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Lloyd Harris (tennis)

Lloyd George Muirhead Harris (born 24 February 1997) is a South African tennis player.

Lloyd Harris
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Harris at the 2019 French Open
Full nameLloyd George Muirhead Harris
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceCape Town, South Africa
Born (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 22)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money$713,499
Singles
Career record19–20 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 13 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 82 (22 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 105 (07 October 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open1R (2018, 2019)
Doubles
Career record0–2 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 203 (18 March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 284 (29 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2019)
Team competitions
Davis Cup11–4 (73%)
Last updated on: 15 September 2019.

Harris has a career high ATP singles ranking of 82 achieved on 22 July, 2019.

Harris has won 3 ATP Challenger singles titles and 2 Challenger doubles titles. Harris has also won 13 ITF singles titles and 4 ITF doubles titles.

Harris is currently South Africa's number two ranked tennis player behind Kevin Anderson.

Harris has represented South Africa at the Davis Cup where he has a W/L record of 11–4.

In August 2018 Harris qualified for his first Grand Slam main-draw at a senior men's singles level. He qualified for the US Open through the qualifying rounds.

JuniorsEdit

OverviewEdit

In November 2012, Harris won his first ITF junior singles title at the G5 in Windhoek, Namibia. In August 2014, Harris represented South Africa at the Youth Olympic Games, where he was knocked out in the second round.

As a junior, Harris reached a Career High Combined ranking of 38 in the International Tennis Federation’s world junior ranking.

As a junior, he compiled a singles win/loss record of 73–44.

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: A
French Open: Q1 (2014)
Wimbledon: Q2 (2014)
US Open: 3R (2015)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: 2R (2015)
French Open: A
Wimbledon: 1R (2014)
US Open: SF (2015)

Junior singles titles (3)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Grade A (0)
Grade B (0)
Grade 1–5 (3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 November 2012 Windhoek, Namibia Hard   Sam Rice 6–0, 6–0
Winner 2. 1 Desember 2012 Mombassa, Kenya Hard   Ben Stride 6–0, 6–2
Winner 3. 14 September 2013 Windhoek, Namibia Hard   Kris Van Wyk 6–3, 6–3

Professional careerEdit

2015-2017: Career BeginningsEdit

Harris turned pro in 2015 and ended the year with a single ranking of 358. During the 2015 and 2016 seasons Harris mainly played in the ITF Futures tour. In June 2015, Harris won his first ITF Futures single title in Mozambique F2. Harris also won his first ITF Futures Doubles title in June 2015.

In 2015 Harris reached 5 ITF Futures tour single finals, winning 4. In 2016 Harris reached 8 ITF Futures tour finals, winning 6.

In 2017 Harris competed more on the ATP Challenger tour, reaching his first Challenger tour semi-finals in Kyoto, Japan. He also reached the Challenger semi-finals in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei and quarter-finals in Vancouver, Canada.

In June 2017 Harris qualified for his first ATP World Tour event in Antalya, Turkey. He lost to world number 61 Janko Tipsarevic in the first round.

In August 2017 Harris also got his first experience of a ATP Masters 1000 event, losing in the first qualifying round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada.

2018: 1st ATP Challenger Title, 1st Grand Slam EntryEdit

Harris started the year reaching 4 ITF Futures tour finals, winning 3. Harris then went on to reached the ATP Challenger quarter-finals at the Kunming Open in China, Seoul Open Challenger in South Korea, Karshi Challenger in Uzbekistan and the Samarkand Challenger in Uzbekistan.

Harris had a successful American hard-court summer season, he won his maiden ATP Challenger title in Lexington on 5 August 2018 by defeating Stefano Napolitano 6–4, 6–3 at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, USA. The week after Harris won his maiden ATP Challenger title he also reached the Nordic Naturals Challenger final in Aptos, CA, U.S.A. Harris also reached the ATP Challenger quarter-finals of Binghamton and Vancouver.

In August, Harris qualified for his first Grand Slam main-draw at a senior men's singles level, after beating JC Aragone 6–4, 6–2, in the third qualifying round for the US Open. Harris defeated Roberto Quiroz of Ecuador 7–6, 6–3 in the first round of the qualifying draw, and defeated Sebastian Ofner from Austria 6–2, 6–1 in the second round. Harris lost in the main draw first round against world number 40 Gilles Simon in straight sets.

In September, Harris won his first main draw match on the ATP World Tour, when he defeated world number 38 Gael Monfils 3–6, 6–2, 6–1 in the first round of the Chengdu Open (ATP 250 event) in China. This was also his first win over a top 40 player.

On 7 October 2018, Harris won his second ATP Challenger title of the year by defeating Marc Polmans 6–2, 6–2 at the Stockton Challenger, CA, USA.

Harris was also named as an alternate for the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Italy.

2019:Top 100, First ATP Tour Semi-FinalEdit

Harris started the year by reaching the quarter-finals of the City of Playford Tennis International on the ATP Challenger tour.

In January, Harris qualified for his second Grand Slam main-draw at a senior men's singles level, after beating Dustin Brown 6–1, 7–6, in the third qualifying round for the Australian Open. Harris defeated Zdeněk Kolář of Czech Republic 6–2, 6–1 in the first round of the qualifying draw, and defeated Dominik Koepfer from Germany 7–5, 6–3 in the second round.

In February, due to his victory at the Launceston Tennis International, Harris reached the 100th spot in the ATP Rankings, cracking the Top 100 for the first time in his career.

In July at Wimbledon, Harris won the first set against Roger Federer, before losing in 4 sets in the opening round.

In September, Harris progress to his first ever ATP 250 semi-final. Reaching the Semi-Final of the Chengdu Open in China.

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 22 (16–6)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3–1)
ITF Futures Tour (13–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (15–5)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2015 Mozambique F2, Maputo Futures Hard   Jeremy Beale 6–2, 6–1
Win 2–0 Jun 2015 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Futures Hard   Tucker Vorster 6–1, 6–7(7–9), 6–3
Win 3–0 Aug 2015 Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Daniel Cox 6–2, 6–2
Loss 3–1 Nov 2015 South Africa F2, Stellenbosch Futures Hard   Lucas Miedler 6–7(4–7), 1–6
Win 4–1 Nov 2015 South Africa F3, Stellenbosch Futures Hard   Lucas Miedler 6–2, 6–1
Loss 4–2 Jun 2016 Mozambique F1, Maputo Futures Hard   Marc Polmans 6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Loss 4–3 Jul 2016 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Futures Hard   Marc Polmans 2–6, 2–6
Win 5–3 Oct 2016 Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Andrea Vavassori 6–4, 6–2
Win 6–3 Oct 2016 Egypt F28, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Pablo Vivero González 6–3, 6–2
Win 7–3 Oct 2016 Egypt F29, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Pablo Vivero González 7–6(11–9), 4–6, 6–4
Win 8–3 Nov 2016 South Africa F1, Stellenbosch Futures Hard   Alessandro Bega 6–4, 6–4
Win 9–3 Nov 2016 South Africa F2, Stellenbosch Futures Hard   Jordi Samper Montaña 6–0, 6–1
Win 10–3 Nov 2016 South Africa F3, Stellenbosch Futures Hard   Nicolaas Scholtz 7–5, 6–4
Loss 10–4 Apr 2017 Italy F10, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Christian Lindell 4–6, 1–6
Loss 10–5 Feb 2018 Egypt F6, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Lucas Miedler 3–6, 6–0, 2–6
Win 11–5 Mar 2018 Egypt F7, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Aldin Šetkić 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Win 12–5 Mar 2018 Portugal F5, Vilamoura Futures Hard   Roberto Ortega Olmedo 4–6, 6–1, 6–0
Win 13–5 Mar 2018 Portugal F6, Lisbon Futures Hard   Frederico Ferreira Silva 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)
Win 14–5 Aug 2018 Lexington, USA Challenger Hard   Stefano Napolitano 6–4, 6–3
Loss 14–6 Aug 2018 Aptos, USA Challenger Hard   Thanasi Kokkinakis 2–6, 3–6
Win 15–6 Oct 2018 Stockton, USA Challenger Hard   Marc Polmans 6–2, 6–2
Win 16–6 Feb 2019 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard   Lorenzo Giustino 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 9 (6–3)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–0)
ITF Futures Tour (4–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–3)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2015 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Futures Hard   Nicolaas Scholtz   Evan King
  Anderson Reed
7–5, 6–4
Win 2–0 Aug 2015 Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Cameron Silverman   Milos Sekulic
  Libor Salaba
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Loss 2–1 Dec 2015 Nigeria F3, Lagos Futures Hard   Karim-Mohamed Maamoun   David Pel
  Antal van der Duim
3–6, 2–6
Win 3–1 Dec 2015 Nigeria F4, Lagos Futures Hard   Karim-Mohamed Maamoun   David Pel
  Antal van der Duim
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Win 4–1 Oct 2016 Egypt F29, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Issam Haitham Taweel   Conor Berg
  Mitchell Thomas McDaniels
6–1, 6–3
Loss 4–2 Mar 2017 Egypt F9, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard   Nicolaas Scholtz   Denys Molchanov
  Artem Smirnov
w/o
Loss 4–3 Mar 2018 Portugal F5, Vilamoura Futures Hard   Fred Gil   Francisco Cabral
  Tiago Cação
3–6, 2–6
Win 5–3 Apr 2018 Anning, China Challenger Clay   Aliaksandr Bury   Gong Maoxin
  Zhang Ze
6–3, 6–4
Win 6–3 Jan 2019 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard   Dudi Sela   Mirza Bašić
  Tomislav Brkić
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–8]

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 R W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A Q1 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 0 / 4 1–5 17%
Year-end championship
ATP Finals DNQ DNQ DNQ 0 / 0 0–0 0%
National representation
Summer Olympics A NH NH NH 0 / 0 0–0
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z1 Z2 0 / 0 11–4 73%
Win–Loss 2–2 6–0 1–2 2–0 0 / 0 11–4 73%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Miami Open A A A 2R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Madrid Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Italian Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Canadian Open A Q1 A Q1 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Shanghái Masters A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Paris Masters A A A 0 / 0 0–0 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0 / 1 0–0 0%
Career statistics
2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 1 3 4 13 21
Titles 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0
Hard Win–Loss 2–2 6–1 2–3 8–8 0 / 0 18–14 56%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0 / 0 1–4 20%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0 / 0 0–2 0%
Overall Win–Loss 2–2 6–2 2–4 9–12 19–20
Win % 50% 80% 33% 43% 49%
Year-end Ranking 284 291 112

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Harris's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in bold (ATP World Tour, Grand Slam and Davis Cup main draw matches).

ReferencesEdit

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