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TAG: Christian Harrison

Apr/22

24

Biofile Christian Harrison Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP No. 307. He just won Tallahassee Challenger doubles title with Gijs Brouwer. Best singles ranking was 198 in 2018. DOB: May 29, 1994 In: Shreveport, Louisiana Ht: 5-11 Wt: 170 First Tennis Memory: Just going to work with my dad every day. He ran a club. We would always go […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/22

9

Sarasota Open Begins

By Scoop Malinowski The Sarasota Open ATP Challenger has new owners, a new venue in downtown Sarasota at Payne Park, and a woman reportedly worth hundreds of millions to fund it, so there is a totally new different energy at this year’s tournament sponsored by Elizabeth Moore. Prize money has been doubled from $100,000 to […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

21

Players Ravaged By Injuries

Brian Baker was a highly touted American junior, he won the 2002 Orange Bowl and at 2003 French Open juniors he beat Tsonga and Bagdhatis before losing the final to Wawrinka. He beat 9 seed Gaston Gaudio at 2005 US Open. In 2007 he endured five surgeries (three hip, one elbow, one sports hernia) and […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/16

4

Watching Stepanek Practice Today at IMG

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Though it was a Sunday, Radek Stepanek trained today at IMG Academy. The 38 year old who turned pro in 1995 walked onthe the court at 11 am. He did an extensive warmup with a lot of agility and flexibility exercises. One man observing the court commented, "Hey Radek how do you stay in such great shape?" Stepanek responded with a smile, "Young girlfriends." Eventually Stepanek started to hit with Christian Harrison. They did normal baseline hitting and then volleys and overheads. Then they took a break and Pat Harrison (father of Christian and Ryan), who was also on the court (and seems to be the main pro coach now at IMG) asked Stepanek what he wanted to do next. The former ATP no. 8 ranked player (in 2006) replied that he wanted to be fed balls and hit inside out forehands at an orange cone target. Continue to read full article...

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