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Sam's 2013 Season

01-05-2013, 05:08 PM

(1)David Ferrer (ESP) bye
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)
Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
David Goffin (BEL) vs (8)Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)

(3)Tommy Haas (GER) bye
Robin Haase (NED) vs (q)
(q) vs (WC)Gael Monfils (FRA)
(q) vs (6)Jurgen Melzer (AUT)

(5)Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs Brian Baker (USA)
(q) vs (WC)Daniel King-Turner (NZL)
(WC)Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Albert Ramos (ESP)
(4)Sam Querrey (USA) bye

(7)Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Go Soeda (JPN) vs Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Alejandro Falla (COL) vs Grega Zemlja (SLO)
(2)Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bye

Dead Net Cord
01-08-2013, 04:01 PM
The last time Sam won the first match of the season was in 2008.

Nice draw ;)

01-09-2013, 01:15 AM
5&3 over Rochus

01-11-2013, 12:01 AM
Sam's section of the draw, not a very good one. Good luck.

01-14-2013, 08:57 PM
He moves on to face 20th seed Sam Querrey, who is the top-ranked U.S. player here because of Isner's absence. It's the first time Querrey has carried that mantle in a Grand Slam event, but he'd rather not look at things that way.

"I don't feel like I am,'' said Querrey, who dropped a first-set tiebreak to Spanish qualifier Daniel Munoz-De La Nava but played efficiently thereafter and smacked 27 aces in a 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 victory. "I feel like the No. 2 American even though John's not here, which is unfortunate. I haven't even thought about it; everyone keeps asking me about it, but it's a complete nonissue.

"I mean, Serena is probably the real leader,'' he added. "I guess on the men's side, a lot of the younger guys are here, so I guess so, a little bit. … I'm just doing the best I can. I'm cheering for the other guys and they're cheering for me, so we're all in it together, but I don't feel like too much of a leader.''

That togetherness will have to be suspended in the second round. Querrey and Baker have gotten to know each other fairly well off the court, but they've played only once before, last year in a Challenger-level tournament on clay where Querrey won in three sets. "We haven't hit too much, so it'll be a little bit of a new scenario,'' Querrey said. "I'm just going to try to keep serving well and dominate with my forehand, and hopefully that's enough to get by him.''..

01-31-2013, 09:12 PM
Isner back in the frame for USA (


R1: Sam Querrey (USA) v Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
R2: John Isner (USA) v Thiago Alves (BRA)

R3: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan (USA) v Marcelo Melo/ Bruno Soares (BRA)

R4: John Isner (USA) v Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
R5: Sam Querrey (USA) v Thiago Alves (BRA)


02-01-2013, 09:58 PM
Sam def. Belluci 63 64 64 to give USA the first point. Well done Sam.

02-03-2013, 09:08 PM
If Sam loses to Alves, I don't know what to say :tape:

02-03-2013, 10:36 PM
Sam is gonna choke isn't he :facepalm:

02-03-2013, 10:56 PM
R5: Sam Querrey (USA) d. Thiago Alves (BRA) 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3)

USA def. Brazil 3-2 to advance to the quarterfinal against Serbia

02-09-2013, 01:20 PM
San Jose

(1)Milos Raonic (CAN) bye
Michael Russell (USA) vs (q)
Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Ryan Harrison (USA)
(q) vs (6)Denis Istomin (UZB)

(3)Sam Querrey (USA) bye
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs Alejandro Falla (COL)
(WC)Jack Sock (USA) vs (7)Marinko Matosevic (AUS)

(5)Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs (q)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs (WC)Steve Johnson (USA)
Jesse Levine (CAN) vs (WC)Bradley Klahn (USA)
(4)Tommy Haas (GER) bye

(8)Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Go Soeda (JPN)
Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs (q)
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)
(2)John Isner (USA) bye

02-15-2013, 02:44 AM
Beat Lleyton Hewitt 76(6) 16 76(4), Lleyton double faulted twice in the 3rd set tiebreak including one on matchpoint. Gets Falla in the quarterfinal.

02-16-2013, 03:25 PM
Good to hear that Sam saved MP to win in 3 sets (will play Falla again...1st round of Memphis). Up next is Raonic, good luck.

02-17-2013, 12:22 AM
Lost 4&2. Didn't watch it, usually try to avoid two big servers.

02-19-2013, 09:28 PM
63 63 over Falla, Soeda or Matosevic next.

Full draw:

02-22-2013, 11:10 PM
Delray Beach

John Isner [1] - Jesse Levine
Marinko Matosevic - Go Soeda
Yen-Hsun Lu - Qualifier/SE
Kevin Anderson [6] - Qualifier/SE

Kei Nishikori [4] - Ivo Karlovic
Flacio Cipolla - Edouard Roger-Vasselin
Jack Sock [WC] - Qualifier/SE
Feliciano Lopez [7] - Bjorn Phau

Xavier Malisse [8] - Alejandro Falla
Ryan Harrison - Qualifier/SE
James Blake [WC] - Qualifier/SE
Sam Querrey [3] - Michael Russell

Alexandr Dolgopolov [5] - Ivan Dodig
Evgeny Donskoy - Steve Darcis
Denis Istomin - Benjamin Becker
Toomy Haas [2] - Igor Sijsling

02-26-2013, 01:29 AM
won 6-2 2-2 ret.

02-28-2013, 09:00 PM
what a choke

03-05-2013, 10:59 PM
1st round bye in IW and then Sock/qualifier, then Matosevic/Robredo/Monaco.

03-13-2013, 02:46 AM
Sam barely survived Matosevic and will get Djokovic next, so this is where his run ends.

03-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Yesterday's presser:

03-18-2013, 08:43 PM
Miami: 1st round bye, then Kubot/Qualifier. Good luck.

Full Draw:

03-24-2013, 01:53 AM
Def. Kubot 46 63 63

Miami's presser:

04-06-2013, 01:33 AM
Davis Cup

def. Troicki 76 36 46 61 64

Wish he would play more more aggressive like in the final set more often. Well done Sam :)

04-11-2013, 05:11 PM
Sam Querrey withdraws from Houston with an injury from twitter

04-11-2013, 09:58 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Fourth-seeded Sam Querry withdrew from the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship before his first-round match Thursday because of a strained right pectoral muscle.

Querry, the top ranked American at No. 20 in the world, was about to play wild card Rhyne Williams of the United States when he decided to withdraw.

"When I was warming up today I went hard to test it and if I had one more day or maybe two, I think it would be good," Querry said. "It's just extreme fatigue in my pec and when I go up to serve and on forehands it catches it and it's achy and painful and I just don't want to tear it."

Querry won't play again for three weeks and doesn't anticipate an extended layoff.

"Because it's gotten so much better since Monday I think it three days it will be almost 100 percent," Querry said. "I've got three weeks to get healthy and back on the clay."

Querry said his next event will be in Madrid.

05-03-2013, 09:31 PM

First round against Janowicz, then Berdych.

05-12-2013, 03:47 AM
Rome's Masters

(1)Novak Djokovic (SRB) bye
Martin Klizan (SVK) vs (q)
(WC)Matteo Viola (ITA) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
(15)Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs (q)

(11)Marin Cilic (CRO) vs (q)
Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Denis Istomin (UZB) vs John Isner (USA)
(6)Tomas Berdych (CZE) bye

(4)David Ferrer (ESP) bye
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Albert Ramos (ESP) vs (q)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs (14)Milos Raonic (CAN)

(10)Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs (q)
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
(5)Rafael Nadal (ESP) bye

(7)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs (q)
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs (12)Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

(16)Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs (WC)Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
(3)Andy Murray (GBR) bye

(8)Jo Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bye
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs (q)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Sam Querrey (USA) vs (9)Richard Gasquet (FRA)

(13)Tommy Haas (GER) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
(WC)Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Gilles Simon (FRA)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs (WC)Potito Starace (ITA)
(2)Roger Federer (SUI) bye

Tough draw :unsure: Good luck.

05-12-2013, 02:00 PM
Lost 62 76(8)

05-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Nice Draw:

Sam is seeded 3rd and has a bye, then a qualifier, then REV/Falla/Berankis/Istomin in his quarter.

05-24-2013, 08:46 PM
Sam's quarter at RG

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6] - Aljaz Bedene (SLO)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) - Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) - Gilles Muller (LUX)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) [25] - Benjamin Becker (GER)

Juan Monaco (ARG) [17] - Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) - James Blake (USA)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) - Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [WC]
Marin Cilic (CRO) [10] - Philipp Petzschner (GER)

Gilles Simon (FRA) [15] - Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) [WC] - Pablo Cuevas (URU)
Jan Hajek (CZE) - Denis Kudla [Q]
Sam Querrey (USA) [18] - Lukas Lacko (SVK)

Julien Benneteau (FRA) [30] - Ricardas Berankis (LTU)
Tobias Kamke (GER) - Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
Somdev Devvarman [Q] - Daniel Munoz-De La Nava [Q]
Roger Federer (SUI) [2] - Pablo Carreno-Busta [Q]

Good luck.

05-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Sam will play Gilles Simon in the 3rd round. Good luck.

05-30-2013, 10:11 PM
2nd round interview:

06-01-2013, 12:04 AM

Sam Querrey, the highest-ranked American man at No. 20 and the 18th seed at the French Open, fell in the third round Friday in five fleet sets to local favorite Gilles Simon of France, 2-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Though it was a five-set match on clay, the pace of play was quick; Simon claimed victory in just 2 hours 53 minutes.

Though he lost, Querrey played some of the most impressive clay court tennis of his career, and actually won one more total point than Simon.

“I think he plays unbelievably well,” Simon said in his French press conference. “He plays really well. He played even better than me. For two sets and a half, he was really leading.”

Querrey, who has often previously succumbed to patches of hangdog mopeyness, kept his energy level high throughout the match, and never looked at all disengaged even when the match was trending away from him.

“”He played better than me,” Simon reiterated. “He was serving hard. He hit well on the forehand. He never missed a backhand.”

Simon admitted frustration at Querrey’s clean play, especially early in the match. In the first set, Querrey hit 14 winners to just two by Simon.

“At some stage, when the guy’s playing really well, he’s hitting really hard and he’s playing well, very close to the lines, I think this is not going to last for very long,” said Simon. “I can’t just admire him and say, This is great. I think, no, sometimes he’s going to miss. And then I start saying stupid things. And I say to them, ‘hey, you can miss a ball now and again.’”

But after Querrey went up a break for 2-0 to start the fourth set, the opportunistic Simon gained a foothold, and immediately gained the break back. in the fourth set when his opponent’s level briefly dipped, Querrey went up a break for 2-0 but then quickly gave a break back.

“It was simply above my normal level of play,” Simon said of the match. I had a second good moment when again I gave it all, and he gave me no other option, anyway. So I’m very happy that I won this match. For me it’s a big victory.”

Querrey’s loss leaves John Isner as the final American man remaining in the tournament. Isner reached the third round Friday with a dramatic five-set match of his own, coming back to beat fellow American Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-1, 8-6. If Isner wins his third-round match over Tommy Haas, he will re-enter the Top 20 and regain the mantle of the top American.

06-08-2013, 04:45 PM
Queen's Draw:

Has a bye in the first round, then Bedene/Mathieu and possibly Hewitt and Dimitrov.

06-19-2013, 09:00 PM
Sam def. Gasquet in the Boodles Exho, for more info:


06-21-2013, 08:33 PM

Richard Gasquet [9] - Marcel Granollers
Andreas Haider-Maurer - Go Soeda [Q]
James Blake - Thiemo De Bakker
Sam Querrey [21] - Bernard Tomic

06-22-2013, 11:32 AM
I managed to get a quick interview with Sam this week. He talked about what it's like to be a big guy playing on grass and a few other things:

Hope you find it interesting!

07-07-2013, 12:00 AM
Newport R1: Tim Smyczek

Full draw:

07-27-2013, 01:31 AM

(11) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) Bye
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA)
Denis Istomin (UZB) vs. Santiago Giraldo (COL)
(6) Sam Querrey (USA) Bye

08-06-2013, 08:07 AM
Anyone know why he's not playing Montreal?

08-12-2013, 08:45 PM
What a disastrous summer hardcourt season...

Dead Net Cord
08-13-2013, 10:19 AM
Yeah, I expected him to kind of peak at this time of the season.

08-22-2013, 09:13 PM
In the quarterfinal of WSO.


FEDERER, Roger SUI [7] - ZEMLJA, Grega SLO
PELLA, Guido ARG - QUERREY, Sam USA [26]

Dead Net Cord
08-22-2013, 09:44 PM
Making it to R3 is a must.

08-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Lost in 3 to Melzer in the semifinal of WSO.

Dead Net Cord
08-24-2013, 08:40 AM
He defended the points from last year but he's going to fall out of TOP 30 on Monday.