Results like this always make me happy.
Why? This is a classic example of a mediocre boring player with a huge serve beating a far more talented shotmaker with a small serve. It's bad for the game
But the good thing is, despite the loss, Jarkko seems very positive going into the USO.
from Jarkko's blog:
"I lost against Querrey 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(10). It was a pretty good match from me. I lost only one service game in the first set, otherwise I held all of them. I was controlling the game really well from the baseline but even though I was a clearly better player from the baseline, I couldn't break him because he started to serve a lot better after the first set.
I didn't play well in the second set tie-break but I raised my level again to the third. In the end I had a 6-3 lead in the tie-break, then Querrey served twice a good first serve + hit a risky drop shot in the other point. After that I hit a good first serve, played serve and volley but hit the volley long. From 6-6 it was bad quality from both, I had one more match point in his serve but I did a same mistake than in all the last points after 6-6... when I saw that Querrey is extremely tired, I stopped hitting hard, I started just to move him but at the same time there wasn't any pace in my shots anymore. That's why some balls were flying long and some I missed.
It would have been nice to win this match of course but at least I got a lot of match play again which I needed. Now I'll look forward to US Open. I have a couple of matches under my belt, I can play 100% and it seems that my game is getting better every week, at least that has been the case in last 3 weeks. New York, here I come!"