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Ryan Harrison: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


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What he said:

“I didn’t break any racquets; I didn’t say swearwords on court.  It could have gotten better and I could have been better.  I didn’t really go nuts.”

Ryan Harrison has an entirely different view of his on-court behaviour in his first round straight-sets loss to Croatia’s Marin Cilic on the first day of the US Open.

What he really meant:

“I was quite decorous in my on-court behaviour, wasn’t I? Look, no broken rackets, no abuse. Commendable, eh?”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’m that transparent, am I? What, my skidding my racquet gave me away?”

Ryan Harrison:What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Ryan Harrison

What he said:

"I’ve been in trouble with [my temper] since I was young.When I was 5, 6 years old, every single time I got mad or threw a racket, I had to do 20 push-ups. And it wasn’t that I stopped the racket throwing or getting mad — I just did a lot of push-ups."

Ryan Harrison, the hope of American men’s tennis, admits he has a temper from an early age and was penalised for it—often.

What he really meant:

“I’ve always had a vile temper.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I love doing push-ups.”

Australian Open 2011: Not quite giant-killers but no fly-swatters either


Daniela Hantuchova forehand.

Daniela Hantuchova: Image via Wikipedia

It’s always difficult coming into the first Grand Slam of the year. It is as though one has to shake off the excesses of the Christmas festivities ,shed the trappings of the successes in the previous year and get down to business on a clean slate. Yet, one has to act as though one were never away from the hurly-burly of the action on court.

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