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Ryan Sweeting (born July 14, 1987)[1] is a former professional tennis player.

Ryan Sweeting
Sweeting 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceFort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Born (1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 31)
Nassau, Bahamas
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2007
Retired2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,024,486
Singles
Career record35–57 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 64 (September 12, 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2011, 2012)
French Open2R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2011, 2012)
US Open2R (2006)
Doubles
Career record7–26 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 139 (February 4, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French Open1R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2010)
US Open2R (2009)
Last updated on: July 14, 2015.

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Personal lifeEdit

Sweeting was born in Nassau, Bahamas. He has been living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[1]

In September 2013, Sweeting became engaged to actress Kaley Cuoco after three months of dating.[2] They married on December 31, 2013, in Santa Susana, California.[3] Cuoco announced in September 2015 that she was filing for divorce.[4] The divorce was finalized in May 2016.[5]

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

In 2005, he won the US Open Boys' Singles title, beating Jérémy Chardy in the final.

As a junior, Sweeting compiled a singles win/loss record of 94–51 (89–46 in doubles), reaching as high as no. 2 in the junior world rankings in September 2005.

2006Edit

In 2006, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for the Florida Gators men's tennis team in NCAA competition. He made his professional US Open debut in 2006, where he defeated Argentine Guillermo Coria in the first round (Coria retired while down 3–2) before losing to Belgian Olivier Rochus in five sets. Sweeting served as a practice partner for the U.S. Davis Cup team in the 2006 World Group semifinal against Russia in Moscow.[6]

2007–2008Edit

 
Ryan Sweeting 2007 US Open

Sweeting turned professional in 2007. Sweeting captured four ProCircuit doubles titles in 2007. He won the Rimouski Challenger in Canada in November 2008 for his first ProCircuit singles title. He finished 2008 ranked no. 216 in the ATP world rankings.

2009Edit

Sweeting captured the Dallas Challenger singles title in February 2009, without dropping a set. In April, at the US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas, Sweeting and doubles partner Jesse Levine lost to Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, ranked no. 1 in the world, in the doubles final 6–1, 6–2.

2011Edit

At the US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Sweeting won his only ATP World Tour singles title by beating Kei Nishikori of Japan.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0/0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0/0)
ATP Masters Series (0/0)
ATP International Series Gold (0/0)
ATP Tour (1/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. April 10, 2011 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay   Kei Nishikori 6–4, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0/0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0/0)
ATP Masters Series (0/0)
ATP International Series Gold (0/0)
ATP Tour (0/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. April 6, 2009 ATP Houston, Houston, United States Clay   Jesse Levine   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–1, 6–2

Challenges & futures career finalsEdit

Singles wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. May 1, 2006 U.S.A. F9 Clay   Víctor Estrella 6–3, 6–0
2. November 3, 2008 Rimouski Carpet   Kristian Pless 6–4, 7–6
3. February 2, 2009 Dallas Hard   Brendan Evans 6–4, 6–3
4. February 6, 2010 Dallas Hard   Carsten Ball 6–4, 6–2

Doubles wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. January 15, 2007 U.S.A. F2 Hard   Tim Smyczek   James Cerretani
  Antonio Ruiz-Rosales
6–3, 6–2
2. July 23, 2007 Lexington Hard   Brendan Evans   Ross Hutchins
  Philip Simmonds
6–4, 6–4
3. August 6, 2007 Binghamton Hard   Scott Oudsema   Richard Bloomfield
  Im Kyu-Tae
7–6(7–5), 7–5
4. September 17, 2007 Lubbock Hard   Alex Kuznetsov   Rik de Voest
  Bobby Reynolds
6–3, 6–2

Doubles runner-up (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. January 22, 2007 U.S.A. F3 Hard   Tim Smyczek   Joel Kielbowicz
  Ryan Stotland
6–7(5–7), 6–4 ret
2. April 14, 2008 Tallahassee Hard   Robert Kendrick   Bobby Reynolds
  Rajeev Ram
W/O

Singles performance timelineEdit

This table is current through 2013 Wimbledon.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L W %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 Q3 Q3 2R 2R Q3 0 / 2 2–2 50
French Open A A A Q2 1R 2R A A 0 / 2 1–2 0
Wimbledon A Q2 Q2 Q1 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 3 2–3 40
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 5 1–5 17
Win–Loss 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–3 3–4 1–1 0–0 0 / 11 5–11 27
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A Q1 Q2 2R Q2 3R 2R A 0 / 3 4–3 57
Miami Masters A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 0 / 6 1–6 17
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 0 / 9 5–9 36
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Year End Ranking 373 254 213 154 116 72 142 664 $920,427

Doubles performance timelineEdit

This table is current through 2012 Wimbledon.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 0 / 1 0–1
French Open 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon 2R 0 / 1 1–1
US Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0 / 7 2–7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ryan Sweeting at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  2. ^ Ravitz, Justin (September 26, 2013). "Kaley Cuoco Engaged to Ryan Sweeting After Three Months of Dating!". Us Weekly. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco gets married". Associated Press via Newsday. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting to Divorce After 21 Months of Marriage". People. September 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Ungerman, Alex (May 9, 2016). "Kaley Cuoco Finalizes Divorce From Ryan Sweeting, Actress to Pay $165,000 in Spousal Support". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bob Larson's Tennis News - Donald Young and John Isner head list of US Open wild cards".

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