Ryan Harrison is never short on confidence. Last night the brash American collected his first career Top 10 win beating Grigor Dimitrov 75, 46, 60 in the second round at the Acapulco Open.
The 169th-ranked Harrison entered the match 0-22 lifetime against Top 10 players until the win yesterday over the defending champion. And he was quick to remind everyone he still intends on becoming the very best in the world.
“I feel good,” said Harrison who had to qualify for the event. “I got into qualies as an alternate… and obviously here we are now. It’s crazy how things work.
“I’m just happy to be here. I’m really excited to focus on my career,” he said. “I want to be the best tennis player in the world. It’s one of those things where you care about what you’re doing, you love what you’re doing and you want to be the best.”
The 22-year-old Harrison has been as high as No. 43 in the world in the summer of 2012. Will this win finally get him moving back up the rankings, or is he someone who will never make it event to the Top 20?
This season Harrison has a Challenger title at Happy Valley (Australia) and he qualified at Memphis and Acapulco. He’s won eight of his last nine matches. Tonight he faces Ivo Karlovic.
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