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Querrey Solves The Tomic Puzzle In ‘s-Hertogenbosch

By Scoop Malinowski

Sam Querrey is facing a career crisis as he has a load of ATP rankings points to defend over the next month on the grass court circuit and this weekend he managed a crucial victory over a tricky adversary he had never beaten before.

In the first round of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands qualies, Querrey, age 34 and ranked 107, drew Bernard Tomic, also desperately fighting to save his career at age 29 and a ranking of 431.

Tomic had beaten Querrey in all three of their previous meetings:

2012 AO 36 63 76 63

2013 Wimbledon 76 76 36 26 63

2015 Brisbane 75 76.

Querrey and Tomic are fighting for ATP survival. Querrey is 2-5 on the year in ATP (2-8 overall) but he has to defend his points from semis at Stuttgart last year and finals of Mallorca and a first round points from a 2021 Wimbledon first round win vs Carreno Busta. If he can’t defend these points, Querrey will not have a ranking because he did not win a match after Wimbledon last year (lost six first rounds).

So Querrey faced Tomic with all this pressure in his mind and still prevailed 64 64 and then he won his second round qualies match in three sets vs Pierre Hugues Herbert. The former Wimbledon semifinalist who holds a win vs Djokovic at Wimbledon is now in the main draw of ‘s-Hertogenbosch but the draw has not yet been revised to name his first round opponent, who could be either Duckworth, Rijthoven, Mannarino or Haase.

Querrey has won ten ATP singles titles in his career and over $13m in career earnings.

Tomic will have to go back to the minor leagues of pro tennis unless he can continue to obtain wildcards into qualies of ATP tournaments as he did in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Tomic has a 2-6 match record this year and is currently coached by his sister “Sara Tomic” according to the ATP site.

Tomic has won four ATP singles titles in his career and over $6m in prize earnings.

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  • Scoop Malinowski · June 7, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Incredibly, Querrey draws Robin Haase in the first round main draw and wins 63 62 but the stunning part is Querrey and Haase are 34 and 35, same age, but they had never played before this was their first ATP singles match on any level. Next for Sam is Nakashima.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 9, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Nakashima delivers death blow to QBall career today 76 76.

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 10, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Bob Costas called Arthur Ashe the most thoughtful person he ever interviewed. Also high praise for John McEnroe.



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