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?
- Born: May 7th, 1992
- Birthplace: New Braunfels, Texas
- Height: 6’0
- Weight: 175 pounds
Family of Forehanders
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.
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