Sam Querrey wins Double title at Memphis tournament

2010 Cellular South Cup
By Ricky, February 23rd, 2010

Sam Querrey won the Memphis tournament beating his friend John Isner 6-7(3-7), 7-6(7-5), 6-3. Querrey came back from 2-5 down in the second set tie break as well. The players who are Davis cup team mates and doubles partners at this event battled hard before Querrey won.

Twenty two year old Querrey earned $261,500 and 500 ATP Rankings points as the winner of the ATP 500 indoor tournament while runner up Isner won $121,600 and 300 points.

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This was the tallest ATP tour final in history and featured two players with big serves. Querrey who had started the year badly with three consecutive first round losses showed improved form reaching semi final last week at San Jose.

The first set saw both the players having an easy time on their serves before Querrey faced two set points at 4-5 down on his serve. He saved both chances continuing his good record facing breakpoints in matches played in this tournament.

Isner who had earlier won his maiden title at Auckland this year won the tie break with only one mini break.

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Down 2-5 in the second set tie-break, Querrey reeled off 5 points in a row to win the tie break and the set. The momentum looked like it had shifted to Querrey as he got an early break of serve in the third set when Isner dumped an easy backhand volley into the net.

Soon after crossing swords for the singles title at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, the two American finalists  Isner and Querrey teamed up to clinch the doubles title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over the pairing of Jordan Kerr and Ross Hutchins.

Sam Querrey is the first person to perform the “Double” at Memphis since Gene Mayer in 1981. He became the second player after Michael Llodra to win the double in 2010.


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