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The Next John McEnroe

Is Ryan Harrison the future of American men's tennis?

Updated: August 29, 2011, 9:16 AM ET
By Reeves Wiedeman

Ryan Harrison, a 19-year-old American tennis prospect, met Novak Djokovic for the first time two weeks ago. It was the second round of the Western & Southern Open, in Cincinnati, and also the first time Harrison would face the world's no. 1-ranked player in a match. "The way I was raised, you can't really be satisfied until you're the best," Harrison told me. "I'm not gonna be happy until I can win Grand Slams and be no. 1 in the world."

The lights had just come on for the evening's prime ...

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