Ryan Sweeting life and biography

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Ryan Sweeting biography

Date of birth : 1987-07-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Nassau, Bahamas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-25
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour,

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Ryan Sweeting is an American professional tennis player.


In 2005, he won the US Open boys' singles title, beating Jérémy Chardy in the final, 6–4, 6–4.

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 despite leading in two sets.

He served as a practice partner for the U.S. Davis Cup team in the 2006 World Group Semifinal against Russia in Moscow.

He turned professional in 2007. Sweeting captured four ProCircuit doubles titles in 2007. He also served as a practice partner for the U.S. Davis Cup team in the 2007 first round at the Czech Republic.

He won the Rimouski Challenger in Canada in November 2008 for his first ProCircuit singles title, beating Kristian Pless in the finals. He finished 2008 ranked 216 in the ATP World Rankings.

In January 2009, Sweeting reached the semifinals in the Nouméa Challenger, losing to Florian Mayer. He captured the Dallas Challenger singles title in February 2009, without dropping a set all tournament and beating # 1 seed Kevin Kim, # 6 seed Rajeev Ram, and # 5 seed Brendan Evans en route to the title.

In April at the US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas, Sweeting, ranked 405th in doubles in the world, and American doubles partner Jesse Levine, ranked 289th in doubles in the world, made it into the draw via wild card, and in the first round defeated 3rd-seeded world doubles # 40 Lucas Arnold Ker and world doubles # 61 Martin Damm, 6–2, 6–4. In the quarterfinals they beat world doubles # 66 Jaroslav Levinský and world doubles # 82 Pavel Vízner, 7–6 (6), 6–4, and in the semifinals they defeated 2nd-seeded world doubles # 30 Ashley Fisher and world doubles # 29 Jordan Kerr 3–6, 6–3, 10–4. They lost to Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, ranked # 1 in the world, in the doubles final, 6–1, 6–2.

Plays with double-handed backhand
Started playing tennis aged six
Mother, Cindy, and sister, Ashley
Has lived and trained in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from aged 12
Former World No. 2 junior, winner of 2005 US Open junior title
In 2006, became a U.S. citizen and studied at the University of Florida
Hobbies include watching movies and going spearing
Has served as practice partner on US Davis Cup teams in 2006 and 2007
Coached by Dustin Taylor

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