Sam Querrey won the LA Tennis Open on Sunday, beating No. 205 ranked qualifier, Carsten Ball, in three sets: 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. It was his third final in about as many weeks and Querrey’s first ATP title since he won his first in Las Vegas last March.
Now that Sam’s the US Open Series leader, he seems to have an eye on that $1 million in bonus prize money: “If I keep playing like I am playing now hopefully I have a shot at the US Open. You don’t want to think if I do everything perfect maybe I can get to round 16. You want to think you can win it.”
Sam’s playing great tennis right now, but he’ll have to raise it to another level in Montreal and Cincinnati, where the Big Boys (including guys who aren’t 6’5″) will be ready to play. He’s also signed on to play the next four weeks of the Series – D.C., Montreal, Cincinnati, and New Haven. He’ll need to pace himself to be in best-of-five shape in NYC.
And his Samurai better save their vocal chords.