After his 2nd round straight sets win against Viktor Troicki at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open, Ryan Harrison was asked about the improvement in his physical fitness and here is a funny little story that he told:
I actually hate broccoli, and I was sitting there with my coach at dinner two, three nights ago, the night before I played Cipolla, and he started laughing. He said, "If you eat that broccoli you're going to win."
I was like, "You promise?" He was like, "Yeah." So I age it, I played a great match, and so then I ate broccoli again last night. Looks like I'm going to be eating it for a while until things don't go well.
It's unfortunate I have to eat it, but I'll take the W.
He might be eating broccoli, but he is not ready to go the Novak Djokovic route yet and go gluten free:
I'm not as crazy as Novak yet. And that's a joke, by the way. He's obviously doing it for a good reason. He's made the commitment, and that's obviously paid off for him being able to play a high level of tennis for six hours, which is unheard of before.
I'm working my way toward that sort of thing. But, you know, I still like my good foods, and I'll eat something to treat myself every now and again.
Maybe I should start eating broccoli too! More photos of Ryan in his presser below.