Harrison Caused A Major Upset


[3] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) lost to Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 5-7, 4-6

[5] Milos Raonic (CAN) lost to Ryan Harrison (USA) 7-6(4), 5-7, 5-7, 1-6

[9] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) lost to Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4-6, 4-6

[18] Pablo Cuevas (URU) lost to Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-7(9)

[31] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) lost to Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 5-7, 4-6, 6-7(5)

[32] Benoit Paire (FRA) lost to Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6


Harrison has been recognized as a talented player since he turned professional in 2007; however, he just has not been able to play consistently high quality tennis week in and week out.  The last two years he has been showing improved mental strength and that has resulted in a semifinals appearance in Acapulco.  With his defeat of Raonic, he is into the third round of a Major for the first time in his career.  It is doubly sweet to have done so at the US Open.  Harrison was once ranked as high as number 43 back in 2012.  He can get do better than that; however, he has to make the commitment.



Catherine Bellis def. Shelby Rogers (USA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

[3] Bryan brothers def. M. Klizan/A. Shamasdin 6-1, 6-3

[20] John Isner def. Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(10), 6-3

[8] Madison Keys def. Kayla Day (USA) 6-1, 6-1

N. Monroe/D. Young def. [2] Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo 7-5, 7-6(2)

[27] Jack Sock def.  Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-1, 6-1, 6-2


SPECIAL MENTION:  [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) is still going strong.  Two excellent sets sandwich a shaky middle set; however, he closed out the match very emphatically defeating Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-0, 7-5, 6-1.

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