Ryan Sweeting

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Ryan Sweeting
Sweeting 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country  Bahamas until 2006
 United States since 2006
Residence Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Born (1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 26)
Nassau, Bahamas
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,020,463
Singles
Career record 35–57 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 64 (September 12, 2011)
Current ranking No. 947T (February 10, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2011, 2012)
French Open 1R (2010, 2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2011, 2012)
US Open 2R (2006)
Doubles
Career record 7–23 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 139 (February 4, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2012)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 2R (2009)
Last updated on: October 8, 2012.

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

Personal life[edit]

Sweeting was born in Nassau, Bahamas. Later he has been living / training 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]

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

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

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 combined world rankings in September 2005.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (2005)
French Open: 1R (2005)
Wimbledon: 2R (2005)
US Open: W (2005)

2006[edit]

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. During the year he received United States citizenship.[4] 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.[5]

2007–2008[edit]

Ryan Sweeting 2007 US Open

Sweeting 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.[1] 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.

2009[edit]

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, 6–4, 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.

2011[edit]

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

ATP career finals[edit]

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 Japan 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 United States Jesse Levine United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–1, 6–2

Challenger & Futures career finals[edit]

Singles Wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. May 1, 2006 U.S.A. F9 Clay Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella 6–3, 6–0
2. November 3, 2008 Rimouski Carpet Denmark Kristian Pless 6–4, 7–6
3. February 2, 2009 Dallas Hard United States Brendan Evans 6–4, 6–3
4. February 6, 2010 Dallas Hard Australia 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 United States Tim Smyczek United States James Cerretani
Mexico Antonio Ruiz-Rosales
6–3, 6–2
2. July 23, 2007 Lexington Hard United States Brendan Evans United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
United States Philip Simmonds
6–4, 6–4
3. August 6, 2007 Binghamton Hard United States Scott Oudsema United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield
South Korea Im Kyu-Tae
7–6(7–5), 7–5
4. September 17, 2007 Lubbock Hard United States Alex Kuznetsov South Africa Rik de Voest
United States 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 United States Tim Smyczek United States Joel Kielbowicz
United States Virgin Islands Ryan Stotland
6–7(5–7), 6–4 ret
2. April 14, 2008 Tallahassee Hard United States Robert Kendrick United States Bobby Reynolds
United States Rajeev Ram
W/O

Singles Performance Timeline[edit]

This table is current through 2012 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 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2 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 16.67
Win–Loss 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–3 2–3 1–1 0–0 0 / 11 4–11 26.67
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A Q1 Q2 2R Q2 3R 2R A 0 / 3 4–3 57.14
Miami Masters A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 0 / 6 1–6 16.67
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 0 / 9 5–9 35.71
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 Timeline[edit]

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

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