Rodney Harmon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Rodney Harmon
Rodney Harmon 2014.jpg
Harmon in 2014
Country United States
Born(1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 53)
Richmond, Virginia
Height6'2" (188 cm)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$102,003
Singles
Career record34–42
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 56 (15 August 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1983)
US OpenQF (1982)
Doubles
Career record14–19
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1985)
US Open3R (1983)
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Rodney Harmon
Rodney Harmon 2014.jpg
Harmon in 2014
Country United States
Born(1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 53)
Richmond, Virginia
Height6'2" (188 cm)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$102,003
Singles
Career record34–42
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 56 (15 August 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1983)
US OpenQF (1982)
Doubles
Career record14–19
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1985)
US Open3R (1983)

Rodney Harmon (born August 16, 1961 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former professional tennis player the ATP.

Perhaps Rodney's greatest result came at the 1982 U.S. Open, during his Grand Slam debut, when he got through to the quarterfinals overcoming Eliot Teltscher, seeded 8th, in an epic fifth set tiebreak. He lost to eventual champion Jimmy Connors in the quarterfinals. Harmon is featured on Tennis Channel's Tennis Channel Academy, where he stars in a 30-minute coaching show. There, commentator Tracy Austin revealed that Rodney made headlines when he became the lone coach of the American 2008 Beijing Olympics tennis team.

Rodney was only the second African-American man to have reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals, alongside legend Arthur Ashe until James Blake in 2005. He currently directs the men's tennis division in the United States Tennis Association, and has the privilege to witness the best young rising United States junior stars.

Rodney was named head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's tennis team on July 3, 2012.

External links[edit]