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RG Q1: R. Harrison saves MP def. J. Ward 6-7 7-5 6-2

Say Hey Kid
05-17-2011, 05:31 PM
Ward broke very early in 2nd set and didn't give it up until the very end. Was serving 7-6 *5-4 30-0 and blew it. He had one mp on 40-30, but got broken, and then lost the next two games and got rolled in the third.

Tough one, James Ward, join the club.

Certinfy
05-17-2011, 05:31 PM
Dammit James :sad:

jonathancrane
05-17-2011, 05:45 PM
Not a good sign for Ryan this struggle

star
05-17-2011, 05:47 PM
Ryan is wanting to learn. He decided to play qualies rather than trying for the U.S. wildcard entry. I congratulate him for wanting to grind it out through the qualies and get match play.

Orka_n
05-17-2011, 05:51 PM
Good stuff, Ryan. Just keep at it.

Filo V.
05-17-2011, 05:54 PM
James has blown leads in the past so I'm not surprised, but a great fightback for Ryan on a surface that he lacks experience on. These type of results are big wins for him and his development as a player.

straitup
05-17-2011, 05:55 PM
Keep it going Ryan

navy75
05-17-2011, 06:33 PM
Ryan is the anti-Donald Young. The kid loves to scrap, and I respect him actually wanting to play the qualies at RG.

Of course Ryan isn't going to make a huge run at RG (and qualifying would be a great result after struggling with Ward), but any comeback win like this in a Grand Slam qualifying match shows some mental fortitude that is nice to see.

_Chaz
05-17-2011, 06:46 PM
WTF he won that match :D
Guess when I had to leave, yes it was 5-4 30-0 in the 2nd set and now I come back to see he won this match somehow :haha:

TennisOnWood
05-17-2011, 08:49 PM
I like him more and more.. great work ethic

Sauletekis
05-17-2011, 08:53 PM
This was the only way Harrison could win a match on RG. With a even bigger mug than him on clay (and that it's not easy). Stick to Hard, young man!

Tom Paulman
05-17-2011, 08:56 PM
Great fight from Ryan, now a winnable R2 against Daniel Munoz De La Nava

Sauletekis
05-17-2011, 08:58 PM
Great fight from Ryan, now a winnable R2 against Daniel Munoz De La Nava

DMDLN it's not the clay goat, but he's a claycourter (even if it's a bad one). 10% of chances to Ryan, in this one.

TennisOnWood
05-17-2011, 08:59 PM
This was the only way Harrison could win a match on RG. With a even bigger mug than him on clay (and that it's not easy). Stick to Hard, young man!

We saw what ''stick to hard'' brought to other American players in last years

nole_no1
05-17-2011, 09:30 PM
Struggling like that against Ward on clay...not a good sign.I think he'll loose to Munoz De La Nava

fast_clay
05-18-2011, 12:05 AM
no not a good sign against a clay mug... but, good thing is harrison can only get better... probly will be good for the long run here...

Ad Wim
05-18-2011, 08:50 AM
There are few fighters like Harrison, especially on that age. What a guy.

Corey Feldman
05-18-2011, 12:15 PM
you can always rely on a British choke :yeah:

n8
05-18-2011, 01:37 PM
I like him more and more.. great work ethic

Me too. Good to see the 19 year old get a hard fought win.