Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, August 10th, 2016.- Sam Querrey’s debut in Los Cabos wasn’t as expected. Santiago Giraldo got in the way of what, everyone thought, was going to be a succesfull run by Querrey. The match lasted an hour and twenty-three minutes and ended with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 score for the colombian.
Querrey had a bye for the first round and “head to head” statistics were in his favour, making him a strong candidate to take the win. Unforced errors and trouble with his serve made him had an early exit from the tournament.
“I had a great game, I felt comfortable on court. I knew he had to handle my serve and make the most of every opportunity with his serve in order to win. I am happy with the win. I am having a tough year with a lot of disappointments, but I feel physically ok and expecting the best”. said 28 year old Giraldo.
Querrey had a tough time from the fifth game on which in the end sent the setto a tibreak. For the second set, Giraldo, looked more comfortable and made his opponent look desperate, this led to a 6-3 win for him.
The first quartefinal bracquet has been decided. On Thursday, Giraldo will be facing Pablo Carreño Busta. Carreño had a comfortable win over the American Austin Krajicek with a 6-0, 6-3 score.
Julien Benneteau won in three against the Argentinian Horacio Zeballos. At the end of this round Bennateau will know who is going to be the next opponent. It can be Feliciano Lopez, first seeded of the tournament, or the American Reilly Opelka.
In doubles, David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco won against Robert Lindstedt and Aisam Ui-Haq Qureshi in an hour and twenty three minutes of match. To night the Spanish team will acknowledge if they will play against Nicholas Monroe and Artem Sitak, or Guillermo Garcia- Lopez and Horacio Zeballos.
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