Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Querrey finally reaches Indian Wells quarters

   Sam Querrey reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells for the first time in 13 appearances today.
   The San Francisco native, seeded 18th, dispatched 36-year-old Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez, seeded 28th, 6-3, 6-4 in 66 minutes in the BNP Paribas Open.
   The 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Querrey pounded 14 aces, committed only one double fault and won 80 percent of the points on his first serve (24 of 30). He faced only one break point, which he lost.
   Querrey will play 32nd-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada on Friday. Raonic, the 2016 BNP runner-up to Novak Djokovic, advanced when 32-year-old qualifier Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus withdrew because of an illness. Querrey and Raonic have split their four matches.
   Querrey also is in the doubles quarterfinals with Gilles Muller, a 34-year-old left-hander from Luxembourg.
   In a late men's doubles quarterfinal, seventh-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan beat unseeded Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 7-5, 6-1.
   The Bryan twins, former Stanford stars who will turn 40 next month, have won two Indian Wells titles (2013 and 2014).

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