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Ryan Harrison Bio

Ryan Harrison is a new young prospect for American Tennis. USA is still looking for another champion since Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. Will Ryan be able to fill those tennis sneakers?


Ryan’s Bio

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  • Born: May 7th, 1992
  • Birthplace: New Braunfels, Texas
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 175 pounds

Family of Forehanders

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Ryan comes from a Tennis family. His dad Pat, used to be a professional tennis player, and he started playing tennis with Ryan when he was just a baby. Ryan finally beat his dad when he turned 12 years old. Ryan also has a brother and a sister who both play tennis too.


Dream to Dominate

Ryan has the dream to be #1 in the World at Tennis and that is exactly where he is headed. He is already one of the youngest players to win a match on the ATP Tour. He is the 3rd youngest player to win a match since 1990. Only Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet were younger. Here’s a little youtube video with Ryan explaining what he wants for his future.


Harrison Hype

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Ryan is only ranked 220 in the World but a lot of hype hit the Harrison bandwagon at the 2010 US Open when Ryan advanced to the 2nd round after beating #15 ranked Ivan Ljubicic in just 4 sets. Ryan faced Sergiy Stakhovsky in a 5-set thriller but then lost in the tiebreaker after receiving three match points, but blowing each chance. It was good experience for this young rookie.


Did You Know

  • Ryan’s dad Pat coaches him
  • Ryan started playing tennis when he was just 2 years old
  • Favorite Hobby: Golf
  • Favorite Tennis Player: Pete Sampras

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