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Ryan Harrison Officially Retires

An American Grand Slam champion has decided to retire from the ATP World Tour. Here is Ryan Harrison’s official statement…

With the New Year kicking off it starts a new chapter in my life. After a long battle with health issues over the last few years, the time has come for me to put an end to my playing career. I couldn’t be more grateful for the moments I had on court. Representing the USA in both Davis Cup and the Olympics in singles and doubles will always be some of the proudest moments of my life. So many other great memories… Winning the French Open alongside my good friend Michael Venus who I grew up with. Qualifying for the ATP Finals in London at the o2 Arena. Playing in US Open with my brother making it all the way to the quarterfinals, while both of us still teenagers. Winning my first and only singles title in Memphis at the tournament where I first ever saw a professional tennis match. I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world to have had a dream and had the opportunity to live out that dream.

Of course all of this could not have been done without the sacrifices and support of so many people along the way.

To all the fans who supported me, thank you. The love I felt through many hard fought battles will stay with me forever.

To all the coaches, trainers, physio’s, agents and doctors who helped me along the way… thank you for you all for your hard work and belief in me.

To my friends and loved ones who always had my back, you guys are loved and appreciated. Your support gave me the strength to push on and give my very best even when I didn’t think I had anything left.

To my parents – I love you guys and can’t thank you enough. The sacrifices you made so that I could pursue this dream are unimaginable. You guys selflessly put all of us first.. You guys made my dream come true. We did it. Thank you

As one door closes another door opens. I know that God has a great plan for me as the next chapter starts. I look forward to giving back and helping as many as I can achieve their dreams. This is only the beginning.

– Ryan Harrison

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  • Scoop Malinowski · January 9, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    I always found Harrison entertaining to watch. Several standout memories. His first Delray Beach Open when he was a teenager, came to do his press conference and gave a minutes long statement which sounded like a veteran, which addressed all of our questions. He was media savvy already as a teen. Interviewing him many times and he always delivered content, Biofile, Facing Andy Murray book, seeing him reach US Open QF in doubles with brother Christian when both were still teens, saw him win his only ATP title in Memphis on TV, seeing him at IMG during a USTA 4.5 tourney and no one recognized him, said are you training to win your second Grand Slam? He smiled. Won the French Open doubles grand slam which was a surprise to some. Now he’s working with the Harrison family academy. Wish him the best of luck and look forward to see him on the tennis circuits for years to come. Grand Slam champ forever.

  • Cory Minto · January 9, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    Bummer. He achieved a career high of 41 in 2017, and I was surprised he didn’t hang around longer. When his forehand and serve were on-point, he was a tough customer.

  • Scoop Malinowski · January 10, 2024 at 8:27 am

    Cory, tough fighter too, but his body wasn’t up to the task, a lot of injuries, back problem, compromised his movement, not the best natural mover to begin with, still achieved an exceptional career. Forever an ATP champion and Grand Slam champion.



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