Querrey Battles Into Last Four In Houston
NEWS SOURCE: ATP News
Eighth seed Sam Querrey inched closer to a third final at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston. The American marched into the semi-finals on Friday, saving two set points in the opening set and another in the second set to defeat Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6(6), 7-6(4).
In a match with no service breaks, Querrey let a 4/1 lead slip and dropped five straight points in the first-set tiebreak, but rallied from 4/6 to win the next four points. He then saved a set point on his serve at 4-5 in the second set before eventually prevailing in one hour and 48 minutes.
The two-time Houston finalist (2010, 2015) is through to the last four without dropping a set. He also reached the semi-finals this February at the New York Open (l. to Schnur). Querrey also evened his FedEx ATP Head2Head series with Tipsarevic at 4-4 after losing their three previous matches.
Querrey will now play Christian Garin after the Chilean comfortably defeated Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen 6-3, 6-2. Garin saved five match points in his second-round win over second seed Jeremy Chardy of France. He reached his first ATP Tour singles final last month at the Brasil Open (l. to Pella).
POSTED ON April 12, 2019