Atlanta Open: Ryan Harrison sees off Marinko Matosevic in three sets
Last Updated: 25/07/13 5:59pm
Ryan Harrison: ranking plunge of almost 100 places in last year
American Ryan Harrison cast off his recent poor form to earn a win over Marinko Matosevic at the hardcourt BB&T Atlanta Open.
Harrison, 21, has drifted from 43rd in the world 12 months ago to a current ranking of 132nd.
In the recent grasscourt season, he won just one main-draw match in five tournaments, so a 6-2 2-6 6-3 success over 73-ranked Australian Matosevic came as sweet relief.
In a battle between two American players awarded wildcards, Rhyne Williams served 16 aces as the 22-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee, beat 20-year-old Denis Kudla 7-5 6-4.