With the BNP Paribas Open almost here we thought we should share some interesting people coming to play.
At only 18 years old, Ryan Harrison was one of the youngest players in the 2011 BNP Paribas Open draw. Ranked No. 152 and needing a wild card to get in, Harrison was determined to prove himself on an international stage. He did so with a maturity well beyond his years, taking out the No. 22 seed Guillermo Garcia Lopez in the second round and Milos Raonic in the third to set up a round of 16 match with 16-time Grand Slam champion and three-time BNP Paribas Open champion Roger Federer. The young American showed his talent, taking Federer to a tiebreak in the first set before losing in two. Harrsion proceeded to make his first two ATP World Tour semifinals back-to-back in Atlanta and Los Angeles last year and is definitely one to watch at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open.