Rodney Harmon

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

Rodney Harmon
Rodney Harmon 2014.jpg
Harmon in 2014
Country (sports) United States
Born (1961-08-16) 16 August 1961 (age 59)
Richmond, Virginia
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Prize money$102,003
Career record34–42
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 56 (15 August 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1983)
US OpenQF (1982)
Career record14–19
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1985)
US Open3R (1983)

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 Rolf Gehring, Henrik Sundström, Scott Davis and 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.

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.

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

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (1 title)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Mar 1985 Lorraine Open, U.S. Hard (i)   Marcel Freeman   Jaroslav Navrátil
  Jonas Svensson
6–4, 7–6

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