Lloyd Harris (tennis)
Harris at the 2019 French Open
|Full name||Lloyd George Muirhead Harris|
|Country (sports)||South Africa|
|Residence||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Born||24 February 1997|
Cape Town, South Africa
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|Career record||26–27 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
3 Challenger, 13 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 72 (20 January 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 87 (16 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019, 2020)|
|French Open||2R (2019, 2020)|
|US Open||2R (2020)|
|Career record||0–3 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
2 Challenger, 4 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 203 (18 March 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 1116 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||11–4 (73%)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
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.
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.
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:
Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:
Junior singles titles (3)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Grade A (0)|
|Grade B (0)|
|Grade 1–5 (3)|
|Winner||1.||3 November 2012||Windhoek, Namibia||Hard||Sam Rice||6–0, 6–0|
|Winner||2.||1 December 2012||Mombassa, Kenya||Hard||Ben Stride||6–0, 6–2|
|Winner||3.||14 September 2013||Windhoek, Namibia||Hard||Kris Van Wyk||6–3, 6–3|
2015–2017: Career Beginnings
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
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.
Harris was also named as an alternate for the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Italy.
2019:Top 100, First ATP Tour Semi-Final
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 September, Harris progress to his first-ever ATP 250 semi-final, reaching the Semi-Final of the Chengdu Open in China.
ATP career finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)
|Loss||0–1||Jan 2020||Adelaide International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Andrey Rublev||3–6, 0–6|
Challenger and Futures finals
Singles: 22 (16–6)
|Win||1–0||Jun 2015||Mozambique F2, Maputo||Futures||Hard||Jeremy Beale||6–2, 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Jun 2015||Zimbabwe F2, Harare||Futures||Hard||Tucker Vorster||6–1, 6–7(7–9), 6–3|
|Win||3–0||Aug 2015||Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Daniel Cox||6–2, 6–2|
|Loss||3–1||Nov 2015||South Africa F2, Stellenbosch||Futures||Hard||Lucas Miedler||6–7(4–7), 1–6|
|Win||4–1||Nov 2015||South Africa F3, Stellenbosch||Futures||Hard||Lucas Miedler||6–2, 6–1|
|Loss||4–2||Jun 2016||Mozambique F1, Maputo||Futures||Hard||Marc Polmans||6–4, 2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||4–3||Jul 2016||Zimbabwe F2, Harare||Futures||Hard||Marc Polmans||2–6, 2–6|
|Win||5–3||Oct 2016||Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Andrea Vavassori||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||6–3||Oct 2016||Egypt F28, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Pablo Vivero González||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||7–3||Oct 2016||Egypt F29, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Pablo Vivero González||7–6(11–9), 4–6, 6–4|
|Win||8–3||Nov 2016||South Africa F1, Stellenbosch||Futures||Hard||Alessandro Bega||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||9–3||Nov 2016||South Africa F2, Stellenbosch||Futures||Hard||Jordi Samper Montaña||6–0, 6–1|
|Win||10–3||Nov 2016||South Africa F3, Stellenbosch||Futures||Hard||Nicolaas Scholtz||7–5, 6–4|
|Loss||10–4||Apr 2017||Italy F10, Santa Margherita di Pula||Futures||Clay||Christian Lindell||4–6, 1–6|
|Loss||10–5||Feb 2018||Egypt F6, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Lucas Miedler||3–6, 6–0, 2–6|
|Win||11–5||Mar 2018||Egypt F7, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Aldin Šetkić||6–4, 4–6, 6–4|
|Win||12–5||Mar 2018||Portugal F5, Vilamoura||Futures||Hard||Roberto Ortega Olmedo||4–6, 6–1, 6–0|
|Win||13–5||Mar 2018||Portugal F6, Lisbon||Futures||Hard||Frederico Ferreira Silva||7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)|
|Win||14–5||Aug 2018||Lexington, USA||Challenger||Hard||Stefano Napolitano||6–4, 6–3|
|Loss||14–6||Aug 2018||Aptos, USA||Challenger||Hard||Thanasi Kokkinakis||2–6, 3–6|
|Win||15–6||Oct 2018||Stockton, USA||Challenger||Hard||Marc Polmans||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||16–6||Feb 2019||Launceston, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Lorenzo Giustino||6–2, 6–2|
Doubles: 9 (6–3)
|Win||1–0||Jun 2015||Zimbabwe F1, Harare||Futures||Hard||Nicolaas Scholtz|| Evan King
|Win||2–0||Aug 2015||Egypt F27, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Cameron Silverman|| Milos Sekulic
|Loss||2–1||Dec 2015||Nigeria F3, Lagos||Futures||Hard||Karim-Mohamed Maamoun|| David Pel
Antal van der Duim
|Win||3–1||Dec 2015||Nigeria F4, Lagos||Futures||Hard||Karim-Mohamed Maamoun|| David Pel
Antal van der Duim
|Win||4–1||Oct 2016||Egypt F29, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Issam Haitham Taweel|| Conor Berg
Mitchell Thomas McDaniels
|Loss||4–2||Mar 2017||Egypt F9, Sharm El Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Nicolaas Scholtz|| Denys Molchanov
|Loss||4–3||Mar 2018||Portugal F5, Vilamoura||Futures||Hard||Fred Gil|| Francisco Cabral
|Win||5–3||Apr 2018||Anning, China||Challenger||Clay||Aliaksandr Bury|| Gong Maoxin
|Win||6–3||Jan 2019||Burnie, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Dudi Sela|| Mirza Bašić
|6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–8]|
Singles performance timeline
Current through the 2020 Astana Open.
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
Record against top 10 players
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[update]