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Player to watch: Lloyd Harris

by Jonas Eriksson

I have just finished writing about Lorenzo Musetti, when another player to watch pops up: Lloyd Harris. From qualifying to ATP 500 final.

Lloyd Harris is 24 years old, is 6’4″ (193 cm) and centers a strong baseline game around a big serve. He has so far hit 71 aces in Dubai before he plays (another player to watch) Aslan Karatsev for the title. On the way to the final, Harris has defeated players like Thiem and Shapovalov. Harris has qualified, which means he has already won seven matches in Dubai.

“This week, I have really found my game. I have found the way I want to be playing,” said Harris. “There are still some tweaks I want to [make] and a lot of things to improve still, so I am looking forward to the work that lies ahead after a tournament like this. That is really exciting for me. I still want to improve on so many things and do it better, even though I am playing exceptional tennis.”

What racquet does Harris use?

Harris is yet another user of the Yonex Ezone 98. I am not sure which version he uses (most pros seems to use the DR version, such as Fucsovics for example), but he strings it with the Yonex Poly Tour Pro. It’s a common Ezone setup that so many players seem to like. The fanbase around the Ezone DR 98 is large, but there is also a bunch of players that complain about arm problems from that setup, so it’s not for everyone.

If you know more about Lloyd Harris’ racquet, please share in the comments below so we can get it right :) No matter what racquet specs he uses, Lloyd Harris is definitely a player to watch.

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Marco March 22, 2021 - 10:58

Big fan of Lloyd, beating Thiem and the inform shapo is quite the achievement! Pity he was gassed in the final, but Karatsev is amazing to watch when he’s hitting those massive ground strokes! As a South African I hope he can challenge for a major one day, but he is 24 already so maybe near his peak. Other next gen like shapo prob have more potential?

Brian March 27, 2021 - 15:04

I think he’s one of those players who’ll be a good solid pro who doesn’t do any one thing exceptionally well but he does everything well enough and at 24 years old he’s come at a time when the top 3 guys are closer to the end of their careers than the beginning. The current ‘ heirs apparent ‘ don’t have that week in week out consistency that makes them tough to beat the way the other guys were in their prime. So, if everything were to fall into place I can see him making the semis of a slam and once there, he has as much chance as the other guy.


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