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2012 Clay and Grass Seasons

SapELee
05-20-2012, 12:59 PM
Despite the loss to Mayer, Ryan didn't play too bad (seemed a lot more comfortable than the last couple of weeks). He had his chances early in the third set, but his serve failed him at the end. When Mayer was returning serve way behind the baseline during the third set, Ryan should have serve and volley (he had successes in the 2nd set, but seemed to have gotten away from it towards the end of the match).

wuliaude2012
05-20-2012, 01:16 PM
It seems that he always has a bad first-set.......sigh
I almost thought he had a great chance to win at the first few games of the third set, until that love game ...

SapELee
05-20-2012, 01:42 PM
Yeah, he is known to be a slow starter. It is trending to where his opponents are now electing to receive against him :lol:. Don't think it will change any time soon :sad:.

wuliaude2012
05-20-2012, 03:56 PM
Flight continues. Doubles: Blake/Harrison vs. Berlocq/Chela

After more-than-two-hour single and a doubles, I think at least he will sleep well tonight. :P

wuliaude2012
05-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Such a pouring rain in Dusseldorf. I think they might not be able to play today. At least I cannot wait for it anymore. It's almost 3 a.m. and tomorrow (actually today) is Monday... :(

Ito surprisingly defeated Stepanek. I hope Ryan can at least defeat one Japanese player (it seems easier than to defeat one of these two Czechs), so that he can earn 35 (or 25) points....

SapELee
05-20-2012, 06:56 PM
He might not play all singles matches. At some point, I expect Blake to jump in the singles (probably wants to play a match before RG).

wuliaude2012
05-21-2012, 11:14 AM
continues the delay game from yesterday (6-7, 1-4)
and blake/harrison lost to chela/berlocq: 6-7, 4-6

wuliaude2012
05-21-2012, 11:20 AM
hope I'm not the only one who watched this delayed death rubber doubles, instead of another Djorker/Nadel final :p

(but it seems so...)

wuliaude2012
05-21-2012, 06:47 PM
tomorrow USA vs. CZE. Ryan got one day break (Roddick vs. Berdych, Blake vs. Stepanek). Yay, they heard me and might put Ryan against Japan~! (but both Ito and Soeda played really well in these two days...)

HEiKE
05-21-2012, 07:13 PM
Such a pouring rain in Dusseldorf.


It was not just rain, it was hail. And LOADS of it :eek: I was there and have never seen something like that before. It got dark and then the umpire announced that play was suspended due to lightning. And then they announced for the crowd to immediately leave the court. Just like two minutes later the rain and hail came, scary.

SapELee
05-23-2012, 09:03 PM
Ryan will play Tatsuma ITO tomorrow on Court 2 (1 pm local time). Good luck Ryan.

tennis2018
05-24-2012, 12:40 PM
Confidence boost with a W over Ito

SapELee
05-24-2012, 09:04 PM
:yeah:

DanaKz
05-25-2012, 10:09 AM
Fuck. Gilles Simon :mad:

mariasangxj
05-25-2012, 11:10 AM
Feel a little disappointed when hearing the news that he faces Simon 1st round :(
But still have a firm belief that he will surprise us!;)
Lets wait;)

SapELee
05-25-2012, 09:28 PM
:lol: Ryan you have no luck at all, Soderling last year and now Simon this year :hug:. I guess you have no choice, but to make your own luck. Good luck!

wuliaude2012
05-26-2012, 10:27 AM
Roland Garros ‏@rolandgarros
Today's best exhibitions : Gasquet-Tomic on 20 minutes, Djokovic-Harrison at 1pm on center court, and Isner-Mahut at 2pm !

Roland Garros treats Ryan well. :) (for consolation :P)

SapELee
05-27-2012, 03:09 PM
The schedule for tomorrow is out....4th match on Phillipe Chatrier. Good luck Ryan!

sagroove
05-27-2012, 03:49 PM
The schedule for tomorrow is out....4th match on Phillipe Chatrier. Good luck Ryan!

I am hoping for a miracle that somehow Ryan Harrison has the best day of his life on the court and defeats G Simon on Chatrier tomorrow.

Go Ryan! Fight!

SapELee
05-27-2012, 04:51 PM
It is going to be tough especially with the crowd against him. But since this is a slam, he is probably extra motivated and will go down fighting hard. Let's go Ryan! :cheerleader:

benji47
05-28-2012, 04:39 AM
I don't care if he wins as long as he plays well.

SapELee
05-28-2012, 03:27 PM
It's match time. Please snap the trend and don't get broken to start the match, let's go :cheerleader:

SapELee
05-28-2012, 03:29 PM
Finally a new color shirt. I was getting tired of the red.

SapELee
05-28-2012, 03:52 PM
A break, aided by many ues from Simon.

sagroove
05-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Finally a new color shirt. I was getting tired of the red.

Lets Go Ryan!!!! Fight!!!

SapELee
05-28-2012, 03:55 PM
Ryan and his dropshot :help:

SapELee
05-28-2012, 03:57 PM
Back on serve, too many ues. Kinda windy out there.

SapELee
05-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Double fault from Simon on break point, let's take advantage and serve out the set.

SapELee
05-28-2012, 04:18 PM
1st set wrapped, let's keep it up Ryan!

sagroove
05-28-2012, 04:32 PM
1st set wrapped, let's keep it up Ryan!

If Ryan wins this match, how many spots will his ATP ranking climb?

SapELee
05-28-2012, 04:57 PM
Ryan, put your dropshot away please :o

Smoke944
05-28-2012, 04:59 PM
He went from one point away from a huge fave to probably not winning this match in ten minutes.

SapELee
05-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Geez Ryan, if only he can put his 1st serve in he would have been up two sets.

SapELee
05-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Ryan needs to stay calm and refocus.

Smoke944
05-28-2012, 05:06 PM
He's done.

SapELee
05-28-2012, 05:07 PM
:o there goes the second set. He should have won that set.

benji47
05-28-2012, 05:10 PM
This match turned from his breakthrough match to his biggest nightmare in just two effing points........

benji47
05-28-2012, 05:12 PM
As soon as he gets broken in this set I'm gonna turn it off and go watch Brian Baker...

SapELee
05-28-2012, 05:20 PM
As soon as he gets broken in this set I'm gonna turn it off and go watch Brian Baker...

Me too.

benji47
05-28-2012, 05:52 PM
Bye Ryan

SapELee
05-28-2012, 06:10 PM
Yep, from the scoreboard it looks like this match will be over soon.

benji47
05-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Apparently he wasted another few break points this set already, his ability of playing big points is almost on Ana Ivanovic's level...

benji47
05-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Yet again, that breakthrough match seems so god damn far away...

SapELee
05-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Sigh, very disappointing after such a great start.

benji47
05-28-2012, 08:03 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/24cvdkh.png



OH RLY...

SapELee
05-28-2012, 08:38 PM
Can someone tell him to work on his temperamentality b/c it is clearly hurting his game? :o

DanaKz
05-29-2012, 04:52 AM
Ryan needs shrink. Urgently.

sagroove
05-29-2012, 12:47 PM
At this rate he will never crack the top 30!!! He needs to hire REAL top class coach to help him with his mental breakdowns and his terrible temper!

SapELee
05-29-2012, 05:20 PM
I hope his younger brother is not as bad, if so they might drive me to an early retirement from tennis :lol:.

Seriously, I'm still upset about yesterday. Someone needs to drag that boy to some place windy and train for a month because he has a hard time adapting to the wind (especially his serve). It is not a norm for him to miss 4-5 first serves in a row. Ryan's game just seems to fall apart when his serve is not clicking.

Thank goodness, the grass season will be upon him soon.

Fumus
05-29-2012, 08:09 PM
I hope his younger brother is not as bad, if so they might drive me to an early retirement from tennis :lol:.

Seriously, I'm still upset about yesterday. Someone needs to drag that boy to some place windy and train for a month because he has a hard time adapting to the wind (especially his serve). It is not a norm for him to miss 4-5 first serves in a row. Ryan's game just seems to fall apart when his serve is not clicking.

Thank goodness, the grass season will be upon him soon.

Yea - he could really make some noise a Wimbly with a good draw.

wuliaude2012
05-30-2012, 03:57 AM
From Nick Bollettieri
http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/05/29/nicks-thoughts-on-the-first-weekend-of-the-french-open/


Ryan Harrison: Just one breakdown can turn a match around!
Ryan Harrison was playing one of the top players and a great talent in Gilles Simon. Harrison not only won the first set, but was leading in the 2nd set 5-4 40-15 until he pressed a bit and lost the game. Right after that, he bounced his racket behind him, barely missing the ball boy, and landing in an open area below the court. That’s when the entire stadium turned against him. Including the commentators, who before were applauding his game and future.

What Happened?
The match really ended there, because Ryan’s focus vanished and he never regained his form that help him get out to a lead. This is sad to me, because I saw Ryan on a daily basis. He spends some time training with his dad, who is one of my top teaching pros, at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy. Ryan is always kind and polite to everyone when he is training here. There is no question in my mind, as well as so many top coaches, that he the qualities to be one of the world’s top players. But to become a top talent, he needs to adjust his mental focus to succeed.

SapELee
05-30-2012, 09:51 PM
Yea - he could really make some noise a Wimbly with a good draw.

Don't count on it with his luck.

Kworb
06-03-2012, 12:49 PM
Ryan into doubles QF :woohoo:

SapELee
06-03-2012, 01:00 PM
So they didn't tank the match after all :p, I thought Ryan was planning to go back to Texas today.

Smoke944
06-04-2012, 11:04 PM
4-6 4-6 against the number 1 seeds. Good effort and they are certainly going to play together a lot in the future.

Still annoyed with the singles match, though :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

SapELee
06-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Ryan pulled out of Queen's. Was wondering why he came back to the States so early. :o

benji47
06-07-2012, 06:56 AM
He really should consider playing a tournament before Wimbledon, he's so close to getting inside of Top 50...

wuliaude2012
06-07-2012, 10:02 AM
he'll play eastbourne before wimbledon. (said in a radio interview and his facebook)

Fumus
06-13-2012, 05:17 PM
I was wondering what the next tournament for him would be. I hoping for a breakthrough at Wimbledon.

wuliaude2012
06-13-2012, 05:46 PM
He's now No. 1 Alt. in Eastbourne and should be able to get in (two places for SEs which might not be filled).

So many seeds are knocked out early in Queen's. Ryan should play Queen's..........
(but he'd rather stay in US, watching NBA, boxing, going to fancy sushi restaurant and BBQ)
(just being sarcastic, I believe he should be working hard in Austin right now. Hope it is worthy and will be proved in Wimbledon)

wuliaude2012
06-13-2012, 06:07 PM
Update: Ryan is filled into the main draw of Eastbourne, after Chela retreated.

SapELee
06-13-2012, 09:10 PM
Is he on his way yet or is he waiting until the last minute? Hope his team learned from their mistake and be better prepared this time around.

DanaKz
06-14-2012, 04:58 AM
Well, he is in after Chela's withdrawal.

wuliaude2012
06-14-2012, 01:46 PM
Is he on his way yet or is he waiting until the last minute? Hope his team learned from their mistake and be better prepared this time around.

He heard that. According to his facebook, he's on the way to England today. :)

wuliaude2012
06-14-2012, 06:24 PM
His flight delayed again........................... He should avoid Delta...

SapELee
06-14-2012, 08:22 PM
His flight delayed again........................... He should avoid Delta...

:facepalm:

SapELee
06-16-2012, 01:39 PM
Ryan will play a qualifer: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/741/mds.pdf

SapELee
06-17-2012, 11:31 PM
The qualifier is V. Pospisil; too bad, I really like the young Canadian. I guess it's better than drawing his best friend. Good luck Ryan, please get some points b/c you have a lot to defend at Wimbly.

SapELee
06-17-2012, 11:39 PM
:superlol:, twitter :hearts:



Hannah Wilks‏@newballsplease

Violent day in the ATP. RT @TennisAddictAI: Andy Roddick is hitting Ryan Harrison #aegoninternational



Caroline Paquin‏@caropaquin80

Hitting HIM????? RT @TennisAddictAI: Andy Roddick is hitting Ryan Harrison #aegoninternational



Ahmed‏@TennisAddictAI

CORRCTION: Andy Roddick is hitting with Ryan Harrison. Not hitting Ryan...that would be, awkward given today's events at Queen's

wuliaude2012
06-18-2012, 03:26 PM
I think Andy only pants Ryan. That's less violent and more entertaining.

benji47
06-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Phew, won the match 36 76 76, saved a MP...

His 2nd Serve Points Won Percentage was higher than his 1st throughout the last 2 sets until the 3rd set TB, don't know if I should feel grateful about that...

SapELee
06-18-2012, 09:14 PM
Missed the match so can't comment much on it, but a win is a win.

SapELee
06-19-2012, 09:21 PM
Looking at the breakpoint statistic 0/9 :help:. Gotta do better than that Ryan. Good luck against Lu.

BTW, I'm surprised he didn't sign up for doubles with Ebden. Might be a good idea to take a break and focus on singles.

SapELee
06-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Into the quarterfinal against Istomin. Good luck.

SapELee
06-21-2012, 03:48 PM
All men singles quarterfinals cancelled for today.

benji47
06-21-2012, 04:24 PM
That's beyond retarded, does it mean they're gonna juggle the women's semis along? Well in that case Ryan might get squeezed out to an even sh!ttier court... That's just great.

SapELee
06-21-2012, 09:03 PM
Yep, Ryan is scheduled for court 2 tomorrow. If he wins, he will play later on center court.

benji47
06-22-2012, 01:44 PM
The draw at Wimbledon is significantly better than his previous few, but still a pretty bad one...

Andreas
06-22-2012, 07:12 PM
The draw at Wimbledon is significantly better than his previous few, but still a pretty bad one...

Djokovic in R2? :o At least he has a chance to win a match.

SapELee
06-22-2012, 08:44 PM
Ryan's slam draws, never in doubt :o. I'm tired of saying "try your best", so I'm gonna say "make your own luck and go for the upset" if he does win his 1st round.

SapELee
06-22-2012, 08:48 PM
Well at least he got some semifinal points at Eastbourne.

SapELee
06-24-2012, 11:28 PM
Hopefully, it will be sunny tomorrow for his rematch with Lu. Good luck Ryan.

SapELee
06-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Let's go Ryan, match coming up.

SapELee
06-25-2012, 03:37 PM
Lu playing very well, Ryan needs to step it up in the 2nd set.

benji47
06-25-2012, 03:38 PM
If he doesn't do something with the return, he's not winning this, plain and square.

benji47
06-25-2012, 03:59 PM
There's been no groundstrokes, no footwork, no rhythm, no aggression, no concentration, Lu's gotta really suck to lose this.

He finally gets a kinder first round, yet he plays so tentatively, just beyond disappointing.

SapELee
06-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Yeah, he is very passive right now.

benji47
06-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Well he's been passive for a long time, but even when he's passive, he's rarely tentative. Today, he's just been playing like he's running on broken glass, a whole bunch of random slices and aimless shots, catching half of the Lu's second serves on the racket frame. I don't know what makes him so tense...

SapELee
06-25-2012, 04:36 PM
I think he was hitting those random slices b/c he wasn't moving well earlier in the match.

SapELee
06-25-2012, 05:06 PM
That was a nerve wrecking game, glad to see Ryan close out the 3rd set. I think Ryan needs to go to the net more, only 3 times in the 3rd set.

SapELee
06-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Lu is just awful with the volleying.

SapELee
06-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Not a pretty match, but a win is a win.

benji47
06-25-2012, 05:45 PM
Well, when there are only so many points for you to take, grab them whichever way you want I guess.... Good luck next round, make it a good show.

SapELee
06-25-2012, 05:49 PM
http://i47.tinypic.com/rvzoef.jpg

SapELee
06-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Hopefully, he won't be as tentative against Djokovic and go more for his shots.

sagroove
06-25-2012, 10:40 PM
Hopefully, he won't be as tentative against Djokovic and go more for his shots.

No photos from today's match????

SapELee
06-25-2012, 10:49 PM
Did not have a chance to look for them yet, but will work on it pronto ;).

benji47
06-27-2012, 08:04 PM
he has NO big points playing ability whatsoever, ZERO...

SapELee
06-27-2012, 08:29 PM
he has NO big points playing ability whatsoever, ZERO...

He has been struggling a lot with big points this year :sad:.

SapELee
06-27-2012, 08:55 PM
Good effort though :hug:

SapELee
06-28-2012, 10:14 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/t5m70l.jpg


Despite the loss, Ryan didn't play too bad. He needs to learn how to play the big moments better and really needs to work on his return (which has been said all year). I'm disappointed though that he didn't approach the net that much. His netgame is one of his strengths, but he rarely comes to the net anymore (a lot less than last year). Also, if only he plays like this all the time, not only on big stages, we (his fans) wouldn't have to suffer so much :o.

Ryan is playing doubles with Ebden as expected. Good luck guys.

wuliaude2012
07-02-2012, 05:14 PM
http://www.tennisfame.com/ryan-harrison-awarded-final-newport-wild-card
Harrison got the final wild card from Newport!

benji47
07-02-2012, 08:07 PM
Smart decision, should grab as many points as possible before the hard court season, he will have some big chunks to defend soon.

SapELee
07-02-2012, 08:52 PM
That's great, I wonder which wildcard participant pulled out (Brian Baker ???).

GameSetMatch!
07-06-2012, 02:20 PM
Good Luck Ryan, I work at that tournament so I will get to talk to him again like last year :)

SapELee
07-07-2012, 11:53 PM
Draw is out: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/315/mds.pdf

Will play Ruben Bemelmans in the first round, then Levine/Matosevic in the 2nd (same quarter as Raonic and Goffin).

SapELee
07-08-2012, 12:07 AM
I'm surprised that he will not try to defend his doubles title here. Maybe taking a break to spend more time with his family since his brother is here (lost in 1st round of qualies).

SapELee
07-08-2012, 12:40 AM
Good Luck Ryan, I work at that tournament so I will get to talk to him again like last year :)

Have fun and btw can you take a picture of Christian? It is so hard to find a current picture of him :p.

benji47
07-08-2012, 02:11 AM
Not really the desired draw, Jesse is a bit of a grass GOAT.

(And of course Young gets the easiest draw, which he will probably lose in the first round...)

Smoke944
07-09-2012, 07:36 PM
Bemelmans will be quite tough.

benji47
07-09-2012, 09:35 PM
I just don't understand why he plays like sh!t 80% of the time when he faces a lower ranked player. I mean I obviously love Ryan but that's kind of obnoxious of him.

SapELee
07-09-2012, 10:18 PM
I just don't understand why he plays like sh!t 80% of the time when he faces a lower ranked player. I mean I obviously love Ryan but that's kind of obnoxious of him.

One of the reasons why sometimes I skip his early round matches.

benji47
07-09-2012, 10:32 PM
Well whatever reason it is he NEEDS to get the fvck over it, because getting broken so many times on a grass court against someone like Bemelmans is beyond embarrassing.

You really can't blame those who think he's got a bad attitude, this is a part of that. As if he's so much better than these players he doesn't even need to play his level...

benji47
07-09-2012, 11:10 PM
Lost a set to Bemelmans, now this is sad.

Facing the 3rd BP in the first game of the deciding set as we speak...

SapELee
07-09-2012, 11:23 PM
And the sunlight is almost gone, he is making life harder for himself.

benji47
07-09-2012, 11:37 PM
Why can't he just......................................PLAY WELL!?!

SapELee
07-10-2012, 12:11 AM
Ryan, please step up for your next match.

wuliaude2012
07-10-2012, 12:29 PM
It was terrible. I follow almost all of his games, even though I had to get up at 4am like this time. (actually i didn't sleep and stayed up for it) Look what kind of quality he gave me...!!
Maybe he doesn't play for fans (especially fans in Asia), but I think I should learn something and start to skip some of his early rounds.

sagroove
07-10-2012, 12:57 PM
at least he won...

benji47
07-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Playing Jesse in the 2nd Rd as I expected.

Now if Ryan loses this one it would be even more embarrassing than losing to Bemelmans, which probably means it will go to a third set TB...

SapELee
07-10-2012, 11:50 PM
How is losing to Levine more embarrassing than losing to Bemelmans when Jesse is the higher ranked of the two? I thought you said Jesse is a grass goat :p.

benji47
07-11-2012, 08:34 AM
IMO losing to Americans except Isner is a pretty embarrassing thing in general these days, no matter the rankings.

SapELee
07-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Good win, a very tough match up next with Becker.

SapELee
07-13-2012, 08:26 PM
64 3-0 ret., will play Isner for a spot in the final. Ryan needs to return well to have a chance.

SapELee
07-13-2012, 08:30 PM
If Ryan does well in Hotlanta, I hope he skips LA b/c it is not great prepping to travel 8-9 hours in the opposite direction of London. I don't want to hear about travel disaster part III.

Huckleberry Z.
07-13-2012, 08:46 PM
If Ryan does well in Hotlanta, I hope he skips LA b/c it is not great prepping to travel 8-9 hours in the opposite direction of London. I don't want to hear about travel disaster part III.

He needs to play Los Angeles because he got to the semis last year and has points to defend. He will probably be the first or second seed and could possibly win it. Let's hope he can still make it to London!

Huckleberry Z.
07-13-2012, 08:47 PM
IMO losing to Americans except Isner is a pretty embarrassing thing in general these days, no matter the rankings.

If I won a match over Mardy Fish or Andy Roddick, people would be impressed.

SapELee
07-13-2012, 09:19 PM
He needs to play Los Angeles because he got to the semis last year and has points to defend. He will probably be the first or second seed and could possibly win it. Let's hope he can still make it to London!

I don't mind him skipping LA if he can defend his points in Atlanta. Ryan usually doesn't play well when jet-lagged. I rather him have adequate prep time for the Olympics.

benji47
07-14-2012, 10:01 PM
SOOOOOOOOO PASSIVE in the TB..........

He's never gonna beat a top player if he just folds like a cheap tent when it really matters.

benji47
07-14-2012, 10:19 PM
Isner is not missing a single ball, this is gonna be hard....

SapELee
07-14-2012, 10:42 PM
Well, I guess moving on to Atlanta. Ryan is always gonna have rough time with big servers I'm afraid; needs a lot of work on his return.

SapELee
07-14-2012, 11:39 PM
New thread for the US Summer Hardcourt Swing (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=12216452#post12216452).