FARMERS CLASSIC 2012
Querrey Makes It A Perfect 10 In L.A.; Ram Rolls On
Los Angeles, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Two-time champion Sam Querrey ran his winning streak at the Farmers Classic to 10 straight matches after brushing aside Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-2, 6-2 in 53 minutes on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Identical to countryman Rajeev Ram, who posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over Paul Capdeville earlier in the day, the second-seeded Querrey did not face a break point on serve and broke his opponent four times from nine opportunites.
"I feel like if I play like that, if I keep serving well and hitting my forehand big, this is my tournament to win," said Querrey. "I feel like I play great here. I want to win, I think I can win."
The American captured back-to-back titles at his hometown tournament in 2009-10, but was unable to defend his crown last year after being sidelined with a right elbow injury. He awaits the winner between fifth-seeded Belgian Xavier Malisse and Australian Matthew Ebden in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, the 117th-ranked Ram will face No. 3 seed Leonardo Mayer as he attempts to reach his second semi-final from his past three ATP World Tour events. He narrowly missed out on reaching the Newport final two weeks ago, falling to Lleyton Hewitt in three sets.
World No. 64 Mayer advanced to his second quarter-final of the season, leading Flavio Cipolla 6-0, 4-0 when the Italian withdrew with a neck injury. He won 80 per cent of his first serve points, breaking the Italian five times in the 55-minute victory.