The American professional tennis player hailing from parts of Nassau, Ryan Sweeting was born on July 14, 1987. The right-handed sportsperson emerged on the global tennis scene in the year 2005 when he claimed his first title, US Open Boys’ Singles Title, at the junior level. The 2007 Turned-pro Sweeting retired from the sport in 2015 at the age of 28.
Ryan Sweeting Biography
Sweeting was born in Nassau to his mother, Cindy. Showing great signs of athleticism from an early age, Sweeting’s mother enrolled him in a local tennis academy at a young age of six. However, witnessing a lack of opportunities in Nassau, Sweeting, at the age of 12, moved to Fort Lauderdale to live and train professionally in Florida. In 2006, Sweeting, having won the US Open Boys’ Singles Title a year back, claimed his identity as a US Citizen and enrolled in the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida on a sports scholarship.
An avid movie watcher and spearing enthusiast, Sweeting has been consistently in the papers with a publicly active personal life. Sweeting was engaged to The Big Bang Theory actress, Kaley Cuoco, in September 2013 after having dated each other for 3 months. The wedding was officiated on the New Year’s Eve of the same year in Santa Susana, California. In late September 2015, Kaley took to the press announcing the decision to file a divorce. In May 2016, the divorce terms were finalized by the court.
Emerging as one of the most promising talent scouts after beating French pro, Jeremy Chardy, to clinch the junior level US Open Boys’ Singles title in the year 2005, Sweeting had a steady career spanning 8 years as a pro in the ATP.
After excelling at the junior level, Sweeting enrolled into the University of Florida in 2006 where he was a key member of the Florida Gators Men’s Tennis squad in the National Collegiate Athletic Association competition. In the same year, Sweeting made his professional senior US Open debut at the age of 19.
He defeated Argentine pro, Guillermo Coria in his debut pro appearance with the final score of 3-2 (retd.). Facing Belgium’s Olivier Rochus in his second match, Sweeting lost after being 2-1 up on the score charts, ending his US Open run in the year 2006. He did not make the draw in any other events that year but, continued as the practice partner to the USA Davis Cup Men’s Tennis team.
Having turned professional in the year 2007, Sweeting clinched four Pro Circuit doubles titles in the span of one year. After a slow start to the year 2008 still without a singles’ title, Sweeting captured the Rimouski Challenger in November marking his maiden Singles’ Pro Circuit title to end with an ATP ranking of 216.
The 2009 year saw Sweeting win the Dallas Challenger Singles’ title with a clean sweep in February and finishing as a Doubles’ runner-up at the US Men’s Clay Court Championships in Texas.
After a long wait, Sweeting finally clinched his first and only ATP singles’ title in 2011 at the US Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
Ryan Sweeting, in his 8-year-long professional career, has clinched just the one ATP Singles’ title in 2011 ending his career with a Singles’ win percentage of 26.67% at Grand Slam events.
How much is Ryan Sweeting Net Worth in 2017
The Nassau born professional tennis player, Ryan Sweeting, is estimated to have a net worth of $2.5 Million US dollars as of 2017. In his professional career, Sweeting has earned match prize money amounting to $1,024,486.
Ryan Sweeting with a promising start to his junior year could not convert the talent to the senior level, resulting in a quiet and steady professional tennis career.