Any dirt on Ryan Harrison?

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I'll usually take what comes from one player or another, but I'm not seeing anything encouraging from this dude. Just wondering if anybody has any inside info?
 

FD3S

Hall of Fame
Haven't heard anything news-wise, but from what I saw in the Monfils match A-Rod syndrome's still hitting him hard - big serve on both first and second deliveries, but he keeps spinning his forehand even though he can bomb it. Not sure why.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Haven't heard anything news-wise, but from what I saw in the Monfils match A-Rod syndrome's still hitting him hard - big serve on both first and second deliveries, but he keeps spinning his forehand even though he can bomb it. Not sure why.
what is A-rod symdrome ????? you mean like A-rod of Yankees ? or A-rod of Tennis ?
 

cork_screw

Hall of Fame
Feel bad for this guy. Every year, he plays Djokovic in an early round of slam. No wonder these lower ranked guys can never move up, they play the eventual champion or finalist and get eliminated when other guys get to at least play them later. Hopefully he has a better draw this year.
 

Cfidave

Professional
Feel bad for this guy. Every year, he plays Djokovic in an early round of slam. No wonder these lower ranked guys can never move up, they play the eventual champion or finalist and get eliminated when other guys get to at least play them later. Hopefully he has a better draw this year.
You have to expect a tough draw when your ranking is around 100.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Pretty sure he had a back ailment last year that kept him out of action for the little grass court tourney in Newport, RI. I've seen him there before, along with his mini-me younger brother, but he hasn't made a dent at Newport so far. Mahut beat Hewitt in the final this year after they played the semis earlier that same day!
 
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JRAJ1988

Guest
I think his brother Christian Harrison has more talent and potential than Ryan.

He seems to me to be another one of those "Journeyman" players, I bet within the next 3 years Ryan will have a Semi Final run at the US Open then fade away...kinda like Robby Ginepri. I actually feel sorry for him even though he makes more money and get's more pie than I may ever do.

Donald Young is as bad as Ryan, so much hype.....I don't believe the "hype" (Nod to Goldberg fans).
 

1477aces

Hall of Fame
I think his brother Christian Harrison has more talent and potential than Ryan.

He seems to me to be another one of those "Journeyman" players, I bet within the next 3 years Ryan will have a Semi Final run at the US Open then fade away...kinda like Robby Ginepri. I actually feel sorry for him even though he makes more money and get's more pie than I may ever do.

Donald Young is as bad as Ryan, so much hype.....I don't believe the "hype" (Nod to Goldberg fans).
um expenses on tour total around 150K. not sure how much he is taking home.
 

mikejsb876

Rookie
I trained with Ryan many moons ago at the John Newcome Academy when he was 14-15. His Dad, Pat, Coached me. Ryan was always a hard worker, he hated to loose at anything. Ping Pong, Soccer, Video Games, whatever. The only "dirt" we all had on em was him hooking up with several of the girls at the academy. A few uglier ones too, ha ha - Really he was one of the only ones able to pull, of course he had that tennis aura about him. He was by far the best player there and you know all the girls just fall for him. No one could really hang with him on the court but Michael Venus, He played NCAA for Texas and later LSU. Hes playing Dubs at the Aus this year with Bhambri. Overall though, he wasnt cocky at all off the court. I was a relatively weak player at the Academy (compared to alot of other players playing Nat level events), and he still made time to hang out and get to know everyone. Weve had a few other top players after Ryan left for Florida that really didnt care about anything other than themselves and their training. Ryan and Christian both were very polite and were genuine. Their father Pat, was very strict on both of them and demanded only the best at all times.
 
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DRII

G.O.A.T.
Haven't heard anything news-wise, but from what I saw in the Monfils match A-Rod syndrome's still hitting him hard - big serve on both first and second deliveries, but he keeps spinning his forehand even though he can bomb it. Not sure why.
exactly!

one of the worst Roddick legacies ever is the spinny, non-penetrative forehand that nearly all the young Americans developed that came after him :twisted:

disgusting! i can't stand those forehands! so much effort for nothing!
 

FD3S

Hall of Fame
exactly!

one of the worst Roddick legacies ever is the spinny, non-penetrative forehand that nearly all the young Americans developed that came after him :twisted:

disgusting! i can't stand those forehands! so much effort for nothing!
Shame that out of all the Americans, only Sock is trying to play aggressively like the Roddick of 03/04 :(
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I trained with Ryan many moons ago at the John Newcome Academy when he was 14-15. His Dad, Pat, Coached me. Ryan was always a hard worker, he hated to loose at anything. Ping Pong, Soccer, Video Games, whatever. The only "dirt" we all had on em was him hooking up with several of the girls at the academy. A few uglier ones too, ha ha - Really he was one of the only ones able to pull, of course he had that tennis aura about him. He was by far the best player there and you know all the girls just fall for him. No one could really hang with him on the court but Michael Venus, He played NCAA for Texas and later LSU. Hes playing Dubs at the Aus this year with Bhambri. Overall though, he wasnt cocky at all off the court. I was a relatively weak player at the Academy (compared to alot of other players playing Nat level events), and he still made time to hang out and get to know everyone. Weve had a few other top players after Ryan left for Florida that really didnt care about anything other than themselves and their training. Ryan and Christian both were very polite and were genuine. Their father Pat, was very strict on both of them and demanded only the best at all times.
Thanks!!! This is actually the sort of "dirt" I was thinking of - not the toxic tabloid cheese that doesn't do much for anyone. I'm thinking that the next two or so years for up 'n comers like Ryan, Jack Sock, and Sloane Stephens (among others for sure) will be very make-or-break. It seems as though random flashes of big potential pop off throughout the year, but it's impossible to know whether the younger generation of US players can yield a stand out.

It's gonna be a funky year I think. Btw, I briefly met Christian in Newport when I helped with running a pro-am and I liked him a lot. Polite, good attitude, humble, but also upbeat. Parents deserve a "well done".
 

atatu

Legend
I think his brother Christian Harrison has more talent and potential than Ryan.

He seems to me to be another one of those "Journeyman" players, I bet within the next 3 years Ryan will have a Semi Final run at the US Open then fade away...kinda like Robby Ginepri. I actually feel sorry for him even though he makes more money and get's more pie than I may ever do.

Donald Young is as bad as Ryan, so much hype.....I don't believe the "hype" (Nod to Goldberg fans).
Um, Donald hasn't been "hyped" in about five years, so you need to come up with a new schtick, dude.
 

Rjtennis

Hall of Fame
Ya, that western FH of his is big but its to spinny and he can't finish points or penetrate the court with it. He loves to play D and scramble behind the baseline even though he seems to have the power to attack. I do see his ranking rising once he puts together some confidence and learns how to play closer to the baseline. He has a great serve and good movement to make things happen for himself.
 
I can echo what mikejsb876 said. I trained at the academy in 2004 and 2005. Ryan was always a polite guy and you could tell that his family was raising him right. He was definitely the best player at the Academy. His father, Pat, was pretty strict but nothing out of the ordinary. Never took a lesson from Pat but interacted with him most days that I was at the academy. Ryan's younger brother Christian was also a polite kid and a very talented tennis player.
 
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