79 Facts About Sam Querrey

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Samuel Austin Querrey is an American former professional tennis player.

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Sam Querrey reached a career-high singles ranking of world No 11 achieved on February 26,2018, and won ten ATP singles titles.

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Sam Querrey was a capable doubles player, with five ATP doubles titles and a career-high doubles ranking of No 23 achieved on May 17,2010.

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Sam Querrey has reached the semifinals of the Davis Cup three times with the United States team, in 2008,2012, and 2018.

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Sam Querrey was born in San Francisco and attended Thousand Oaks High School, graduating in 2006.

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Sam Querrey turned down a scholarship offer from the University of Southern California to turn pro.

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On June 11,2006, Sam Querrey became the first player to win a challenger event in his pro debut.

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Sam Querrey won his first-round match at the Indian Wells Masters tournament over Bobby Reynolds, before falling to James Blake in three sets.

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Sam Querrey defeated American Vince Spadea at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles.

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At the 2006 US Open, Sam Querrey received a wildcard and defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets, before falling to Gaston Gaudio in the second round.

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Sam Querrey defeated Jose Acasuso, the 27th seed, in the first round.

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Sam Querrey lost to No 9 seed James Blake, but made his top 50 debut at No 47 afterwards.

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In January 2008 at the Australian Open, Sam Querrey defeated Belgian Olivier Rochus in the first round.

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Sam Querrey lost in the third round to the eventual champion, Serbian Novak Djokovic.

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The next month, at the Monte-Carlo Masters, Sam Querrey reached the quarterfinals, defeating former French Open champion Carlos Moya, Andreas Seppi, and No 7 seeded Richard Gasquet.

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Sam Querrey played tennis for the USA at the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008.

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Sam Querrey was tapped to play for the US in the Davis Cup semifinals against Spain as a replacement for James Blake, who had withdrawn citing exhaustion.

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Sam Querrey participated in the 2009 Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand in January, where he was the sixth seed.

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Sam Querrey made it to the final, where he was defeated in straight sets by top-seed Juan Martin del Potro.

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Sam Querrey was seeded No 3 for the 2009 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, where he made his second final in as many tournaments.

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Sam Querrey defeated No 1 seeded Tommy Haas to advance to the final of the LA Tennis Open.

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Sam Querrey defeated qualifier Carsten Ball in the final for his only title of the year.

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Sam Querrey next played at the ATP Tour 500 event in Washington, where he lost to top seed Andy Roddick, in the round of 16.

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Sam Querrey played at the Cincinnati Masters losing in the third round to Lleyton Hewitt.

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Sam Querrey reached the final in New Haven, before losing to Fernando Verdasco.

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Sam Querrey's year was ended prematurely by a potentially career-threatening accident in which a glass table he was sitting on collapsed, impaling his arm and requiring emergency surgery; the location of injury just missed causing nerve damage, which could have ended his tennis career.

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Sam Querrey finished the year ranked a career-high No 25, and as the No 2 American behind Andy Roddick.

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Sam Querrey then reached the semifinals of the SAP Open, where he lost to Andy Roddick in singles.

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Sam Querrey then defeated Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals, and defeated fellow American John Isner, for the championship.

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Sam Querrey teamed with Isner in the doubles, where they won the championship; Sam Querrey became the first player to win the singles and doubles at Memphis simultaneously since 1981.

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At the BNP Paribas Open, Sam Querrey was seeded 17th and, after receiving a bye in the first round, then beat Jeremy Chardy in straight sets.

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

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Sam Querrey played in the 2010 Serbia Open and progressed to the final, where he faced Davis Cup teammate John Isner.

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Sam Querrey defeated Isner, for his second title of the year, and his first ATP title on clay.

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At the 2010 French Open, Sam Querrey was seeded 18th, but lost in the first round to fellow American Robby Ginepri in four sets.

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Sam Querrey withdrew from the doubles event, where he and Isner were the 12th seeds.

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Sam Querrey 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.

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Sam Querrey defended his title at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, winning a third-set tiebreaker in the quarterfinals against 2003 Australian Open finalist Rainer Schuttler, then defeating Janko Tipsarevic in the semifinals, to reach his fifth final of the year.

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Sam Querrey next played in Washington, where he lost in the first round to Janko Tipsarevic.

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Sam Querrey defeated Bradley Klahn in four sets, then defeated Marcel Granollers and 14th seed Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to reach the fourth round, tying his previous best result in any Grand Slam.

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Sam Querrey reached the quarterfinals of two tournaments, both ATP 500 series.

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Sam Querrey was eliminated in the second round of the 2011 French Open by Ivan Ljubicic, and did not play at Wimbledon or the US Open, due to an elbow injury that required surgery.

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Ar the Australian Open, Sam Querrey made it to the second round, where he was defeated by Bernard Tomic in four sets.

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Sam Querrey reached the semifinals of the Aegon Championships, losing to Marin Cilic.

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Sam Querrey progressed to the third round of Wimbledon, only to lose to Cilic.

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At the Farmers Classic, Sam Querrey defeated Ricardas Berankis for his third Los Angeles title in four years.

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Sam Querrey then went on to making the third round at the US Open, losing to Tomas Berdych.

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Sam Querrey exited in the fourth round of Indian Wells and Miami, losing to Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych, respectively.

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Sam Querrey was eliminated in the first round in Madrid, Rome, and Wimbledon.

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Sam Querrey did not have a good summer on the North American hard-court swing and consequently slipped out of the top 20, ceding his place as top American player to his friend John Isner.

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Year was not very successful, since Sam Querrey failed to make a single final for the first time since 2011.

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Sam Querrey struggled early in 2014, being eliminated in the first round in Brisbane and Sydney.

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Sam Querrey made it into the second round in Indian Wells and Miami, losing to Andreas Seppi and Nicolas Almagro, respectively.

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Sam Querrey had his best showing of the year thus far in Houston, where he made the semifinals of the clay-court event.

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Sam Querrey failed to qualify in Rome and Nice, continuing his frustrating year.

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Sam Querrey lost his first match in the second round in Nice to Albert Montanes.

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Sam Querrey's form picked up at the Queen's Club grass tournament, where he defeated Jeremy Chardy and Denis Kudla in the first two rounds.

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Sam Querrey lost in the third round to eventual semifinalist Stanislas Wawrinka.

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Sam Querrey made it to the semifinals of the Aegon International in Eastbourne, England, but fell to eventual champion Feliciano Lopez.

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Sam Querrey reached his first singles final for three years at the US Men's Clay Court Championships, where he was beaten by compatriot Jack Sock.

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Sam Querrey then reached the final of the Nottingham Open, where he lost to Uzbek Denis Istomin.

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The following week, Sam Querrey reached the final at Delray Beach, where he defeated American Rajeev Ram to win his first ATP title since 2012 and return to the Top 50 of the world rankings.

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At Wimbledon, Sam Querrey faced Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round while his opponent was holding all four majors.

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Sam Querrey then continued his successful run by defeating Nicolas Mahut to become the first American man to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam since John Isner and Andy Roddick did so at the 2011 US Open.

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Sam Querrey then entered the 2016 US Open but lost to Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic in the first round.

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Sam Querrey opened 2017 in Brisbane where he fell in a Round of 32 match to Diego Schwartzman.

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Sam Querrey then won his first two matches in the first major of the season before falling in straight sets to No 1 Andy Murray.

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Sam Querrey then competed at Delray Beach where he fell in the quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets.

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At Wimbledon, Sam Querrey defeated Murray in five sets to earn a spot in his first semi-final at Wimbledon.

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Sam Querrey made the quarterfinals of the 2018 Indian Wells Masters and the finals of the 2018 New York Open and the 2019 Eastbourne International.

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Sam Querrey finished the year ranked outside the top 100 at No 108.

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Sam Querrey was regarded as one of the best servers on the tour.

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Sam Querrey last played with the Babolat AeroPro Drive GT Racquet after switching from Prince.

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Sam Querrey wore Adidas apparel and shoes until the end of the 2009 season.

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In February 2012, Sam Querrey announced that he will be joining the Babolat team and playing with their Aeropro Drive GT Plus racket.

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Sam Querrey played seven seasons of World TeamTennis, making his debut in 2009 with the St Louis Aces.

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Sam Querrey then played for the Sacramento Capitals in 2012 and 2013, the Washington Kastles in 2015 and 2017, the Orange County Breakers in 2018, and the Vegas Rollers for their inaugural season in 2019.

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Sam Querrey has one WTT Championship from his time with the Kastles in 2015.

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Sam Querrey played with the Vegas Rollers during the 2020 WTT season.

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