Houston we have a problem: only title for Sweeting in 2011


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Houston we have a problem: only title for Sweeting in 2011

He made his professional debut at the 2006 United States Open, where he reached the second round after beating Guillermo Coria in the first round (the Argentine retired in the first set). He reached his best ranking (64) on September 12, 2011 and did not pass the second round in any of the four Grand Slams.

However, Ryan Sweeting has a story. Rich but short. As to tell his children that he is an ATP champion.

Just as the Houston tournament is a rarity for being a dust in the United States, it was not surprising that the winner in 2011 was Sweeting himself in his first and only professional final.

The name is not at all familiar. In April of that prolific year, he tied victories against names such as Tim Smyczek, Sam Querrey, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Ivo Karlovic and none other than Kei Nishikori in the grand final. A dream tournament that became a rarity as he then wandered between first, second rounds and challengers.

In August 2015, at age 28, he announced on his personal Facebook that he was retiring from professional tennis. “A bittersweet day for me, but I am excited and delighted to retire from tennis. A sport that has given me so much in the last 20 years and that has made me the person I am now. It gave me moments and memories that I will have in my heart forever and I will never forget. I am sad to close this chapter, but very happy and excited to start the next one. ”


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