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July 27, 2011 | By Matt Stevens
He has ground stokes that look a lot like Andre Agassi's and a temper that explodes like John McEnroe's. Let the comparisons begin — Ryan Harrison doesn't mind. "To be in a position where people are even mentioning my name with Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras is a privilege," Harrison said. "I haven't accomplished near anything they did in their careers. I've still got a long ways to go. But I do believe in myself. " As well he should. The 19-year-old from Louisiana with a fiery temper has a game so good, he has pundits salivating after a dry spell in American tennis.
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July 29, 2012 | By John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Serena Williams, in her first competitive return to these grass courts since winning Wimbledon two weeks ago, easily beat Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the first round of women's tennis competition, 6-3, 6-1. Williams' teammate, first-time Olympian Christina McHale, wasn't as fortunate, losing to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 6-4, 7-5. John Isner advanced on the men's side, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, over Belgium's Olivier Rochus, though fellow American Donald Young was eliminated by Andreas Seppi of Italy, 6-4, 6-4. Ryan Harrison of the U.S. also lost, to Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 7-5, 6-3. Andy Roddick did not play on the first day of competition.
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September 3, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Like a newborn, which is what he is in the world of professional tennis, Ryan Harrison was gathered up in their arms and coddled by the crowd on the Grandstand court at the U.S. Open. Hours earlier, fewer than 20% of them were likely to have heard of him. Some wandered over to the Grandstand because it is a kind of funky place to watch tennis. Others probably saw an American was playing and had the parochial response. By late afternoon Friday, they were groupies, several thousand of them, yelling and screaming and hanging from the rafters of the venerable old court, which has always appeared to be little more than an architectural afterthought, a kind of coincidental conjoined twin to Louis Armstrong Stadium.
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March 13, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
The stomach flu bug kept hitting players in the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells on  Tuesday. The latest casualty was Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who defaulted before the start of his match with Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Another player, Jamie Hampton of the U.S., also went out before the end of her match, but her problem was cramping. She had just begun a third set against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, the fifth-seeded player, when she fell to the court. She was down so long that an accumulation of penalty points cost her two games.
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July 30, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Mardy Fish wore a T-shirt that read "Have An Awesome Day" and Ryan Harrison explained how smashing rackets isn't so bad and maybe Roger Federer should try it again. The top-seeded Fish did, indeed, have an awesome day Saturday in the semifinals of the Farmers Classic at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. He beat the equipment-pummeling Harrison, 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3), in an emotional 2-hour 11-minute match that featured elegant baseline shot making from Fish and ferocious hitting from the 19-year-old Harrison.
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July 29, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
Farmers Classic TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES Seedings in parentheses Straus Stadium (Play begins at noon) •Yen-Hsun Lu vs. Ryan Harrison (Not Before 4 p.m.) Mardy Fish (1) vs. Igor Kunitsyn (Not Before 7:30 p.m.) Ernests Gulbis vs. Juan Martin del Potro (2)
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June 23, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Seedings in parentheses Centre Court (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Feliciano Lopez vs. Andy Roddick (8); Daniela Hantuchova (25) vs. Victoria Azarenka (4); Andy Murray (4) vs. Ivan Ljubicic. Court 1 (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Laura Robson vs. Maria Sharapova (5); Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez vs. Venus Williams (23); Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Gilles Muller. Court 2 (Play begins 4 a.m. PDT) Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Virginie Razzano; David Ferrer (7)
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March 13, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
The stomach flu bug kept hitting players in the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells on  Tuesday. The latest casualty was Russian Nikolay Davydenko, who defaulted before the start of his match with Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Another player, Jamie Hampton of the U.S., also went out before the end of her match, but her problem was cramping. She had just begun a third set against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, the fifth-seeded player, when she fell to the court. She was down so long that an accumulation of penalty points cost her two games.
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February 28, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is expected to sit out two to four weeks after straining his left calf muscle in a win over Memphis. The Spurs announced Monday that their star point guard won't accompany them to Memphis and Cleveland this week. It will also leave the NBA-best Spurs without Parker for their first game against the Miami Heat on Friday. Parker left Sunday's game in the second quarter when he collided with Grizzlies guard Mike Conley . He did not return.
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March 16, 2011 | By Bill Dwyre
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, a tennis star often lost in the bright lights and red carpets that always accompany Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, continued to fly fast under the radar in the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday at Indian Wells. Djokovic, No. 3, beat his friend, doubles partner and fellow Serb, Victor Troicki, 6-0, 6-1, in the round of 16 and will enter the quarterfinals having lost only four games in three matches. All three of his victories here have begun with 6-0 sets. A deeper look into the statistics gives some additional context.
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March 12, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
Monday at Indian Wells brought the issue of U.S. men's tennis to the forefront for review. Pull up a couch. The top-ranked player in the group is Mardy Fish, a bright, personable late-bloomer, who lives in Los Angeles and battled his way from the shadows of a career double-figure ranking into the top 10 last year. He entered this year's BNP Paribas Open ranked and seeded eighth. Monday, he lost to a qualifier, Matthew Ebden of Australia, ranked 91st. The top name player in the group is Andy Roddick, who was the No. 1 player in the world at the end of 2003 and hadn't finished a season out of the top 10 since 2002 -- until last year's No. 14. Roddick is the last U.S. male to win a Grand Slam tournament.
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August 2, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
U.S. veteran James Blake upset defending champion David Nalbandian , 6-2, 6-4, on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic at Washington. Once ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, Blake won the hard-court U.S. Open tuneup in 2002 and was the runner-up in 2005. But beset by a series of injuries, most recently a bad right knee, he dropped to 173rd in the rankings in March and began this week at 90th. His victory over the eighth-seeded Nalbandian, who had a first-round bye, allowed Blake to get to the third round for only the second time in 10 tournaments this season.
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July 30, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Mardy Fish wore a T-shirt that read "Have An Awesome Day" and Ryan Harrison explained how smashing rackets isn't so bad and maybe Roger Federer should try it again. The top-seeded Fish did, indeed, have an awesome day Saturday in the semifinals of the Farmers Classic at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. He beat the equipment-pummeling Harrison, 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3), in an emotional 2-hour 11-minute match that featured elegant baseline shot making from Fish and ferocious hitting from the 19-year-old Harrison.
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July 29, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
Farmers Classic TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES Seedings in parentheses Straus Stadium (Play begins at noon) •Yen-Hsun Lu vs. Ryan Harrison (Not Before 4 p.m.) Mardy Fish (1) vs. Igor Kunitsyn (Not Before 7:30 p.m.) Ernests Gulbis vs. Juan Martin del Potro (2)
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July 27, 2011 | By Matt Stevens
He has ground stokes that look a lot like Andre Agassi's and a temper that explodes like John McEnroe's. Let the comparisons begin — Ryan Harrison doesn't mind. "To be in a position where people are even mentioning my name with Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras is a privilege," Harrison said. "I haven't accomplished near anything they did in their careers. I've still got a long ways to go. But I do believe in myself. " As well he should. The 19-year-old from Louisiana with a fiery temper has a game so good, he has pundits salivating after a dry spell in American tennis.
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June 23, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Seedings in parentheses Centre Court (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Feliciano Lopez vs. Andy Roddick (8); Daniela Hantuchova (25) vs. Victoria Azarenka (4); Andy Murray (4) vs. Ivan Ljubicic. Court 1 (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Laura Robson vs. Maria Sharapova (5); Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez vs. Venus Williams (23); Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Gilles Muller. Court 2 (Play begins 4 a.m. PDT) Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Virginie Razzano; David Ferrer (7)
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August 2, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
U.S. veteran James Blake upset defending champion David Nalbandian , 6-2, 6-4, on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic at Washington. Once ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, Blake won the hard-court U.S. Open tuneup in 2002 and was the runner-up in 2005. But beset by a series of injuries, most recently a bad right knee, he dropped to 173rd in the rankings in March and began this week at 90th. His victory over the eighth-seeded Nalbandian, who had a first-round bye, allowed Blake to get to the third round for only the second time in 10 tournaments this season.
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March 16, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
After a day in the Palm Springs furnace, a cool breeze blew in Wednesday night, and with it came a double dip of tennis delight in the BNP Paribas Open. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were playing in the same session. Nadal is No. 1, Federer No. 2. Both are superstars with 25 Grand Slam victories between them, Federer with 16. Each is a major draw. Each sells tickets easily without the other. Having them play in the same session, unless they are playing each other, is almost unprecedented.
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March 16, 2011 | By Bill Dwyre
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, a tennis star often lost in the bright lights and red carpets that always accompany Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, continued to fly fast under the radar in the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday at Indian Wells. Djokovic, No. 3, beat his friend, doubles partner and fellow Serb, Victor Troicki, 6-0, 6-1, in the round of 16 and will enter the quarterfinals having lost only four games in three matches. All three of his victories here have begun with 6-0 sets. A deeper look into the statistics gives some additional context.
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March 16, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
After a day in the Palm Springs furnace, a cool breeze blew in Wednesday night, and with it came a double dip of tennis delight in the BNP Paribas Open. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were playing in the same session. Nadal is No. 1, Federer No. 2. Both are superstars with 25 Grand Slam victories between them, Federer with 16. Each is a major draw. Each sells tickets easily without the other. Having them play in the same session, unless they are playing each other, is almost unprecedented.
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