The son of a tennis coach, Ryan Harrison is an all-court player whose serve and forehand are his strengths. His father. Pat, played college tennis for Oklahoma State and Mississippi and played pro tennis briefly. In July 2011, Harrison won his first ATP doubles title on the grass of Newport, R.I., partnering Matthew Ebden. Harrison reached successive ATP singles semifinals in Atlanta and Los Angeles, becoming th first American teenager since Andy Roddick in 2002 to reach back-to-back ATP semifinals. In February, 2012, Harrison made his Davis Cup debut winning a dead rubber in the USA's sweep of a Roger Federer-led Swiss squad. Harrison's younger brother, Christian, is a junior player. Harrison has trained at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas and the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida.