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Sam Querrey biography

Date of birth : 1987-07-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-25
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, Australian Open

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Sam Querrey is a professional American tennis player from Thousand Oaks, California currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CAREER:

As of August 2010, he is the fourth-highest ranked American. His career high rank was #17, achieved on January 31, 2011. His height allows him to play with a strong serve and forehand. Querrey holds the record for most consecutive service aces since the ATP began keeping records of those statistics, with 10 in a 2007 match against James Blake. His regular doubles partner is fellow American John Isner.

Singles Titles

2010: Los Angeles, London / Queen's Club, Belgrade, Memphis
2009: Los Angeles
2008: Las Vegas

Doubles Titles
2010: Memphis, San Jose

2010:
Although seeded at the Australian Open, Querrey lost in the first round to 2003 Australian Open finalist Rainer Schüttler. Querrey then reached the semifinals of the SAP Open where he lost to Andy Roddick 6–2 6–7(5) 6–7(4) in singles. However, Querrey teamed with Mardy Fish to win the doubles title.

Querrey's next tournament was the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, where he was seeded eighth. He avenged his loss the previous week in San Jose by defeating defending champion Roddick in the quarterfinals 7–5, 3–6, 6–1 to improve his career record against Roddick to 2–4. He then defeated Ernest Gulbis in the semifinals 6–3, 6–4, and defeated fellow American John Isner 6–7(3), 7–6(5), 6–3 for the championship. Querrey also teamed with Isner in the doubles, where they won the championship; Querrey became the first player to win the singles and doubles at Memphis simultaneously since 1981. At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, he lost in the first round against Fernando González in three tough sets 4–6, 6–3, 6–7(2).

Querrey and Isner were selected to play singles for the United States Davis Cup Team against Serbia on indoor clay in March 2010. After losing to Novak Djokovic in four sets, Querrey managed to beat Viktor Troicki in straight sets in the dead rubber fifth match.

At the BNP Paribas Open, Querrey was seeded 17th and after receiving a bye in the first round, beat Jérémy Chardy in straight sets. In the third round, he was beaten by doubles partner John Isner in straight sets. At the Sony Ericsson Open, seeded 21st this time, after receiving a bye in the first round, lost to Jérémy Chardy in three sets.

In April he played at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. After receiving a bye in the first round, he beat Blaž Kavčič in straight sets in the second round and in the quarter-final, beat Nicolás Massú in three sets. In the semi-finals, he withstood a fightback from Wayne Odesnik to reach his eighth final on the ATP World Tour. He lost to Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela in the final.

He reached the doubles final with John Isner at the 2010 Rome Masters but lost to Davis Cup teammates Bob and Mike Bryan.

Querrey played in the 2010 Serbia Open and progressed to the final where he faced Davis Cup teammate John Isner. Querrey defeated Isner 3–6, 7–6(4), 6–4 for his second title of the year, and his first ATP title on clay.

At the 2010 French Open, Querrey was seeded 18th, but lost in the first round to fellow American Robby Ginepri in four sets. Disheartened by the loss, he withdrew from the doubles event, where he and Isner were the 12th seeds.

In the Queens Club in London, Querry beat fellow American Mardy Fish in straight sets 7–6 7–5 in the final of the AEGON Championships. The victory made him the first American to win the tournament since Andy Roddick, joining multiple Grand Slam champions Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors as winners of this event. The victory gave Querrey his third title of the season, making him the only player besides Nadal to win at least three titles, and made Querrey the first player in 2010 to win titles on three different surfaces. This was Querrey's first ATP tour title on grass.

Despite being ranked no. 21 in the world at the time, Querrey was seeded #18 at Wimbledon due to his Queen's Club result. He was entered in the doubles with Isner, where they were the 12th seeds, but the partners agreed to forfeit after Isner played the longest tennis match in history. In the singles, Querrey defeated 2002 Wimbledon semifinalist Xavier Malisse in five sets to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time where he lost to Andy Murray, dropping his record against Murray to 0-4, having never won a set in their meetings.

Querrey defended his title at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, surviving a third set tiebreaker in the quarterfinals against 2003 Australian Open finalist Rainer Schüttler, then defeating Janko Tipsarević in the semifinals 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-4 after being down a match point in the second set, 5-1 in the second set tiebreaker, and 2-0 in the third set to reach his fifth final of the year. In the final, Querrey faced world #4 and 2010 Australian Open finalist Andy Murray in a rematch of their Wimbledon meeting. Querrey survived being match point down at 5-4 in the second set to defeat Murray in the final, 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-3. This was his first victory over Murray in five meetings and his first successful title defense, making him the first man since Andre Agassi to win two consecutive titles at this tournament.

Following his victory in Los Angeles, Querrey next played in Washington, where he lost in the first round to Tipsarevic. During his time in Washington, he along with Bob and Mike Bryan conducted a tennis clinic for children, where they unexpectedly met president Barack Obama.

After early losses in the Canada Masters and the Cincinnati Masters, Querrey entered the 2010 US Open ranked #22 and seeded #20. He defeated Bradley Klahn in four sets, then defeated Marcel Granollers and 14th seed Nicolás Almagro in straight sets to reach the fourth round, tying his previous best result in any Grand Slam. In the fourth round, he lost to 25th seed Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; the loss ensured that for the second consecutive year, no American man would make the quarterfinals of the US Open.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Sam Austin Querrey
Began playing tennis at age four when introduced by his mother, Chris, is a housewife
Father, Mike, is a mortgage banker and was drafted by Detroit Tigers but chose to play college baseball instead
Has one younger sister Ellen, who is an outstanding volleyball player at Thousand Oaks High School
Had a full scholarship offer to play at Univ. of Southern California before deciding to turn pro in June 2006
Hobbies include playing basketball, table tennis and golf
As a junior, reached QF at US Open juniors in 2004 and Roland Garros juniors in 2005
Also won back-to-back junior hard court titles at USTA Spring Championships and Easter Bowl in April 2005
A Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) fan
Favorite surface is hard courts and considers serve and forehand his strength
Practice partner for US Davis Cup team in 2005-07 before making debut in 2008
Hit two home runs in batting practice on Mar. 29, 2008 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami.

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