If it would’ve been any teenager who was put in Sam Querrey’s place, he or she would probably be on edge right now with so many expectations put upon their shoulders. However, this is not in the least bit a problem for Sam Querrey. Sam was born on October 7, 1987. Now he is 21 years old and while he may not be a teenager anymore now, he was back then when he turned pro.
Sam turned pro on June of the year 2006. Upon turning professional, he was immediately the sport’s next big thing. He was turning out to be everyone’s bet especially when he managed to win his challenger event during his pro debut.
Standing at 6 feet and 6 inches tall and weighing 200 lbs, it’s easy for Sam to hit huge serves and mean forehands. He is a right-handed player with his two-handed backhand serving as his best play. He is also a great server and he has a record to prove it. In fact, he holds the highest record for most consecutive service aces.
Sam’s debut year, 2006, was a victorious one. Aside from winning his challenger events, he also claimed many victories in various tournaments including the Indian Wells Masters tournament, the Countrywide Classic and even the US Open. At just 19 years old at the time, he was able to defeat players such as Bobby Reynolds, Vince Spadea and Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The following year, 2007, would be the same for Sam. It was a year filled with another line of victories in various matches such as the 2007 Australian Open, the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, Western and Southern Masters and the US Open. After defeating James Blake in the 2007 Indianapolis Tennis quarterfinal, Sam became the third ranked American in Tennis, falling behind Andy Roddick and James Blake.
Sam has become quite a favorite among tennis fans and tennis players alike. He is now constantly being invited to play in practices before major events with such players as Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras. Sam’s current ATP singles ranking is at number 46. He has a career singles record of 47-49 and a doubles career record of 11-27. He won 1st place on the French Open and Wimbledon in both 2007 and 2008. He currently has one career title win at the 2008 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas; this is also his first ATP level tournament win.
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