Sam Querrey has a total of 14 titles; 10 in singles and 5 in doubles. His most recent title being at the Los Cabos Open. 2017 was by far his most prolific year on tour since he debuted as a professional.
The Association of Professional Tennis Players stipulated that after over 10 years of competing, so far, his best results had been in 2010 where he managed to rise to a career high ranking of 17 in the world. However, 2017 was a turning point for Querrey’s career, who is currently one of the best Americans on the circuit.
His recent achievements have helped him climb up the rankings to get closer to the Top 10 (now ranked 13th in the world). In the past 11 months, Querrey has won two titles, both in Mexico. First, he won the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis where he beat Rafael Nadal in the final; next, he defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Los Cabos Open.
Sam also improved his performance on one of the biggest stages of the season, notably in Wimbledon. In London, Querrey surprised many by reaching his first semifinal in a masterful way; he defeated world number one (at the time) and the two time Wimbledon champion: Andy Murray in a thrilling five set match. Querrey became the first player to win three consecutive five set matches at Wimbledon since Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in 2007.
After defeating Murray, Sam could not contain his excitement and expressed it to the media. “It was a big challenge. For me, it is my first semifinal. To beat Andy and to beat him at Wimbledon, made it even more special for me.”
After beating the best player in the world, the odds put the American as the favorite. But in the semifinals, Marin Cilic was responsible for beating him in four sets; ultimately ending his dream run at Wimbledon. Despite the defeat, he was still able to rise in the rankings.
So, 2017 now is the best year yet for Sam Querrey. He won the hearts of Mexicans and will look to continue to improve his game in 2018 to climb the ladder in the rankings and remain as one of the best players the circuit has.
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