TENNIS: QUERREY INVITED TO COMPETE IN U.S. OPEN T.O. GRAD GETS WILD-CARD ENTRY INTO PRESTIGIOUS MAJOR.Byline: ERIK BOAL Special to the Daily News
Sam Querrey Sam Querrey (born October 7, 1987 in San Francisco, California, United States) is a pro American tennis player from Thousand Oaks, California.
Many tennis experts have touted Querrey as America's next great talent, including Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe. has taken advantage of several wild-card entries this year to compete against some of the world's best players in ATP Masters Series The ATP Masters Series is a series of nine tennis tournaments that are part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, held annually throughout the year in Europe and North America. The tournaments are mandatory for the top male players on the professional circuit. events, even knocking off a few along the way.
But Querrey received the highest honor of his brief professional career when the USTA USTA United States Tennis Association
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After trips to Flushing Meadows, N.Y., the past two years to compete in the U.S. Open Junior Championsihps, the 18-year-old Querrey will finally get his opportunity to compete in the world's richest professional tennis event.
Along with Querrey, reigning USTA 18-under boys' national champion Donald Young of Atlanta earned his second consecutive wild-card berth into the main draw at the National Tennis Center. Young, the youngest of the seven recipients at 17, defeated Querrey 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-2 in last year's 18-under national final.
Scoville Jenkins (Atlanta), Alex Kuznetsov (Richboro, Pa.), Wayne Odesnik (Weston, Fla.), Phillip Simmonds (Reston, Va.) and Ryan Sweeting (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) were also selected.
Querrey, who won two ATP ATP: see adenosine triphosphate.
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He recently competed in the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Ohio, losing 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3 in Tuesday's opening-round match against Spain's Rafael Nadal, the world's No. 2-ranked player.
It was Querrey's fourth appearance in a U.S. Open Series event leading up to the year's final grand slam.
In his first two appearances at the RCA See RCA connector and video/TV history. Championships in Indianapolis and the Countrywide Classic at UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX , Querrey recorded first-round wins over Serbia and Montenegro's Janko Tipsarevic (No. 125) and American Vincent Spadea (No. 92).
Former Glendale High standout Robert Yim was one of nine American men who received wild cards into the men's qualifying draw, which begins Tuesday.
Thousand Oaks High graduate Sam Querrey has been granted a wild-card entry into the U.S. Open.
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