Tennis - 21 year old American Ryan Harrison has spoken out about his decision to work with a new coach. Speaking to Tennis Grandstand, Harrison, who has dropped out of the top 100 this season, commented, “Tres and I are close friends.
He’s been involved, and we still communicate about tennis. But it got to a situation where we had to reevaluate after the first six months of the year. Ultimately, he wants what’s best for my career, just like I want what’s best for my career.” Speaking about his new coach, Jay Berger, Harrison commented, "Jay and I have always had an extremely close relationship, and been very proactive and involved in my tennis every since I met him really.
I had a really good training week down there after I lost in Newport, and played well last week (in Atlanta). And Brad Gilbert being involved is nothing but beneficial. He’s obviously got an extremely talented mind. I’ve had some advice from him and it’s been nothing but good.
You never really know what is going to happen. I also was down 1-2 break point in the third set of the first round of Atlanta – those are just moments that could change here and there … (But) I believe that the work I put in that week-and-a-half down in Boca certainly helped out in my Atlanta run and getting a good win here today.”