This last Saturday, IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program alum, Ryan Harrison, had an amazing battle at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles. It is as if this US Open Series has begun a little rival between him and Mardy Fish, as they met again in a semifinal match up again. The two met at the last US Open Series Tournament, The Atlanta Tennis Championships, where Fish defeated Harrison in straight sets.
But Harrison wasn't going to let the loss diminish his confidence as he faced another match with Fish. Harrison began the match a little slow as he dropped the first set without winning a game. But he was able to bounce back and win the second setwith a score of 6-4. The third and final setproved to be a difficult onefor both players as it went into a third set tiebreaker.Harrison and Fishcompeted extremely well, but Fish came out on top, winning the tiebreaker.
This is Harrison's second career ATP Semifinal, and both within the last month. He iscurrently ranked third in the US Open Series and is even ranked above top ATP Players like John Isner and Juan Martin Del Potro. His next tournament is the Legg Mason Tennis Classicin Washington, DC, which begins today. He faces unseeded player Mischa Zverev in the first round and has the possibility to compete against the number three seed, Viktor Troicki in the second round.