Newport's Top Seed Sam Querrey Wins 3rd Title of the Season at The Queen's Club
NEWPORT, R.I. -
Sam Querrey, the top-seeded player for the upcoming Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, won his third ATP World Tour title of this season on Sunday, June 13 when he defeated fellow American Mardy Fish 7-6(3), 7-5 in the AEGON Championships at The Queen’s Club in England.
Querrey is currently the No.3 American and No. 23 player world-wide. He will lead a strong player field in Newport that features other top Americans including No. 7 Rajeev Ram, No. 8 Mardy Fish and No. 10 Taylor Dent. This year will be Querrey’s third appearance in Newport, where he finished runner up to Rajeev Ram last year.
His win at the AEGON Championships makes 22-year-old Querrey is the first player this season to win titles on three different surfaces, having also triumphed on hard court in Memphis and on clay in Belgrade. He is only the second player after Rafael Nadal, with four tour-level titles, to win at least three titles this year. "It's an honor (to win at The Queen's Club)," said Querrey. "All the greatest players in the world are on this trophy. It's nice to be added to that list with them. The conditions were pretty tough out there, the windiest day of the week so far. I just tried to stay level headed and keep my composure, and fortunately I got through it."
It is the third all-American final that Querrey has won this season, having defeated Davis Cup teammate John Isner in the Memphis and Belgrade finals. He also finished runner-up on clay in Houston, where he lost out to Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Chela.Querrey became the eighth American champion at the AEGON Championships in the Open Era and received 250 South African Airways 2010 ATP Ranking points and €79,260, while runner-up Fish earned 150 ranking points and €45,130 in prize money.
Querrey moves onto Wimbledon next and will then compete in the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport on July 5 - 11. Click for additional information and to purchase tickets to the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
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 5 – 11, 2010 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 $442,500 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 North America. In conjunction with the tournament, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will host the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, July 10. For additional information, visit www.tennisfame.com.