Ryan Harrison Bio

  • Began playing at age two
  • Nicknamed "Harry"
  • Father, Pat, played collegiate tennis at Oklahoma State and Mississippi before a brief pro career in futures and challengers
  • Mother, Susie
  • Oldest of three children in family; brother, Christian (born 29 May 1994) and sister, Madison (15 December 1996)
  • Christian is also a tennis player, and Ryan calls him, "very good. Best in the world for his age"
  • At age 11, entered Shreveport City Championships and reached final, where he lost to his dad
  • In 2005, family moved to Texas and his dad became head pro at John Newcombe's Tennis Academy in New Braunfels where he now trains
  • Grandfather, Jimmy, was running back at Louisiana Tech, earning All-American honors in 1949
  • Considers grass favourite surface
  • Big New Orleans Saints fan
  • Likes rock music, and Lifehouse is his favourite band
  • Reached a career-high No. 7 in world junior rankings in April 2008
  • Advanced to semi-finals at Australian Open juniors in '08
  • Held Ryan Harrison Invitational in November 2012 and raised money for Wounded Warrior Project
  • Family moved to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 2008
  • Trains in Boca Raton, Florida, with USTA Player Development
  • Trains with Jay Berger and Tom Gullikson.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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