2009 Finalist Sam Querrey Commits to Newport
Returning for his fourth appearance in Newport, where he was the 2009 finalist, Querrey joins an exciting player field which includes defending champion John Isner, Lleyton Hewitt, Milos Raonic, and Bob and Mike Bryan.
NEWPORT, R.I., April 30, 2012 - Sam Querrey, a six-time champion on the ATP World Tour, is the most recent player to commit to the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, which will be held July 9 - 15, 2012 on the historic grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Querrey, who has been ranked as high as world No. 17, has been steadily making a comeback this season after taking much of last year off due to injuries. Last week, he won the title at the Sarasota Open, and subsequently jumped 18 spots to No. 80 in the South African Airways ATP World Tour rankings.
This will be Querrey's fourth appearance in Newport, where he was a finalist in 2009. Querrey joins a growing field of popular American players returning to Newport this summer, including No. 1 American and defending champion John Isner and 11-time Grand Slam champions and world No. 1 doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan.
"It's great to see Sam getting his game back, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Newport," said Tournament Director Mark L. Stenning. "He's a nice addition to a very strong field for the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships this summer. The combination of Sam, John Isner, and the Bryans, along with Lleyton Hewitt and Milos Raonic will certainly deliver an exciting week of pro tennis for fans in Newport."
The Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is the only ATP World Tour event in New England, and the only event in the nation played on grass courts. Tickets for the tournament are on sale now on tennisfame.com or by calling 866-914-FAME (3263).
Querrey is a six-time champion on the ATP World Tour and also has four doubles titles to his name, including the 2012 US Men's Clay Court Championship, which he won at Houston, with James Blake, earlier this month. In 2010, Querrey won four titles on three different surfaces en route to his first Top 20 finish. The following season, 2011, was cut short for Querrey when he underwent elbow surgery in mid-June. He returned to play some Challenger events in the fall, and still closed out the season in the Top 100 for the fifth consecutive year.
Returning to a more frequent schedule this season, Querrey has compiled a 6-8 record in singles and an 11-4 record in doubles. He is currently ranked world No. 24 in doubles, and in addition to the Houston win, he was a finalist at Indian Wells and a semifinalist at Memphis, both times paired with current No. 1 American John Isner.
For additional information about the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships and to order tickets, please call the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053 or 866-914-FAME (3263) or visit www.tennisfame.com.
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About the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
The Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour event, will be held July 9 - 15, 2012 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. The tournament draws 32 top male players to Newport direct from Wimbledon to compete for the Van Alen Cup and nearly $400,000 in prize money. Hosted on the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is the only ATP World Tour event played on grass in the Americas. In addition to exciting pro tennis, the week features numerous special events ranging from tennis clinics and family activities to the Angela Moore Fashion Show. A highlight of the week will be the Class of 2012 Induction Ceremony on July 14, which will honor former world No. 1's Jennifer Capriati and Guga Kuerten, as well as Spanish tennis great Manuel Orantes, tennis industry innovator and promoter Mike Davies, and wheelchair tennis star Randy Snow, who will be inducted posthumously. For additional information, visit www.tennisfame.com.