top-20 seed in a Grand Slam event since Roddick, nine years ago. A 19-year-old Roddick defeated No. 11 Alex Corretja here in the third round.

"Roddick has been helping me since I was 15, 16 years old," Harrison said later. "Every time I see him, he's always been extremely helpful; and really talked to me a lot about some of the things he experienced when he was first coming up."

Just when it looked like Harrison's nerves might be fraying after Ljubicic broke him to level the fourth set at 4-all, Harrison broke back -- at love. Even at the end of the 3-hour, 7-minute match, Harrison was still bouncing around like a poster boy.

Harrison, who is listed at 6-1, 175 pounds, is coached by his father, Pat, but also spends time at Nick Bollettieri's tennis academy. One of the pivotal matches of his life was when he lost to his father 6-1, 6-3 at the Querbes Racquet Club in Shreveport, La. Young Ryan was 11.

A year later, the son prevailed for the first time.

Harrison says he's been working hard on his game, and this week is a good example. He lost in the finals of the USTA's eight-man playoff for the wild-card spot and was forced to qualify by winning three matches.

"There's so much to like about this young man," said Martina Navratilova, who broadcast the match on Tennis Channel. "Kudos all around to Ryan Harrison. He served great, mixed it up. He's got a complete game.

"He came of age here today."

To underline how far Harrison has come, consider that he made his major debut in the Australian Open, losing to Janko Tipsarevic in the first round. He then fell to Ljubicic at Indian Wells in straight sets. Ljubicic went on to win the tournament, but more than five months later looked all of his 31 years in the New York heat.

Harrison may not be finished. He plays Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round, which looks to be a winnable match.

In retrospect, maybe it wasn't a huge surprise.

More than two years ago, Harrison became the third-youngest player since 1990 to win an ATP-level match. At the age of 15 years, 11 months he defeated Pablo Cuevas in Houston. The only two players to beat him to that milestone? Richard Gasquet and Rafael Nadal.

For what it's worth, Roddick, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi all lost their debut matches at the U.S. Open. And when the next ATP Tour World Rankings come out, Harrison will be the youngest player ranked in the top 200.

"To win on this stage here and to take out a top-20 player in the world is the biggest win of my career," he said. "I've always believed in myself. I'm extremely excited and really pleased with what happened."

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Ranking: 173
Turnieje: 0
Finały: 0
Mecze: 4-9
Zarobki: $152,498


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Harrison najlepszy w challengerze na Hawajach

18-letni Amerykanin zwyciężył w turnieju ATP Challenger Tour w Honolulu i zapisał na swoim koncie 1 tego typu skalp w swojej krótkiej, tenisowej karierze.

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R32 Ti Chen (TPE) 6-1, 6-2
R16 Ryler DeHeart (USA) 6-3, 6-0
Q Ryan Sweeting (USA) 7-6(8), 6-4
S Michael Russell (USA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
W Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

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Ryan awansował w rankingu aż o 34 pozycje i w tej chwili zajmuje swoją rekordową, 138 pozycję.

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2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
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Ryan Harrison, nadzieja amerykańskiego tenisa chce postraszyć Federera

-Od kiedy pamiętam zawsze zwracałem na niego uwagę i uwielbiałem sposób w jaki on gra w tenisa - powiedział na konferencji prasowej Ryan Harrison zapytany o Rogera Federera. Utalentowany Amerykanin zmierzy się z wielkim Szwajcarem w pojedynku o ćwierćfinał turnieju ATP World Tour Masters 1000 w Indian Wells.Pochodzący z Shreveport w stanie Luizjana młody zawodnik to wielka nadzieja amerykańskiego tenisa. W tajniki białego sportu wprowadził go jego ojciec i zarazem obecny trener, Pat, który sam niegdyś występował zawodowo na amerykańskich kortach. Harrison jako trzynastolatek pobierał od 2005 roku nauki w szkole prowadzonej przez siedmiokrotnego zwycięzcę imprez wielkoszlemowych, ex najlepszego tenisistę świata, Australijczyka Johna Newcombe'a. Młody zawodnik wciąż jednak chciał się rozwijać i rodzina podjęła decyzję o przeprowadzce na Florydę, gdzie do chwili obecnej trenuje w Akademii Tenisowej prowadzonej przez wybitnego fachowca, Nicka Bollettieriego.

Talent Harrisona ukazał swój blask jeszcze zanim zawodnik ukończył 16. rok życia, kiedy to w I rundzie turnieju w Houston pokonał Urugwajczyka Pablo Cuevasa, stając się tym samym trzecim od 1990 roku najmłodszym zawodnikiem, po Francuzie Richardzie Gasquet i Hiszpanie Rafaelu Nadalu, który wygrał mecz w głównym cyklu ATP. Amerykanin nie zdobył co prawda żadnych juniorskich tytułów wielkoszlemowych, ale odnosił za to sukcesy w imprezach rangi Futures. Szybko poprawił swoją pozycję w rankingu światowym, co pozwoliło mu na starty w amerykańskich turniejach cyklu ATP Challenger.

Stamtąd był już tylko krok do wielkiej tenisowej kariery, tym bardziej że utalentowany młodzieniec zaprezentował się z dobrej strony podczas ubiegłorocznego US Open, odnosząc świetne zwycięstwo z 17. wówczas na świecie Chorwatem Ivanem Ljubičiciem. Niewiele także brakowało, aby w II rundzie odprawił Ukraińca Sierhija Stachowskiego. - Miałem kilka piłek meczowych w pojedynku ze Stachowskim, ale nie wykorzystałem ich - wspomina tamto spotkanie Harrison. - Popełniłem wówczas podwójny błąd serwisowy przy stanie 6-6 w tie breaku decydującego seta i nie mogłem trafić swoim pierwszym podaniem - zakończył utalentowany tenisista amerykański.

Bieżący sezon zapowiada się równie obiecująco, bowiem 18-letni obecnie zawodnik wygrał najpierw organizowany w Honolulu challenger, by następnie skorzystać z przyznanej mu dzikiej karty do dużych zawodów w Indian Wells. Notowany na 152. miejscu w świecie Harrison w pełni wykorzystał tę szansę, a jego pierwszą ofiarą był Francuz Jérémy Chardy, bohater spotkania I rundy Grupy Światowej Pucharu Davisa z Austrią. Rewelacyjny nastolatek pokonał następnie dobrze grającego na kortach twardych rozstawionego z numerem 22. Hiszpana Guillermo Garcíę. We wtorkowym spotkaniu o 1/8 finału stoczył zwycięski bój ze starszym o dwa lata Kanadyjczykiem Milošem Raoniciem, który jeszcze w styczniu był mało znaną postacią światowego tenisa, a obecnie szturmuje Top 30 rankingu ATP.

- Miloš to wspaniały zawodnik. Mam do niego wielki szacunek za to co ostatnio osiągnął oraz do sposobu prowadzenia jego kariery - stwierdził po spotkaniu 1/16 finału z Raoniciem utalentowany Harrison. Teraz jednak czeka go pojedynek o ćwierćfinał turnieju z wielkim Federerem, który sytuację młodego Amerykanina porównał do swojej, kiedy w 1998 roku niespodziewanie ograł Hiszpana Carlosa Moyę. - Roger to bardzo inteligentny człowiek. Doskonale wie, że wyjdzie na kort i będzie grał swój najlepszy tenis - zauważył 18-letni zawodnik. - Najważniejsze dla mnie będzie, aby w spotkaniu z nim nie stracić głowy i postarać się jak najdłużej prowadzić grę na własnych warunkach- zakończył Harrison.

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Kilka podstawowych informacji o Ryanie.

Rozpoczął grę w tenisa w wieku lat 2. Ma pseudonim - "Harry". Jego ojciec, Pat (obecnie oficjalny trener Ryana) to były tenisista, który grywał jednak tylko w challengerach i futuresach, jego mam ma na imię Susie. Ryan jest najstarszym z trójki dzieci Pata i Susie. Młodszy brat Christian (urodzony 29.05.1994) także jest tenisistą. Harry określa swojego młodszego bata jako "najlepszego tenisistę na świecie wśród swojej kategorii wiekowej".Ponadto ma młodszą siostrę Madison (ur. 1996).

W wieku 11 lat Harrison wziął udział w Shreveport City Championships, gdzie dotarł do finału, gdzie przegrał ze...swoim tatą. :o W 2005 roku cała rodzina przeniosła się do Teksasu, gdzie Ryan rozpoczął treningi w Akademii Johna Newcombe'a.
Ryan podaje trawę jako swoją ulubioną nawierzchnię do gry w tenisa. Prywatnie jest wielkim fanem New Orleans Saints.
Lubi muzykę rock, a jego ulubioną grupą muzyczną jest Lifehouse.

W kwietniu 2008 roku Ryan został sklasyfikowany na 7 miejscu wśród juniorów, awansował do 1/2 finału juniorskiego AO w tym samym sezonie. Niedługo później rodzina Harrisonów przeniosła się na Florydę, gdzie Ryan rozpoczął treningi w słynnej Akademii Nicka Bollettieriego. Ryan Harrison trenuje tam po dziś dzień.

Ryan Harrison w "Smash":
http://www.bobcroslin.com/blog/?p=147
http://www.smashtennis.com/issues/2011/ ... winter.php

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2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
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2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


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2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
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Harrison To Break Top 100

Ryan Harrison went the distance to defeat Rajeev Ram 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) in an all-American quarter-final.

Harrison saved one match point in the final game of the second set, and raced out to a 5-1 lead in the tie-break. Ram succeded in pulling level, but Harrison won the final two points to clinch the victory after two hours and 16 minutes.

Harrison, who advances to his first tour-level semi-final, will break into the Top 100 for the first time when the new South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings are released Monday. He reached a career-high No. 101 earlier this month.

“I’m extremely excited to break the Top 100 of the ATP World Tour Rankings for the first time in my career,” said Harrison. “It’s always been a goal of mine and this is the first accomplished goal of many of my dreams. I’m looking forward to keeping it going.”


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2016: Tokio, Shanghai, Bazylea
2015: Wiedeń, WTF Londyn
2014: Doha
2013: Cincinnati
2012: Monte Carlo, Roland Garros, Sztokholm
2011: Marsylia, Monte Carlo, Wimbledon, US Open
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Znaczny progres czyni Ryan tego lata. Ma za sobą 2 turnieje ATP i 2 półfinały (Atlanta, LA). W 'Mieście Aniołów' 18-letni Amerykanin zanotował 10 wygrany mecz w tym roku, ale jego ratio W-L wciąż jest ujemne - w 2011 wynosi 10-12, w całej karierze 15-22.

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Ryan wrócił na Florydę, przy okazji dokonał kolejnego wartościowego wpisu na FB.

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Arrived back in Florida. Was a long day yesterday and lost to Troicki late in the night. Was a pretty good first set until 5-5 then I let my level drop a bit. He served so well and showed why he is close to being in the top 10. Time for a little rest and then headed to Cincinnati. Thanks to the fans that stuck around last night. You were great.


W wielu jego wypowiedziach uwidacznia się przywiązanie do swoich fanów, których traktuje dużo lepiej niż prasę. Ponoć bardzo nie lubi rozmawiać z dziennikarzami i często szuka prostych wymówek. Raz powiedział komuś ze swojego otoczenia: "Powiedz im, że śpię albo że jestem chory". Trochę to tanie, ale pewnie szczere. :)

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2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


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2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
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Ryan zagra w Kuala Lumpur.

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Harrison Joins Kuala Lumpur Field

He is regarded as one of the most exciting young prospects in world tennis and he is heading to the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2011. The name Ryan Harrison is being mentioned in glowing terms in tennis circles and over the past twelve months he started an outstanding journey that has taken him into the world’s Top 80.

Tennis fans in Malaysia will get the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about when the American takes to the centre court at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, from 24 September to 2 October, 2011.

Harrison, one of only two teenagers ranked in the world’s Top 100, will be joining established stars such as 2009 tournament winner Nikolay Davydenko, defending champion Mikhail Youzhny and Serbia Davis Cup heroes Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic, along with Australian teenager Bernard Tomic, for what promises to be the best year in the tournament’s history.

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“I am really thrilled to be able to announce that Ryan Harrison is making his Asian ATP World Tour debut in KL,” Tournament Director Nick Freyer, of organisers IMG said. “Ever since we brought Ryan to Macao in 2009 to join a special event with Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, we have been watching him, and it is clear that he is the next star of American tennis. In the past weeks he reached back-to-back semi-finals on the ATP World Tour, most recently losing to the 10th-ranked Mardy Fish in a final set tie-breaker. It started to come together at last year’s US open, where he beat Ivan Ljubicic before losing a cliff-hanger to Sergiy Stakhovsky… and he has not looked back since.”

“With Ryan’s big serve and powerful all court game, combined with his Brad Pitt type looks, we are delighted to have secured him for both singles and doubles play, and hope that he is touched by the warm Malaysian hospitality and wishes to return for many years to come.”

“His results over the last year have seen his world ranking jump incredibly – last year at this time he was No. 227. He came out of the US open at No. 170 and now he is at a new career high of No. 76.

“I really believe one of the future rivalries in men’s tennis will be between Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic and combined with other to-be-announced names, we will be witnessing the future of the ATP World Tour right here in Malaysia.”

Introduced to tennis at the age of two by his father who played collegiate tennis and briefly on the pro tour, Harrison was able to hit the ball over the net a year later.

He has not been prepared to rush his development and paid his dues by playing smaller events as he kept on excelling at the sport. Earlier this year he won the Challenger event in Honolulu and made the round of 16 at Indian Wells, where it took Roger Federer to stop him. He qualified and won his first round at Wimbledon, and in recent weeks he reached those back-to-back semi-finals at Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Based at the IMG Bolletieri Tennis Academy in Florida, Harrison, who also has a talented tennis playing younger brother Christian, is mentored in part by Andy Roddick, who has only praise for the teenager saying Harrison plays tennis because he likes the work and the sport, and doesn’t play for the lifestyle.

Recently asked where he sees himself in two or three years, Harrison answered: “I would like to be a Grand Slam Champion. Multiple Grand Slam Champion.”


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Justin Gimelstob przeprowadza wywiad z Ryanem Harrisonem.


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Playing my first round here in Winston-Salem late tonight. Looking forward to playing in front of the night crowd.


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ATP World Tour Uncovered - Ryan Harrison


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2017: Szanghaj, Bazylea
2016: Queen's Club, Atlanta
2014: Pekin
2013: Montpellier, Atlanta
2012: Kuala Lumpur, Szanghaj, Bazylea

Finały (15):
2017: Sofia, Barcelona, s-Hertogenbosch', Wimbledon
2016: Genewa, s-Hertogenbosch
2013: Barcelona, Madryt, Paryż - Bercy
2012: Dubaj, Estoril, Madryt, Rzym, Nicea
2011: Los Angeles

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Tytuły (4): Wimbledon’13, Australian Open’15, Roland Garros’15, Us Open'17
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On The Rise... Ryan Harrison

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In a season that has seen significant breakthroughs for the likes of Milos Raonic and Alexandr Dolgopolov, could rising American star Ryan Harrison be next?


Ryan Harrison has been earmarked for great things since a young age.

The pressure does not come from his father, Pat, who first took Ryan to the local courts at the age of three, or the fact that it has been eight years since Andy Roddick, his friend and mentor, lifted the US Open singles trophy above his head.

It comes from the 19 year old himself. Harrison treats his tennis career as if it were a business.

"He's an excellent athlete. You can tell he doesn't want to lose one point"

Over the course of the past four seasons, Harrison has made steady progress up the South African Airways ATP Rankings. After each match, he has looked to improve every area of his game, making technical adjustments and physical improvements. He has listened to his peers, who have been in his position before.

As a fledgling professional, his rise from No. 173 to No. 67 in eight months this year shows he is well-equipped to absorb any external pressure he comes up against as he leads a new group of American talent in the professional game.

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Harrison, who recorded his first ATP World Tour match win as a 15 year old, fits the mold of the new generation, combining an imposing serve and forehand with a strong physique that complements his speed around the court.

It is no surprise his game has drawn comparisons to Roddick. "He bears a resemblance to Roddick, both physically and emotionally," says Justin Gimelstob, an ATP Board member and television analyst. "He’s an excellent athlete. You can tell he doesn’t want to lose one point. Sometimes that boils over into some negative emotion, but the heart of it is just a pure desire to win and reach his potential. The way he shows his emotions is comparable to the way Roddick reveals his."

Roddick's words of wisdom have helped Harrison, who admitted to DEUCE in Cincinnati, "Andy’s been a huge influence on me. We have a good relationship and we talk frequently. He's been a great mentor and huge advantage to have on the tour. I have a massive amount of appreciation for what he’s been able to help me with in my career."

John Newcombe, the three-time former Wimbledon champion, who negotiated Harrison's contract with IMG, and Nick Bollettieri, from his Florida academy since 2008, have also played a part in his rise to the ATP World Tour.

"Roddick has also been a big help and mentor for Ryan as he tries to work his way to the top"

"Having world class competition on a daily basis is always a plus," says Pat Harrison, a former director at Newcombe's Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas. "Combined with Nick's positive energy it has been very beneficial [to move to Bradenton]. Andy Roddick has also been a big help and mentor for Ryan as he tries to work his way to the top."

The seeds of Ryan's tennis prowess were planted well before he was born. The sport has played a large part in Harrison family life for more than 50 years.

It all started with Ryan's grandfather, Jimmy, a one-time All-American halfback at Louisiana Tech University and state championship-winning coach, who learned to play tennis from reading a book and soon gave lessons during the football off-season. He coached all five of his children including Pat, who briefly played on the satellite tour before retiring to get married and take up coaching.

Pat Harrison takes up the story, admitting, "When Ryan was three years old he would ask to go to work with me each day, and for a while I resisted.

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"I finally took him one day, but told my wife to be ready to pick him up after an hour because

he would get bored and want to come home. He never did. He would stay 12 hours a day with me.

"There was a big wall to hit on, right next to my teaching court and he would get a racquetball racquet and hit on it non-stop. When he got tired he would go in and watch the Cartoon Network. If I had a lesson cancelled, I would hit with him.

"I first noticed his talent very early. He could rally from the baseline before he was four. He was playing tournaments where you had to keep your score at age five, which is when all three of our children - Ryan, Christian and Madison - all played their first tournament. At the age of seven, Christian and Ryan qualified for the 12-and-under nationals and won a round."

Though Ryan Harrison now works with Scott McCain, his father - who he calls 'Sir' - maintains an active role. "My grandfather died in 1998, but my dad has always been and still is one of the most influential, if not the most influential person in my life," declares Harrison. "He's taught me everything I know. I have an enormous amount of respect for him. We have a great relationship and we talk all the time."

Hailing from a close-knit family, it is no surprise that Harrison admits to being "a big fan of smaller closed environments. I'm not a guy that likes to go out and party.”

But inside the alleys, it is a different matter. The business of professional tennis first became a reality for Harrison in 2008, when, as a 15 year old, he became the third youngest player since 1990 to record a tour-level victory, defeating World No. 95 Pablo Cuevas at the US Clay Court Championships in Houston. "I remember getting really excited about it. I was thrilled to have a Top 100 win," recalls Harrison. "It was the first real wake up call for me that I could play at the highest level professionally.

"I wasn't thinking about what would happen, which actually helped me..."

"I wasn't thinking about what would happen, which actually helped me considering the fact I didn’t really know how big it would be. I was just playing tennis, which I think at some stages now, when you understand a little more, it can kind of psyche you out, which is not always the best thing. For me I was just playing to hit tennis balls. I liked playing tennis, I had a lot of confidence in myself and I was able to pull a win out."


Life looked to be on an upward curve. But in 2008, Christian, Ryan's younger brother and a talented junior himself, was forced to deal with a serious unexpected injury.

At first, doctors found a benign tumor in Christian’s quad, but later discovered a bone infection in his femur. "They drilled a hole the size of a dime in his hip," says Harrison. "Seeing him go through that and being healthy was one of the toughest things I've gone through. When he was going through that, I was trying to play and take each thing day by day."

Though Christian overcame the injury scare - he recently won a qualifying match at the Winston-Salem Open - he hasn’t completely recovered from the infection. "I talk to him before and after my matches and he’s kind of living his life vicariously through me right now," says Harrison. "When he’s out of commission, he’s lives to see how I’m doing.

"I'm playing for a lot more than just to play a game..."

"It’s a different weight I carry on my shoulders as an older brother, trying to set a good example. I’m trying to help out as much as I can with him and his development. I’m playing for a lot more than just to play a game.

"He’s not quite healthy but he’s a very promising junior, so he’s going to have a great shot at being a top professional himself."

This season, Harrison's hard work and "competitive fire", which his father cites is his best quality, is paying off.

His father proudly states, "He has had a competitive fire from an early age on the court. Off the court he is a very kind-hearted and down-to-earth kid. Far different from what you see on the court. He does a great job of being able to separate the two."

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In March, he beat three Top 50 players at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells en route to a fourth-round loss to Roger Federer. He qualified at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but the summer North American swing reaffirmed his belief that he can be a top player.

After teaming up with Matthew Ebden to win his first doubles title

at the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Harrison reached back-to-back ATP World Tour singles semi-finals at the Atlanta Tennis Championships and the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles. Both times he lost to Mardy Fish, the World No. 8 and U.S. No. 1.

Former ATP pro Gimelstob sees his exposure to Top 50 stars as a positive. "He’s had so many repetitions against top players at such a young age," Gimelstob says. "Look at the difference in his two matches against Mardy. He learned a lot from the first loss in just a one week span, and was able to apply it tactically and make a significant difference. There’s no doubt that he’s going to learn and grow from all of these experiences against Top 10 opponents."

Pat Harrison agrees, "I am proud about the way he bounces back from tough losses and is able to put it behind him. I don't think you can be a good player if you can't deal with failure and learn to put it in its proper place and then have it motivate you to get even better. To be a great player he will have to learn to win regularly and be able to deal with that as well."

"If I play within myself and play well, I think I can pull off a seed in Australia"


Harrison attributes his achievements this summer to improving his mental toughness. “I’ve been making sure I play every match with the expectation and trust in my game, that if I play well, I’m going to have the ability to win. I haven’t been playing out of my comfort zone. It’s just been about playing each point with a thought-out, constructive process. It’s a really simple concept but it’s a difficult thing to grasp, especially at the highest levels."

As he enters the US Open with a career-best ranking of World No. 67, Harrison is full of confidence and is eager to produce his best showing at a Grand Slam championship. “From here on out, it’s just a matter of trying to go Top 50," he admits. "I think by the end of the year, with four months still left, I think a good goal would be to try and get seeded at the Australian Open, if I could get the ranking up high enough."

"I don’t have a whole lot of points coming off, just about 100-150 coming off the rest of the year, which is not that many for someone at the tour-level. If I play within myself and play well, I think I can pull off a seed in Australia."

For Harrison, anything is possible.


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Ryan Harrison US Open 2011 Interview - First Round August 29th

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Q. You had two breaks in the second set, and then you were broken pretty quickly after. Was it concentration or what was going on?

RYAN HARRISON: The concentration and competing is the only reason I had a chance. I played pretty bad from the beginning of the match. I felt really poorly serving and really poorly hitting the ball. But the competing and concentration, all the tangibles, are what gave me a shot to serve for two sets.

Q. Are you disappointed that you were out there the first match of the day and the crowd wasn't really there yet, wasn't really into it?

RYAN HARRISON: I don't know. I mean, I guess it's a first round match at a slam. You're just trying to compete. You're trying to play well and get through it. You know, one way or another doesn't matter if you're on Court 30 or Armstrong doesn't matter to me. I'm just happy to get through it. The thing I'm disappointed with is the way I played.

Q. Was it the wakeup in the morning didn't feel good, warmup wasn't good?

RYAN HARRISON: No, I felt good this morning. We got up like 7:00. Got up in plenty of time. Ate breakfast, was hydrated, ready to go, prepared correctly, and did everything correctly. You know, sometimes you just get out there and it just doesn't feel right, whether it be the way he's hitting the ball or way the sun is changing your toss, whatever it is. I mean, sometimes X, Y, and Z you can't control when you get out there. A lot of sports is just management. You're trying to manage everything and the conditions and whatever you're thrown. I didn't do as well as he did today.

Q. I didn't see it all, but did your volley let you down?

RYAN HARRISON: I didn't I mean, I didn't come to the net a whole lot. That was probably one of the things I could have done better. You know, I guess the volleying is kind of a finishing shot from the groundstroke and my positioning was pretty far back. That was partly due to the fact I wasn't feeling very good hitting the ball so I wasn't feeling like I was able to step up and hit my shots the way I normally would. I just wasn't feeling as clean as I was. But, you know, the thing about my game that allows me to compete and to be competitive even whenever I'm not feeling good is, you know, I have different ways of backup plans where I can compete and, you know, just use my speed and athleticism to give myself a shot, which is why I felt I played poorly but I still served for two sets.

Q. Considering how you performed here last year and the year you've had since, is it a particularly tough performance today?

RYAN HARRISON: Um, I mean, yeah, it's obviously pretty disappointing to be out of here, you know, when half the people haven't even arrived yet with the hurricane. So it's obviously disappointing. But there's a lot of positives, you know, from last year. It's one match, you know. That's what I tell myself now. You know, I look back and analyze the match and I try to learn what I can from it and figure out what I did wrong, figure out what I can do a little bit better. Just keep working, keep moving forward. You know, your ranking is based on a 12 year [sic] performance, and that's obviously how you know, nobody really remembers just one event where you did well unless you won a Grand Slam. So it's just a matter of me moving forward and proving and trusting that what I can do is gonna get me to the top.

Q.Martina and Mats Wilander seemed to be saying on TV they thought you were too passive and thought you could be more aggressive. Do you agree with that?

RYAN HARRISON: It's true because I wasn't feeling good. So you're passive and you're playing defensively and behind the baseline whenever you're not feeling good, you know. If all the guns are firing and you're feeling great and inside the court and I'm seeing the ball like a watermelon and I can step up into the court, yeah, I'm gonna be right on top of the baseline. That's where I want to be. But if I am feeling like the ball is getting on me quickly and I am feeling like my timing is off, of course I am gonna back off, I'm gonna give myself a little bit of extra time to try to get in rhythm. And like I said, I mean, I felt terrible from the first point till the last point the way I was hitting ball. So to think that I served for two sets against a guy who is such an established player as him, there are a lot of positives I can take from it.

Q. ou have completed now four major championships for the year. Are you satisfied with the year? Is it a plus for you? How do you feel about the year?

RYAN HARRISON: Um, you know, I'm excited that I've put myself into position where I know that I can beat these guys. I know that I can realistically if I play correctly and if I play the way I know I can, I'm capable of beating anybody, which is something I can be excited about. I've had a lot of, you know, I wouldn't say an excessive amount of top wins, but I've had five or six wins with guys in the top 50 and couple in the top 30. So I've had good performances here and there, and I've put myself where my ranking is inside the top 70. It's obviously a step up from where it was last year. It's a progress [sic]. It's about moving forward. I'm not satisfied or happy with everything. I wish I could have done a lot better here; could have beaten Ferrer at Wimbledon. You know, I just had different chances I could have come through at, so just obviously looking to move forward and finish the year strong.

Q. Yu talked about the management of your intensity, too much, too little. How did you feel your match was today? Your emotions seemed to be pretty frustrated early on in the match.

RYAN HARRISON: Yeah, I was frustrated just because I knew I wasn't feeling the ball well from the beginning. I got broken three times in the first two sets, and I got broken serving for the set in the third set. So obviously you're not gonna feel good whenever that is going on. I didn't break any racquets; I didn't say swearwords on court. It could have gotten better and I could have been better. I didn't really go nuts.

Q. May Carillo mentioned that you had a talk with Billie Jean King this year, and that Billie Jean was really high on and you gave you some good advice. What was that like to talk to her and what did she tell you?

RYAN HARRISON: Whenever you talk to older people like that the conversation just stays between you and them.

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Harrison is becoming known for his intensity, which isn't a bad thing.

I heard and read a lot Tuesday about Ryan Harrison, the 19-year-old American hopeful who lost a close, three-set match in the first round to the 27th-seeded Marin Cilic while flashing a considerable temper along the way. The words I kept hearing and reading were nearly universal: Ryan's attitude and demeanor were an embarrassment, and he better grow up and learn to channel it quickly, or risk losing the bright future so many think he has ahead of him.

This was Ryan's second main-draw appearance in the U.S. Open. He is a highly emotional young man competing in full public view in the most important tournament of the year. Did he go overboard in his first-round loss with the racket throwing and ball kicking? Maybe. Did it help him play better at the time? No. Should the chair umpire have warned him, or even given him a point penalty with the accompanying financial penalty? Sure. The ump would have been doing his job properly and following the rules. But that's not the real point here. (If I'm picking the rules I want most closely enforced they are (a) time between points and (b) coaching from the stands, not code violations for throwing a racket or kicking a ball into the stands.)

I like Harrison's fire…a lot. It's a big part of his makeup, and for him to try and over-suppress it at this stage of his career would be a mistake. That fire in his belly is one of the big reasons I think he can be a very good player. Using his fire and temper as a positive on the court is something he will learn with experience, which is what Monday's loss to Cilic was for him. We are witnessing the early stages in the arc of Ryan's career, and watching how he handles the ups and downs going forward should be very interesting.

And just what exactly do grown adults expect of a 19-year-old pro tennis player? Anyone who thinks someone with Ryan's intensity will be able to override his emotions in a U.S. Open match has likely forgotten how erratic they were at the same age. The other side of the story I'd like to read about is what kind of pressure Ryan must be feeling in an era where all he hears from the media is that "American tennis is dying" and "no American male has won a major in years." The guys in my era heard those same words (they weren't whispers then, either) and we used them as fuel for our fires (or at least I did). I hope he'll be able to as well.

Ryan doesn't need or deserve any sympathy. His life is exceptional already and will likely only get better. Being a pubic figure has both a benefit and a price tag, and Ryan will be applauded to the "nth" degree after wins (as he was at last year's U.S. Open, when he won one round) and kicked unmercifully when he's down, like he was after Monday's match. That's simply part of the bargain he's made. His responsibility also includes continuing the work that will allow him to live up to his potential, and that means not only getting better tactically but also learning how to best control and use the desire that rages deep inside. He didn't do it well here at the 2011 U.S. Open but give him a few years to work it out and gain tour experience, and I suspect he'll have figured out which buttons he needs to push. I know one thing with Ryan…if it doesn't happen, it won't be for a lack of effort.

Lastly, at a time when someone like Harrison is needed to fill a coming void in the American tennis landscape, we should all remember this: the players fans have been most connected to in my country are the American ones that gave them an emotional reaction, one way or the other—Agassi, Connors, McEnroe. They were all emotional players who were pilloried by the media in their time and are now the gold standard for the popularity of the sport in the U.S. On Monday Ryan provoked an audience reaction. That can't be all bad.


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