Ryan Harrison poses for Men's Journal magazine

by: Jonathan Scott March 25, 2013

Strike a pose. It appears that, if one instructs 20-year-old American phenom Ryan Harrison to do just that, he will gamely comply.

Harrison, the pride of Shreveport, Louisiana, fell to Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells and to James Blake at Miami. Bum draws may come his way—he fell to Roger Federer at the Key Biscayne tournament in 2012—but he's got time to rise up, as he himself noted last week. What's more, he's building an off-court brand as well, including a recent photo shoot with 18-year-old brother Christian Harrison for Men's Journal magazine.

Harrison the Elder tweeted this photo of himself on the set, and USTA communications chief Tim Curry tweeted another shot, that one of Ryan and Christian both sporting bright orange and blue looks. In case you're wondering how his peers received this knowledge, well, Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish let Ryan have it via Twitter. Best, though, is this exchange on the social medium that puts Roddick in his place.

Looking forward to the full magazine spread?

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