Ryan Sweeting Biography

(American Former Professional Tennis Player)

Birthday: July 14, 1987 (Cancer)

Born In: Nassau, The Bahamas

Ryan Sweeting is an American former tennis player. Sweeting was born in the Bahamas and raised in the USA.  He started playing competitive tennis as a teenager and made an impressive start in the junior circuit.  Making his professional debut in 2007, Sweeting played consistently and slowly inched his way up in the ATP world rankings. After eight years on the professional circuit, injuries started ailing him and he underwent surgery. Since then, Sweeting was unable to get back to professional tennis and his career as a tennis player ended.

Quick Facts

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Kaley Cuoco (m. 2013–2016)

mother: Cindy Sweeting

Born Country: Bahamas

Tennis Players American Men

Height: 6'5" (196 cm), 6'5" Males

Ancestry: Bahamian American

City: Nassau, Bahamas

More Facts

education: University Of Florida


Ryan Sweeting arrived on the professional tennis scene as a Junior champion, when he beat Jeremy Chardy to win the U.S Open Boy’s Singles Title in 2005. He did exceedingly well as a junior player and became world number 2 in the world junior rankings.

In 2006, while studying at the University of Florida, he played in the NCAA championships as part of the Florida Gators men’s tennis team. The same year, he debuted in the US Open and won the first round defeating Argentinian player Guillermo Coria.

From 2007 onwards, Ryan Sweeting turned fully professional and bagged four ProCircuit doubles titles. More success followed when he won his first singles ProCircuit title by winning the Rimouski Challenger in Canada in 2008. The wins earned him the 216th rank in the ATP World Rankings.

In 2009, Ryan Sweeting won the Dallas Challenger singles title. What was impressive about this win was that he didn’t drop a single set. In April the same year, he and his doubles partner, Jesse Levine, made it all the way up to the finals of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship at Houston where they were pitted against world no. 1 doubles players, Bob and Mike Bryan. Sweeting and his partner lost the game.

Ryan Sweeting won the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in 2011 in Houston. This was the only ATP World Tour singles title that he won. He clinched the title in straight sets playing Kel Nishikori of Japan. The win raised his ranking to an all-time career-high of 64.

Ryan Sweeting was a right-handed player and had a two-handed backhand. He served 390 aces in his professional tennis career. His earnings from his pro career have been $1,024,486.

Ryan Sweeting last played in 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. He lost to Mitchel Kruger in the game.

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Family & Personal Life

Ryan Sweeting was born in Nassau in the Bahamas on July 14, 1987. He grew up in Lauderdale, Florida. He pursued his higher studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Ryan Sweeting got engaged to actress, Kaley Cuoco, who is known for her role as Penny in The Big Bang Theory. The engagement was made even more eye-catching by the 6.5-carat diamond engagement ring that Sweeting bought for her. The couple got married in Santa Susana, California on December 31 2013, after dating for three months.

In 2014 Ryan Sweeting had to undergo back surgery due to his injuries. Around the same time, his marriage started disintegrating. The couple had different personalities that did not gel and Sweeting allegedly had developed an addiction to painkillers. Sweeting and Cuoco divorced in May 2015.

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