No real surprise in terms of the result. I was surprised, however, that just like the Young match, the Tennis Channel didn't show one damn minute of this contest. Those saying that America is the most nationalistic of the four Grand Slam countries (I'd say it is the least, fwiw) might be surprised to hear that they showed Del Potro-Ljubicic over Young-Murray yesterday, and Clijsters-Errani over Harrison-GGL today.
Maybe because the tennis channel feed goes out all around the world? The world would rather watch Pony and Clijsters.
Harrison played with guts with capital G. He took his chances and came to the net, many ended in failure ;D
His defensive was good, he chased after every ball.
Give him 2 years experience on the tour and he will be a solid top 20. His future looks bright.
But how can a guy like GGL be #25 in the world?
endless points from clay courts?
Ryan Harrison might provide our first threat at Roland Garros since Agassi. I haven't seen him play on clay, but it seems like it would be impressive. He hit harder at this match than what I recall from his USO run. Quite a prospect this kid.
If I lose the first set, the match will be complicate, no?
My favorite Federer and Nadal quotes following their 2008 Wimbledon final:
“But right now, it’s not much of a how do you say? a feel-good thing.”
"In the last game, I didn't see nothing. The true, I wasn't see nothing, no?"
__________________ "What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: IW R2: Harrison def. GGL 6-3 7-6(4)
The match was pretty scratchy throughout but Ryan played a good tiebreak and competed well, most importantly he got aggressive when it mattered most and showed the mentality of a winner, which is what separates these new youngsters coming up from a lot of these veterans you would think be better at this, they have the hearts and minds of winners and compete to the fullest. GGL competed well too but simply didn't play well enough consistently.
Congrats Ryan, major opportunity now to play Roger.
GGL satisfied with beating Nadull, he'll probably never win anything important ever again Good win from Harrison anyway, straight set wins over seeded players in MS is about the best sign I can think of for future success even if those players are clowns.