Ryan Harrison GS draws?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by LarryZhang, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. LarryZhang

    LarryZhang New User

    Sep 6, 2011

    2010 Ranking 358 - 173
    Aussie: Tipsarevic R128
    RG: /
    UK: /
    US: Stakhovsky R64 (first round Ljubicic)

    2011 Ranking 173 - 79
    Aussie: Mannarino R128
    RG: Soderling R128
    UK: Ferrer R64 (first round Dodig)
    US: Cilic R128

    2012 Ranking 79 - 43 - 69
    Aussie: Murray R128
    RG: Simon R128
    UK: Djokovic R64 (first round Lu)
    US: Del Potro R64 (first round Becker)

    2013 now ranks 62
    Aussie: Djokovic again if he could make it to the second round

    Mannarino n Stakhovsky were just fine, n besides Harrison was outta top 100.
    but the rest people? even Simon had made some noises
    is this normal or is this guy's just being unlucky pretty much all the time?

    n he seems to be left out
    theres Tomic who just got his first ATP title, last 8 Wimbledon 2011
    n Domitrov made to a final as well
    dont have to mention Raonic
    is the over-190cm club taking over ATP?:shock::shock:

    hope Harrison wont disappear like Berankis...
    although Berankis is just too short n slim...:|
  2. Homeboy Hotel

    Homeboy Hotel Hall of Fame

    Apr 29, 2011
    Yes, I'm sorry OP, but to play a tennis match it has to involve two people.

    I don't think he's unlucky, if he pulls off an upset somewhere that'll catapult his ranking and maybe he might get more of a break in the earlier rounds.

    But for a young bud like him, it's going to be expected
  3. RodSmooth

    RodSmooth Professional

    Aug 27, 2012

    The kid has average physical genetics and practiced with top trainers and coaches his life. If it wasn't for his LUCKY acces and wild cards as a young teenager he wouldn't even be around.

    So he's lucky if anything, just to be there.
  4. edmondsm

    edmondsm Legend

    Nov 26, 2005
    In an in between place.
    I'm a big fan of Harrison, but this is what happens when you have a low ranking. If Harrison wants to get a good draw at a slam then he needs to start picking up some ranking points in the smaller events. Look at how mediocre Isner has been at the slams, yet he's been top 30 for 2 years straight. Gotta win matches at the smaller events if you're going to make it as a pro.
  5. always_crosscourt

    always_crosscourt Banned

    Jan 3, 2013
    Explain? I don't see many genetically gifted tennis players out there apart from Monfils. The gifted athletes simply take up a mainstream sport that is better paid. I would say Nadal is only averagely athletically genetically gifted.
  6. RodSmooth

    RodSmooth Professional

    Aug 27, 2012
    Your problaly right for the most part.

    But harrisons genetics are problaly below average, and is talent is not there either. He just has the right coaches and trainers for years. At least some players who aren't as physically gifted make up for it.

    Unlike those players Harrison is just a Made player. His game is obviously artificial.
  7. Sandwichman

    Sandwichman Rookie

    May 9, 2010
    So he's listened well to his coaches and trainers and worked hard to make the best out of his limited physical potential? Good to know...
  8. DeShaun

    DeShaun Banned

    Aug 22, 2010
    Wow. Rafa's footwork alone sometimes looks to be among the most explosive movements I've ever seen made on a court, especially his tiny adjustment steps which to me look like a chain reaction of tiny supernovas between his ankles, all going off according to a controlled sequence. It's really difficult for me to imagine his genetics as being anything but superior.
  9. RodSmooth

    RodSmooth Professional

    Aug 27, 2012
    Rafa was genetically huge and fast even at 16 and 17! Your right.
  10. Cormorant

    Cormorant Professional

    Jun 28, 2011
    The elder Harrison got into the 2011 RG and Wimbledon draws as a lucky loser, but even if he'd entered by right there would be little cause to pity him. It's up to the guy and his team to hammer his game into a state fit for a place in the top 32. And by his own standards he needn't do anything spectacular to get there. There's enough room at the top for someone of his ability, sufficient at least that he can go into majors seeded and avoid players that outmatch him at this point.
  11. tacou

    tacou Legend

    Jun 30, 2007
    I don't know last year Ryan had pretty rotten draws at slams. Obviously a win over Simon would have been good for his confidence, but in France on clay that's a pretty bad draw as well.

    He does need better results at slams, but don't forget a soft first or second round can give a young guy the confidence he needs to go further. Look at Tomic's Wimbledon run--Soderling was really the only seed he faced. It was a great win but he had momentum going into after two winnable rounds.

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