Ryan Harrison wins battle of young guns at Indian Wells

Ryan Harrison will face Roger Federer tonight at Indian Wells

Eighteen-year-old, Ryan Harrison, defeated the 20-year-old world #37, Milos Raonic, 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-4 in the Third Round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California yesterday to set up a Fourth Round clash with world #2, Roger Federer.  Harrison, a wild card entry into this tournament, is currently ranked #152 in the world and trains at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy.  This is the first time Harrison has been the into the final sixteen at an ATP Tour 1000 level event and his match against Federer will air live on the Tennis Channel Wednesday night.

Congrats to Ryan for the great win and I can’t wait to watch your match tonight against Roger!

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~ by Nick's Picks on March 16, 2011.

2 Responses to “Ryan Harrison wins battle of young guns at Indian Wells”

  1. Thank to you that I’ve been follow this kid since his fist win on ATP level…
    Keep on updating on your young puppy (Filip Krajinovic, Ajla Tomljanovic…)

    Can you comment on the ways evolve the carrier of Michelle Larcher de Brito and Nicole Vaidisova? I put so much faith in them… :(

  2. Great execution by Ryan Harrison. His return of serve was on fire and looked like Agassi reflexes at times. You could see the confidence, and I wonder if it came from his previous (Jr) wins over Milos Raonic. I hope he can show that same aggressive return against Federer; it will be fun to watch. Congratulations to Ryan and all that contributed to his development. This tennis addict says “Thanks for the entertainment!”

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