Well, every one prefers a wimby crown than Olympics win i guess
Not the Murray fans.
Tomorrow we have Ryan Harrison playing DelPo.
Shreveport native Ryan Harrison understands the expectations, the hope as a young American tennis player. Can he help fill the shoes of guys like Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi?
It’s nice to wonder, but Harrison admits he hasn’t done enough to warrant the hope. Not just yet.
“Those guys have had extraordinary careers and have done so much for U.S. tennis. I have such a long way to go; stuff like that doesn’t come into play,” Harrison said. “I’ve never been to the third round of a (Grand) Slam.”
That could change today at the U.S. Open as the 20-year-old will face No. 7 seed Juan Martin Del Potro, the 2009 winner of the event, in the second round.
The match is scheduled to be the second match of the day on the Louis Armstrong Stadium Court. The first match, a women's singles second-round contest between Na Li (9) and Laura Robson, is slated to begin at 10 a.m. (CDT).
“I have a really tough opponent,” Harrison said, “but I know I can win this match if I play well. It’s not going to be easy, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.”
Harrison is roughly a 10-1 underdog against Del Potro, who has two singles titles this year.
“It all starts with my serve,” Harrison said. “If I serve well, there becomes a lot less pressure on the rest of my game. Then I can dictate. I know I can return well enough to put some pressure on him.”
A victory over Del Potro would likely send Flushing, N.Y., into a frenzy and fan the flames of expectation.
“After the third round, you have to make the second week,” Harrison said. “It only gets tougher from there. The closer you get to the top, the tougher it gets.
“I do believe I can get there.”