Is Ryan Harrison the One American Tennis Player We Can Believe In?

Ryan Harrison, who will be 20 next month, is suddenly on the Davis Cup team, since Mardy Fish just unexpectedly quit after having “funny feelings.” (That’s a quote.) Harrison left the juniors at 16, is a chatty Twitter enthusiast and is currently ranked 66th. That makes him the 5th-highest ranked American tennis player. (They also passed right over Donald Young when picking a replacement, which, hmm.) The Davis Cup begins Friday, where they face France. So everything is thrown into an uproar, and it would be very nice to have any faith in American mens’ tennis. Anyway, no pressure, teenager! It’s not like we’re all going to judge your play and declare hope or lack thereof for American tennis for the next decade or so. Enjoy!