Lloyd Harris (tennis)

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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 23)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money$939,610
Singles
Career record26–27 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 13 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 72 (20 January 2020)
Current rankingNo. 87 (16 November 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019, 2020)
French Open2R (2019, 2020)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open2R (2020)
Doubles
Career record0–3 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 203 (18 March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 1116 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2019)
Team competitions
Davis Cup11–4 (73%)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Lloyd George Muirhead Harris (born 24 February 1997) is a South African tennis player.

Harris has a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 72 achieved on 22 July 2019.

Harris has won three ATP Challenger singles titles and two Challenger doubles titles. Harris has also won 13 ITF singles titles and 4 ITF doubles titles.

Harris is currently South Africa's top-ranked tennis player, ahead of Kevin Anderson.

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

In August 2018, Harris qualified for his first Grand Slam main draw at a senior men's singles level. He qualified for the US Open through the qualifying rounds.

Lloyd was coached by Norman McCarthy as a junior and won the South African national junior championship and African championship. At age 16 he joined the Anthony Harris Tennis Academy and received a scholarship from the tennis foundation established by Anthula Markowitz.

Juniors[edit]

Overview[edit]

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, where he was knocked out in the second round.

As a junior, Harris reached a Career-High Combined ranking of 38 in the International Tennis Federation's world junior ranking.

As a junior, he compiled a singles win/loss record of 73–44.

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: A
French Open: Q1 (2014)
Wimbledon: Q2 (2014)
US Open: 3R (2015)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: 2R (2015)
French Open: A
Wimbledon: 1R (2014)
US Open: SF (2015)

Junior singles titles (3)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Grade A (0)
Grade B (0)
Grade 1–5 (3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 November 2012 Windhoek, Namibia Hard United Kingdom Sam Rice 6–0, 6–0
Winner 2. 1 December 2012 Mombassa, Kenya Hard United Kingdom Ben Stride 6–0, 6–2
Winner 3. 14 September 2013 Windhoek, Namibia Hard South Africa Kris Van Wyk 6–3, 6–3

Professional career[edit]

2015–2017: Career Beginnings[edit]

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 5 ITF Futures tour single finals, winning 4. In 2016 Harris reached 8 ITF Futures tour finals, winning 6.

In 2017 Harris competed for more on the ATP Challenger tour, reaching his first Challenger tour semi-finals in Kyoto, Japan. He also reached the Challenger semi-finals in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, and quarter-finals in Vancouver, Canada.

In June 2017 Harris qualified for his first ATP World Tour event in Antalya, Turkey. He lost to world number 61 Janko Tipsarevic in the first round.

In August 2017 Harris also got his first experience of an ATP Masters 1000 event, losing in the first qualifying round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada.

2018: 1st ATP Challenger Title, 1st Grand Slam Entry[edit]

Harris started the year reaching 4 ITF Futures tour finals, winning 3. Harris then went on to reach the ATP Challenger quarter-finals at the Kunming Open in China, Seoul Open Challenger in South Korea, Karshi Challenger in Uzbekistan, and the Samarkand Challenger in Uzbekistan.

Harris had a successful American hard-court summer season, he won his maiden ATP Challenger title in Lexington on 5 August 2018 by defeating Stefano Napolitano 6–4, 6–3 at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, USA. The week after Harris won his maiden ATP Challenger title he also reached the Nordic Naturals Challenger final in Aptos, CA, U.S.A. Harris also reached the ATP Challenger quarter-finals of Binghamton and Vancouver.

In August, Harris qualified for his first Grand Slam main-draw at a senior men's singles level, after beating JC Aragone 6–4, 6–2, in the third qualifying round for the US Open. Harris defeated Roberto Quiroz of Ecuador 7–6, 6–3 in the first round of the qualifying draw, and defeated Sebastian Ofner from Austria 6–2, 6–1 in the second round. Harris lost in the main draw first round against world number 40 Gilles Simon in straight sets.

In September, Harris won his first main draw match on the ATP World Tour, when he defeated world number 38 Gael Monfils 3–6, 6–2, 6–1 in the first round of the Chengdu Open (ATP 250 event) in China. This was also his first win over a top 40 player.

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, CA, USA.

Harris was also named as an alternate for the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Italy.

2019:Top 100, First ATP Tour Semi-Final[edit]

Harris started the year by reaching the quarter-finals of the City of Playford Tennis International on the ATP Challenger Tour.

In January, Harris qualified for his second Grand Slam main-draw at a senior men's singles level, after beating Dustin Brown 6–1, 7–6, in the third qualifying round for the Australian Open. Harris defeated Zdeněk Kolář of the Czech Republic 6–2, 6–1 in the first round of the qualifying draw, and defeated Dominik Koepfer from Germany 7–5, 6–3 in the second round.

In February, due to his victory at the Launceston Tennis International, Harris reached the 100th spot in the ATP Rankings, cracking the Top 100 for the first time in his career.

In July at Wimbledon, Harris won the first set against Roger Federer, before losing in 4 sets in the opening round.

In September, Harris progress to his first-ever ATP 250 semi-final, reaching the Semi-Final of the Chengdu Open in China.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
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

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 22 (16–6)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3–1)
ITF Futures Tour (13–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (15–5)
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 Šetkić 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, USA Challenger Hard Italy Stefano Napolitano 6–4, 6–3
Loss 14–6 Aug 2018 Aptos, USA Challenger Hard Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis 2–6, 3–6
Win 15–6 Oct 2018 Stockton, USA 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)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–0)
ITF Futures Tour (4–3)
Titles 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 Bašić
Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brkić
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–8]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (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 2020 Astana Open.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open A A Q1 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–3 0 / 8 3–8 27%
National representation
Summer Olympics A Not held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z1 Z2 Z1 0 / 0 12–5 71%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q1 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A A 2R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A Q1 A Q1 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Masters A A A Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghái Masters A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Paris Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Career statistics
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 2 2 13 9 26
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 1
Hard Win–Loss 2–0 6–1 2–3 9–9 11–11 0 / 20 30–24 56%
Clay Win–Loss 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 0 / 4 2–7 22%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Overall Win–Loss 2–2 6–2 2–4 10–13 12–12 32–33
Win % 50% 75% 33% 43% 50% 49%
Year-end ranking 284 291 112 99

Record against top 10 players[edit]

Harris's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in bold. Only ATP Tour (incl. Grand Slam) main draw and Davis Cup matches).

* As of 19 October 2020

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