Lloyd Harris (tennis)
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Lloyd Harris Tennis

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 24)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,454,145
Singles
Career record62-57 (52.1%) (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 31 (13 September 2021)
Current rankingNo. 32 (10 January 2022)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2021)
French Open2R (2019, 2020, 2021)
Wimbledon2R (2021)
US OpenQF (2021)
Doubles
Career record6-8 (42.9%) (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 203 (18 March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 226 (27 September 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2021, 2022)
French Open2R (2021)
Wimbledon2R (2021)
US Open2R (2021)
Team competitions
Davis Cup11-4 (73.3%)
Last updated on: 27 September 2021.

Lloyd George Muirhead Harris (born 24 February 1997) is a South African professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as World No. 31 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), achieved on 13 September 2021, making him the current African and South African No. 1 men's singles player. He has a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 203, achieved on 18 March 2019.[1] Harris has won three ATP Challenger singles titles and two Challenger doubles titles and has also won 13 ITF singles titles and 4 ITF doubles titles.

Juniors

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.

As a junior, Harris reached a ranking of No. 38 by the International Tennis Federation, and he compiled a singles win/loss record of 73-44.

Professional career

2015-2017

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 singles title in Mozambique F2. Harris also won his first ITF Futures Doubles title in June 2015.

In 2015 Harris reached five ITF Futures tour single finals, winning four. In 2016, Harris reached eight ITF Futures tour finals, winning six.

In 2017, he reached Challenger tour semifinals in Kyoto, Japan and Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei and qualified for his first ATP World Tour event in Antalya, Turkey.

2018: Grand Slam debut, First ATP match win

Harris started the year reaching four ITF Futures tour finals, winning three. He had a successful American hard-court summer season, winning his first ATP Challenger title at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships.

In August, he qualified for his first main draw at a Grand Slam at the 2018 US Open through the qualifying rounds.

In September, Harris won his first main draw match on the ATP World Tour when he defeated Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Chengdu Open (ATP 250 event) in China.

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.

2019: Top 100 debut

In January, Harris qualified for his second main draw at a Grand Slam at the 2019 Australian Open.

On 4 February 2019, due to his victory at the Launceston Tennis International, Harris reached World No. 100 in the ATP rankings.

In May he reached the second round of the 2019 French Open for the first time with a win over Luká? Rosol.

Harris also entered the main draw of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships for the first time and the 2019 US Open for the second time.

In September, he made his first ATP 250 semifinal at the Chengdu Open in China.

2020: First ATP final

In January, Lloyd reached his first ATP final at the 2020 Adelaide International losing to Andrey Rublev.

2021: First ATP 500 final, maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal, top 40 debut

In February, Harris reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time at the Australian Open.

In March, Harris reached his first ATP 500 final by becoming the first qualifier to reach the semifinals at the 2021 Dubai Tennis Championships, with wins over world No. 4 Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori and world No. 12 Denis Shapovalov in the semifinal. He lost to Aslan Karatsev in straight sets.[2][3] As a result of this successful run, he reached a career-high singles of world No. 52.

In August, Harris played in Washington, where, en route to the quarterfinals, he stunned world no. 3 Rafael Nadal, beating him in 3 sets. As a result he entered the top 50 at world No. 49 on 9 August 2021.

At the US Open, Harris reached the quarterfinals of a Major for the first time following wins over 25th-seed Karen Khachanov, 7th-seed Denis Shapovalov (his 7th top-20 and his 3rd top-10 win of the season), and 22nd-seed Reilly Opelka. He lost to 4th seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets. As a result of this, Harris moved within the world's top 40.

Personal life

Lloyd Harris was born in Cape Town, South Africa and began playing tennis at age 3 before committing professionally to the sport at 15. He speaks English and Afrikaans.

During the last tournament that his parents could afford, he qualified for two futures and made quarterfinals of one, and semi finals of the other. From this success he received enough support to play five more weeks of futures around Africa. In early 2018, he was playing in Portugal when he received the news of his father passing away the day before his match. He decided that he was going to stay and play for him and ended up winning back to back weeks.[4]

Coaching

Harris was coached by Norman McCarthy as a child, and in 2012 at the age of 15 joined the Anthony Harris Tennis Academy. He has been coached by Anthony Harris ever since. Xavier Malisse occasionally acts as his coach while on tour.

National representation

Harris has represented South Africa at the Davis Cup where he has a win-loss record of 11-4.

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2022 Australian Open.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
French Open A A Q1 2R 2R 2R 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R NH 2R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
US Open A A 1R 1R 2R QF 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-4 2-3 8-4 0-1 0 / 13 11-13 46%
National representation
Summer Olympics A NH A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z1 Z2 Z1 WG2 0 / 0 14-5 74%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q1 NH 3R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Miami Open A A A 2R NH 2R 0 / 2 1-1 50%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Madrid Open A A A A NH 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Italian Open A A A A Q1 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canadian Open A Q1 A Q1 NH 3R 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Cincinnati Masters A A A Q1 1R 2R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Shanghai Masters A A A A NH 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Paris Masters A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 6-5 0-0 0 / 8 6-7 46%
Career statistics
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Tournaments 0 2 2 13 9 23 2 51
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Hard Win-Loss 2-0 6-1 2-3 9-9 11-11 24-14 0-2 0 / 37 54-40 57%
Clay Win-Loss 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-3 1-1 2-4 0-0 0 / 8 4-11 27%
Grass Win-Loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 4-4 0-0 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Overall Win-Loss 2-2 6-2 2-4 10-13 12-12 30-22 0-2 62-57
Win % 50% 75% 33% 43% 50% 58% 0% 52%
Year-end ranking 284 291 112 99 87 31

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam
ATP Masters 1000
ATP 500 Series (0-1)
ATP250 Series (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0-2)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jan 2020 Adelaide International, Australia 250 Series Hard Russia Andrey Rublev 3-6, 0-6
Loss 0-2 Mar 2021 Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates 500 Series Hard Russia Aslan Karatsev 3-6, 2-6

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 22 (16-6)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-1)
ITF Futures (13-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (16-5)
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 Australia Jeremy Beale 6-2, 6-1
Win 2-0 Jun 2015 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Futures Hard South Africa Tucker Vorster 6-1, 6-7(7-9), 6-3
Win 3-0 Aug 2015 Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard United Kingdom Daniel Cox 6-2, 6-2
Loss 3-1 Nov 2015 South Africa F2, Stellenbosch Futures Hard Austria Lucas Miedler 6-7(4-7), 1-6
Win 4-1 Nov 2015 South Africa F3, Stellenbosch Futures Hard Austria Lucas Miedler 6-2, 6-1
Loss 4-2 Jun 2016 Mozambique F1, Maputo Futures Hard Australia Marc Polmans 6-4, 2-6, 5-7
Loss 4-3 Jul 2016 Zimbabwe F2, Harare Futures Hard Australia Marc Polmans 2-6, 2-6
Win 5-3 Oct 2016 Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Italy Andrea Vavassori 6-4, 6-2
Win 6-3 Oct 2016 Egypt F28, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Spain Pablo Vivero González 6-3, 6-2
Win 7-3 Oct 2016 Egypt F29, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Spain Pablo Vivero González 7-6(11-9), 4-6, 6-4
Win 8-3 Nov 2016 South Africa F1, Stellenbosch Futures Hard Italy Alessandro Bega 6-4, 6-4
Win 9-3 Nov 2016 South Africa F2, Stellenbosch Futures Hard Spain Jordi Samper Montaña 6-0, 6-1
Win 10-3 Nov 2016 South Africa F3, Stellenbosch Futures Hard South Africa Nicolaas Scholtz 7-5, 6-4
Loss 10-4 Apr 2017 Italy F10, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay Sweden Christian Lindell 4-6, 1-6
Loss 10-5 Feb 2018 Egypt F6, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Austria Lucas Miedler 3-6, 6-0, 2-6
Win 11-5 Mar 2018 Egypt F7, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin ?etki? 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Win 12-5 Mar 2018 Portugal F5, Vilamoura Futures Hard Spain Roberto Ortega Olmedo 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Win 13-5 Mar 2018 Portugal F6, Lisbon Futures Hard Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-3)
Win 14-5 Aug 2018 Lexington, U.S. Challenger Hard Italy Stefano Napolitano 6-4, 6-3
Loss 14-6 Aug 2018 Aptos, U.S. Challenger Hard Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis 2-6, 3-6
Win 15-6 Oct 2018 Stockton, U.S. Challenger Hard Australia Marc Polmans 6-2, 6-2
Win 16-6 Feb 2019 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard Italy Lorenzo Giustino 6-2, 6-2

Doubles: 9 (6-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-0)
ITF Futures (4-3)
Finals 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 South Africa Nicolaas Scholtz United States Evan King
United States Anderson Reed
7-5, 6-4
Win 2-0 Aug 2015 Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard United States Cameron Silverman Sweden Milos Sekulic
Czech Republic Libor Salaba
7-6(7-4), 6-2
Loss 2-1 Dec 2015 Nigeria F3, Lagos Futures Hard Egypt Karim-Mohamed Maamoun Netherlands David Pel
Netherlands Antal van der Duim
3-6, 2-6
Win 3-1 Dec 2015 Nigeria F4, Lagos Futures Hard Egypt Karim-Mohamed Maamoun Netherlands David Pel
Netherlands Antal van der Duim
7-5, 7-6(8-6)
Win 4-1 Oct 2016 Egypt F29, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard Egypt Issam Haitham Taweel United States Conor Berg
United States Mitchell Thomas McDaniels
6-1, 6-3
Loss 4-2 Mar 2017 Egypt F9, Sharm El Sheikh Futures Hard South Africa Nicolaas Scholtz Ukraine Denys Molchanov
Ukraine Artem Smirnov
w/o
Loss 4-3 Mar 2018 Portugal F5, Vilamoura Futures Hard Portugal Fred Gil Portugal Francisco Cabral
Portugal Tiago Cação
3-6, 2-6
Win 5-3 Apr 2018 Anning, China Challenger Clay Belarus Aliaksandr Bury China Gong Maoxin
China Zhang Ze
6-3, 6-4
Win 6-3 Jan 2019 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard Israel Dudi Sela Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Ba?i?
Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brki?
6-3, 6-7(3-7), [10-8]

Record against other players

Record against top 10 players

Harris's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Active players are in boldface:

Wins over top 10 players

  • He has a 3-8 (27.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2021 Total
Wins 3 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score LHR
2021
1. Austria Dominic Thiem 4 Dubai Championships, UAE Hard 2R 6-3, 6-4 81
2. Spain Rafael Nadal 3 Washington Open, United States Hard 3R 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 50
3. Canada Denis Shapovalov 10 US Open, United States Hard 3R 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 46
* As of 4 September 2021

Notes

References

  1. ^ "Rankings | Singles | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. ^ "Lloyd Harris Takes His Chance, Beats Kei Nishikori on 'Home Court' in Dubai - 2021 Match Report | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  3. ^ "Lloyd Harris Downs Denis Shapovalov to Make History in Dubai | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  4. ^ "Lloyd Harris - Behind the Racquet".

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