And now he's signed with IMG......
IMG signs Ryan Sweeting for representation
November 21, 2006
Ryan Sweeting, the 19-year-old rising American tennis star who won the U.S. Open Juniors in 2005, has signed for exclusive worldwide representation with IMG.
Sweeting, ranked 372 on the ATP Tour, advanced to the second round in his first U.S. Open as a professional this summer, playing a tight five-set match before being defeated by the 36th-ranked player in the world. In May, 2006, he won a Futures event in Vero Beach, Florida.
“Ryan’s turning professional has been one of the most anticipated developments in American tennis,” commented Tony Godsick, IMG Senior Vice President of Tennis, and a member of the IMG team that signed Sweeting. “He knows he carries a lot of hopes for the future of American tennis, but he’s prepared with a great game and emotional maturity to take on the challenges.”
“It’s flattering to be pursued by the big agencies,” Sweeting said. “My family and I decided on IMG because their team and expertise are in keeping with our goals. They realize that tennis is the top priority and will make sure I can concentrate fully on my sport.”
The 6 foot 3 right-handed player was born July 14, 1987, in Nassau, Bahamas. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, and attended the University of Florida this year before deciding to devote full time to tennis.
“We’re working with Ryan on a schedule for next year that can embed him in the ATP Tour while developing his game,” added Eisenbud.