Ryan Harrison Qualies

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Look at his ranking also, 240th? Once upon a time I remember Ryan having a lot of hype around 2011/2012, that vanished.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Look at his ranking also, 240th? Once upon a time I remember Ryan having a lot of hype around 2011/2012, that vanished.
He won his first title just 2.5 years ago. Since then, not so much besides getting married. His ugly spat with Donald Young happened on court at the New York Open in February 2018. From that date forward he is 17-28 at Tour level. Young has been even worse.
 

silentkman

Professional
He won his first title just 2.5 years ago. Since then, not so much besides getting married. His ugly spat with Donald Young happened on court at the New York Open in February 2018. From that date forward he is 17-28 at Tour level. Young has been even worse.
he won only 22 points.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
Did his ranking slide because of marriage or injury? Or just form playing poorly in the last year or so?
 

tennis24x7

Semi-Pro
Did his ranking slide because of marriage or injury? Or just form playing poorly in the last year or so?
When has he even played well? All American players have this major fix about thumping a huge serve and feel that they have done their country men a favor. When will people wake up and see that the serve cannot win majors. Maybe it happened before 2003 but certainly not now. I think this slide of American tennis started with Fish. Sorry for the rant
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
I laughed when I checked the score mid-match or so but I couldn’t work up he energy to walk over a few courts for Harry. :D
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
When has he even played well? All American players have this major fix about thumping a huge serve and feel that they have done their country men a favor. When will people wake up and see that the serve cannot win majors. Maybe it happened before 2003 but certainly not now. I think this slide of American tennis started with Fish. Sorry for the rant
Well ...servebot aside (if even that), he was #40 at some point. He looked very sluggish today. I believe even his 1st serve percentage is not very good.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Did his ranking slide because of marriage or injury? Or just form playing poorly in the last year or so?
He won a title in February 2017, got married two months later and then made two finals in 2018. The first one in Brisbane was stopped short of the title by a zoning Kyrgios, the second by Isner in Atlanta. Apparently, it’s not the marriage factor. Right now it’s injury.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
He won a title in February 2017, got married two months later and then made two finals in 2018. The first one in Brisbane was stopped short of the title by a zoning Kyrgios, the second by Isner in Atlanta. Apparently, it’s not the marriage factor. Right now it’s injury.
Thanks. American men's tennis is struggling, while the women's tennis is showing some promise with the new and not so new players.
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
Sam Querrey has been our best player for a long, long time...all due respect to Jack Sock sneaking into the WTF.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
He is part of that job mentality, where they go, do ‘ok’ work and collect checks. He doesn’t ever look like he is enjoying any of it anymore, and the checks gotta be light now. Wonder how long he will try to hang on. Is his family or his wife family rich?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
He is part of that job mentality, where they go, do ‘ok’ work and collect checks. He doesn’t ever look like he is enjoying any of it anymore, and the checks gotta be light now. Wonder how long he will try to hang on. Is his family or his wife family rich?
He married Christina McHale’s sister so it’s one big tennis family tree now. I don’t think anyone in those families has made more cash from the game than Ryan.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
The bottom line in this sport is running. A lot of these Americans - Harrison no exception - are just terrible movers. That's the end of their story before they even start. They might win junior tournaments but their labored, inefficient movement just ain't gonna cut it on that 11-month grind where they need to spend way too much time redlined in order to compete (and as we've seen most of that isn't anywhere near good enough anyway).

I'm not sure why anyone gets their hopes up. Some patriotic statements of encouragement from top former American pros are understandable but I don't think you would've found non-Americans saying guys like Harrison and Young would go far.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
Look at his ranking also, 240th? Once upon a time I remember Ryan having a lot of hype around 2011/2012, that vanished.
Damn I remember reading one article at the time where the author was saying that Harrison was gonna cause Federer huge problems in the future. Man, I wish I could find it to rub it in his face. What fail.
 
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