IMG Academy tennis alum, Ryan Harrison, advanced to the semifinals of the Aegon International in Eastbourne, England, today. He defeated world No. 41, Denis Istomin, 7-6(5), 6-4.Harrison's win over Istomin marks the second time this year that the 20-year-old American has reached the semifinals. His other semifinal appearance was at San Jose in February. Harrison has reached the quarterfinals or better at three events this year, on three different surfaces (indoor hard, clay and grass).
Harrison's semifinal opponent will be No. 3 seed, Andreas Seppi, who advanced after leading 7-5, 2-1 before his opponent, Philipp Kohlschreiber, retired. Harrison is currently ranked No. 53 on the ATP World Tour.