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Almagro, Lopez, Dimitrov Highlight Monday Action

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Almagro© Getty ImagesNicolas Almagro faces Tobias Kamke in the first round.

ALMAGRO, LOPEZ, DIMITROV HIGHLIGHT MONDAY ACTION
• First round play continues on Monday at the Mutua Madrid Open with 11 first round matches, three on Manolo Santana Court  featuring four Spaniards.

• In the first men’s match on Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Daniel Gimeno-Traver square off for the second time. Lopez won their previous meeting in the second round at Gstaad in July 2011. The 31-year-old Lopez comes in with a 5-5 record this year and is playing his first clay court match of the year. The left-hander is playing here for the 12th straight year (15-11 record) and is a three-time quarter-finalist (2003, ’07-08). The 27-year-old Gimeno-Traver has a 7-12 (4-8 on clay) record this year. He is playing here for the fourth time (3-3 mark) with best result third round 2011 (l. to Llodra) as a qualifier.

• Following is a second time meeting between German qualifier Tobias Kamke and Spanish No. 11 seed Nicolas Almagro (Almagro leads 1-0).  Kamke comes in with a 7-10 (2-4 on clay) record this year with his best win over No. 7 del Potro in straight sets in second round at ATP Masters 1000 Miami before falling in third round (l. to Melzer). The German is one seven Germans in the Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings and is making his tournament debut. Almagro is among the Top 10 clay court match wins leaders among active players at No. 3 with 221-103 record.  He has a 22-9 (15-6 on clay) mark this year, highlighted by reaching finals in Houston and Barcelona.  A semi-finalist here in 2010 (l. to Nadal) he is playing here for the seventh time (7-6 record). He has lost in the first round here three times – 2011 (l. to Tsonga), 2009 (l. to Kohlschreiber) and 2008 (l. to Bolelli). 

• The last match of the day on Manolo Santana Court is a first time meeting between Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and Spanish wild card Javier Marti. The 21-year-old Dimitrov comes in with a 14-9 record   (3-2 on clay). Last year he won his 14th match of the season in July in Bastad (semi-finals) and finished with a 24-19 record. He is one of six players age 23-under in Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 28.  He reached his first career ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final in Monte Carlo (l. to Nadal in three sets) and is playing here for the first time. The 21-year-old Marti is playing his first ATP World Tour match of  the season.  He fell in qualifying at eight ATP World Tour events this year. He made his tournament debut last year as a wild card and lost to Mikhail Youzhny in the first round.

• On Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court, there are four matches, with the first men’s match featuring No. 14 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan against Austrian Jurgen Melzer, who won the previous meeting in straight sets in the first round at the ’09 Australian Open. In the next match, No. 12 seed Milos Raonic and former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko in a first-time meeting. In the third match, No. 2 American John Isner meets Spanish qualifier Guillermo Garcia-Lopez for the third time (tied 1-1), first on clay. In the final match, Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz makes his Madrid main draw debut against top American Sam Querrey in a first-time meeting.

MONDAY FIRST ROUND FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Manolo Santana Court

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) Lopez Leads 1-0
11 Gstaad (Switzerland) Clay R16 Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4

LOPEZ FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The Madrid native is appearing in his hometown tournament for the 12th year in a row (15-11 record) and his best result is the quarter-finals three times (2003, l. to No. 3 Federer; ’07, l. to No .1 Federer; ’08, l. to No. 1 Nadal). Six of his 11 losses have come to Top 10 opponents
• Last year lost in the first round to Jurgen Melzer

2013 Highlights:
F: Memphis (l Nishikori)

2013 in Review
• Comes in with a 5-5 record on the year and playing first clay court match of the year
• At Memphis recorded his 300th career match win on 22 February over Sock in QFs and went onto reach his eighth ATP World Tour final (l. to Nishikori). It was his second U.S. final (‘05 New Haven)
• Withdrew from Delray Beach with left wrist injury and on March 22 withdrew ahead of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 2R (vs. Devvarman) with same injury
• At No. 45, the left-hander is one of seven Spaniards in the Top 50 of Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 39; joined by No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 5 Rafael Nadal, No. 12 Nicolas Almagro, No. 35 Marcel Granollers, No. 36 Tommy Robredo and No. 46 Fernando Verdasco  
• Reached career-high singles ranking of No. 15 in January 2012

ALL-COUNTRYMEN MATCH-UPS – This is the 25th all-Spanish meeting on the ATP World Tour this season, the most all-countrymen match-ups:
                            No.
Spain                   25
France                 18
USA                     13
Argentina              7

GIMENO-TRAVER FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The Spaniard enters with a 3-3 match record with his best result the third round in 2011 (d. No. 16 Gasquet, No. 8 Melzer, l. to Llodra in third set TB). All three previous appearances came as a qualifier
• Last year lost in the second round (d. Hanescu, l. to No. 1 Djokovic in three sets)

2013 Highlights:

QF: Vina del Mar (l Nadal) 2013 in Review:
• The Valencia native comes in with a 7-12 (4-8 on clay) record this year has lost in the 1R in last three events – Casablanca (l. to Garcia-Lopez), ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Youzhny) and
Barcelona (l. to Berlocq).  Best result of year was QF at Vina del Mar (l. to No. 5 Nadal) in February Also 2R four times at ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to No. 6 Berdych), ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to No. 11 Almagro), Acapulco (l. to Zeballos) and Buenos Aires (l. to No. 17 Wawrinka)
• At Australian Open defeated Kubot in five sets in 1R, fell to Almagro in 2R
• One of 12 Spaniards  in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 52 (career-high 48 on Feb. 18)

(Q) Tobias Kamke (GER) vs (11) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) Almagro Leads 1-0
12 Hamburg (Germany) Clay R32 Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-1

KAMKE FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 26-year-old German qualified into the main draw with a 63 61 win over Spaniard Carlos Gomez-Herrera and a 75 62 victory over top seed Marinko Matosevic of Australia. Only qualifier of seven to win both matches in straight sets
• One of three Germans in main draw (Haas, F. Mayer)

2013 in Review:
• The German comes in with a 7-10 (2-4 on clay) match record this year, with his best win over No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets at ATP Masters 1000 Miami 2R before falling in 3R (l. to Melzer)
• During clay court circuit, reached second round in Casablanca (d. Melzer, l. to Robredo) and Bucharest (d. Mathieu, l. to Troicki)
• Opened year by reaching 2R at Doha (l. to No. 5 Ferrer) as a qualifier
• At Australian Open retired due to right shoulder injury at the end of second set vs. Wawrinka in 2R

GERMANS IN TOP 100 – Kamke is one of seven Germans in Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 13 Tommy Haas
No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber
No. 26 Florian Mayer
No. 58 Daniel Brands
No. 76 Tobias Kamke
No. 89 Benjamin Becker
No. 94 Philipp Petzschner

ALMAGRO FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 26-year-old Spaniard is making his seventh straight appearance (7-6 record) and his best result is the semi-finals in 2010 (d. No. 7 Soderling, l. to No. 3 Nadal)
• Last year lost in the third round to No. 6/countryman David Ferrer
• One of tournament-high 11 Spaniards in main draw 

2013 Highlights:
F: Houston (l Isner); Barcelona (l Nadal); SF(2): Buenos Aires (l Wawrinka); Acapulco (l Nadal); QF(2): Australian Open (l Ferrer); Sao Paulo (l Nalbandian)

2013 in Review:
• The No. 3 Spaniard (behind Ferrer, Nadal) comes in with a 22-9 (15-6 on clay) record this season, highlighted by reaching his 20th career ATP World Tour final in Barcelona (l. to Nadal) eight days ago. Also finalist in Houston (l. to Isner) last month. Has a career record of 12-8 in finals (all on cay)
• At Acapulco reached SF (l. to Nada) and won 300th career match in 1R win over Ramirez
• Reached first  ATP World Tour SF of year at Buenos Aires (l. to Wawrinka), first career Grand Slam QF on hard at Australian Open (l. to Ferrer) – has reached the QF at Roland Garros three times
• Leads ATP World Tour this season in aces (312) and No. 5 in service games won (87%)
• Among Top 10 career clay court match wins leaders among active players at No. 3 with 221-103 record

SPANIARDS IN TOP 50 – Almagro is one of seven Spaniards in the Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 4 David Ferrer
No. 5 Rafael Nadal
No. 12 Nicolas Almagro
No. 35 Marcel Granollers
No. 36 Tommy Robredo
No. 45 Feliciano Lopez
No. 46 Fernando Verdasco

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs (WC) Javier Marti (ESP) First Meeting

DIMITROV FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The 21-year-old Bulgarian is making his main draw debut
• In 2008 came in ranked No. 480 and lost in first round of qualifying to Frenchman Florent Serra

2013 Highlights:
F: Brisbane (l Murray); SF: Rotterdam (l Del Potro); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• The top Bulgarian comes in with a 14-9 record (3-2 on clay) and career-high No. 28 Emirates ATP Ranking (first on April 22). He dropped one set en route to his first ATP World Tour final at Brisbane (l. to Murray). Went from World No. 48 to No. 41 on January 7
• Last year won his 14th match of the season in July in Bastad (SF) and finished with a 24-19 record
• Reached first career ATP Masters 1000 QF at Monte Carlo (d. No. 10 Tipsarevic, l. to Nadal in three)
• In Rotterdam, in QFs versus Baghdatis, the Bulgarian won 18 straight points from 5-6 second set (5-6 serving game to love, TB 7-0, 0-0 serving game to love, streak ended after 0-40 in Baghdatis’ first service game in the third set)  Won 63 in third set…Lost in SFs to del Potro
• In March, lost in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 3R (l. to Djokovic) and in Miami (l. to  Murray). In doubles (w/Nielsen), lost in Miami SFs (l. to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski)

YOUNG STARS IN TOP 50 – Dimitrov is one of six players age 23-under in Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings: 
No. 14 Milos Raonic (22)
No. 16 Kei Nishikori (23)
No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz (22)
No. 28 Grigor Dimitrov (21)
No. 30 Martin Klizan (23)
No. 37 Benoit Paire (23 turns 24 on May 8)

MARTI FASTFACTS

Tournament Highlights
:
• The young Spaniard made his main draw debut last year and lost in the first round to Russian Mikhail Youzhny 63 62. Played in qualifying two years ago and lost to Ramirez-Hidalgo in three sets in 1st Rd.

2013 in Review:
• The 21-year-old from Madrid is playing in first ATP World Tour main draw match of the year 
• Failed to qualify for eight ATP World Tour events this year – Oeiras, Barcelona, Acapulco, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Vina del Mar, Australian Open and Auckland 
• Has played primarily ITF Futures and has career record of 114-67 (5-0 in 2013) and captured his seventh title in 13 finals at Italy F2 last month

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Court

(14) Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT) Melzer Leads 1-0
09 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Jurgen Melzer 7-5 6-2 6-1

Nishikori FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
W: Memphis (d Lopez); SF: Brisbane (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 15-6 (1-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: December 29, 1989
Emirates 2013 ATP Ranking: 16
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 16-17 (3-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 35-34 (3-2)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 0/1 (1R-2011)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Nishikori is making his second main draw appearance. Two years ago lost in the first round to Spaniard Pere Riba 62 64
• The top Asian player from Japan comes in with a 15-6 match record on the season (1-1 on clay). In his last outing two weeks in Barcelona (after bye), defeated Olaso, lost to Ramos in third round
• In February, captured his third career ATP World Tour title in Memphis (d. F. Lopez). Did not lose a set during the week (9-0 sets) and afterwards jumped from No. 22 to No. 16 (C-H No. 15 last October)
• Reached SF at Brisbane (l. to Murray, ret in 2nd set with left knee injury) and followed with fourth round at Australian Open (l. to Ferrer)
• Last year became first Asian in year-end Top 20 since Thai Paradorn Srichaphan was No.11 in 2003

Melzer FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
F: Zagreb (l Cilic); QF(2): Brisbane (l Dimitrov); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (l Ferrer)
YTD W-L: 13-13 (2-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: May 22, 1981
Emirates ATP Ranking: 33
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 51-64 (6-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 127-133 (4-7)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 6-6 (QF-2010)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Melzer enters Madrid with a 6-6 tournament record and his best result was the quarter-finals three years ago (d. Fish, No .9 Verdasco, l. to Almagro). Last year lost in 2R (d. Lopez, l. to  Wawrinka)
• The top Austrian comes in with a 13-13 match record on the season (2-6 on clay), highlighted by a runner-up in Zagreb (l. to Cilic) in February and captured his 300th career tour-level win over Rosol in the QF. In March,  won his third career Challenger title in Dallas (d. Kudla) and followed with quarter-final at ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to Ferrer) in 10th appearance
• Reached 3R at Australian Open (l. to Berdych) and advanced to QF at Brisbane (l. to Dimitrov)
• Reached career-high singles ranking of No. 8 in April  2011

LEFT-HANDED PLAYERS IN TOP 50 – Melzer is one of seven left-handers in Top 50 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 5 Rafael Nadal
No. 33 Jurgen Melzer
No. 39 Thomaz Bellucci
No. 40 Horacio Zeballos
No. 43 Jarkko Nieminen
No. 46 Feliciano Lopez
No. 46 Fernando Verdasco

(12) Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) First Meeting

Raonic FastFacts:

2013 Highlights
:
W: San Jose (d Haas); SF: Barcelona (l Nadal)
YTD W-L: 17-6 (4-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: December 27, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 14
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 17-19 (3-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 61-40 (7-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-2 (2R-2012)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Raonic is making his third appearance in a row (1-2 record) and last year beat former World No. 3 David Nalbandian (l. to No. 3 Federer in third set TB). In 2011, lost to Lopez in three sets in first round
• Two weeks ago in last appearance in Barcelona, reached semi-finals for second year in a row (d. Robredo, l. to Nadal 64 60)
• The top ranked Canadian comes in with a 17-6 record (4-2 on clay, 13-4 on hard) and youngest (22) player in Top 20 Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 14
• In February became first player to win three San Jose titles in a row in the Open Era and the first since Tony Trabert from 1953-55. Improved to 12-0 at the tournament and 4-3 in ATP World Tour finals after hitting 19 aces to beat Haas. Faced only one break point in 39 service games during the week
• Led Canada to their first Davis Cup SF, going 2-0 against Spain with wins over Ramos and Granollers and 2-0 against Italy with wins over Fognini and Seppi. Canada faces Serbia in the SFs in September
• In ATP Masters 1000 play, reached 4R at Indian Wells (l. to Tsonga, d. Cilic in 3R), at Miami withdrew prior to his 3R match with Querrey due to illness (strep throat) and in Monte-Carlo, lost in 2R (d. Benneteau, l. to Nieminen in third set TB)
• Became the third Canadian man in the Open Era to reach the 4th Rd. at Australian Open (l. to Federer)
 
Davydenko FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
F: Doha (l Gasquet); QF: Dubai (l Federer)
YTD W-L: 13-11 (2-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 21
Date of Birth: June 2, 1981
Emirates ATP Ranking: 41
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 98-73 (3-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 129-120 (2-4)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 4-6 (3R-2005, ’09)

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Davydenko enters with a 4-6 career record in Madrid and his best result is the third round in 2005 (l. to Ginepri) and ’09 (W/O vs. Roddick) 
• The No. 2 Russian (behind No. 31 Youzhny) has a 13-11 match record (2-3 on clay) on the season and his best results have come in the Middle East with a runner-up in Doha (l. to Gasquet) to begin the season and a quarter-final in Dubai (l. to Federer) in March
• Has only lost twice in the opening round this year, that coming in Montpellier (l. to Nieminen) after a bye and Munich (l. to Dodig) last week. Playing the fourth week in a row
• Last month reached 2R at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. to No. 7 del Potro) and in Miami (l. to Dolgopolov) 
• One of five Russians in the Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings at No. 41, joined by No. 31 Youzhny, No. 57 Tursunov,  No. 79 Donskoy and No. 82 Kuznetsov 

John Isner (USA) vs (Q) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) Tied 1-1
08 San Jose (U.S.A.) Hard QF Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6(4) 6-7(1) 7-6(11)
10 Auckland (New Zealand) Hard R32 John Isner 4-6 7-6(3)  6-2

Isner FastFacts:
2013 Highlights
:
W: Houston (d Almagro); SF(2): San Jose (l Haas); Delray Beach (l Roger-Vasselin)
YTD W-L: 12-9 (5-1 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 6
Date of Birth: April 26, 1985
Emirates ATP Ranking: 21 Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 172-94 (11-3)
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 38-34 (1-3) Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 3-3 (3R-2010)
Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Isner is playing in Madrid for the fourth year in a row (3-3 record) with his best result three years ago when he reached the third round (l. to No. 3 Nadal). Two years ago, beat No. 11 Fish (l. to Stakhovsky in final set TB) and last year lost in opening match (after bye, l. to Cilic in two TBs). 3-3 in TB sets here
• Three weeks ago at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, lost in three sets to Ernests Gulbis in 1st Rd.
• The No. 2 American (behind No. 18 Querrey) last month earned his sixth career ATP World Tour title, first on clay, in Houston, with back-to-back Top 20 wins over No. 18 Monaco (SF) and No. 12 Almagro (F). Became first American to beat a Spaniard in an ATP clay final since Todd Martin defeated Berasategui in ’98 Barcelona
• Has a 12-9 match record (5-1 on clay) this season and also semi-finalist in San Jose (l. to Haas) in February and Delray Beach (l. to Roger-Vasselin) in March. Went 1-2 in Davis Cup singles in ties vs. Brazil (1R) and Serbia (QF)

Americans in Top 100 –  Isner is one of seven Americans in the Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings:
No. 18 Sam Querrey
No. 21 John Isner
No. 42 Mardy Fish
No. 72 Brian Baker
No. 78 Ryan Harrison
No. 88 James Blake
No. 91 Michael Russell

Garcia-Lopez FastFacts:
2013 Highlights:
F: Bucharest (l Rosol); QF: Casablanca (l Wawrinka)
YTD W-L: 6-8 (6-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: June 4, 1983
Emirates ATP Ranking: 68
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 29-33 (0-0)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 68-77 (2-1)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 5-4 (3R-2010, ’11)

Tournament/2013 in Review:
• Garcia-Lopez qualified into the main draw with a 61 63 win over Russian Igor Andreev and 75 26 76 victory over countryman Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo. Playing here for fifth year in a row (5-4 record) and best results is third round in 2010 (l. to Monfils) and in ’11 (d. No. 14 Wawrinka, l. to No. 2 Djokovic). Last year lost in 2nd Rd. to No. 12-ranked Gilles Simon
• Eight days ago advanced to fourth career ATP World Tour final in Bucharest (l. to Rosol) and along the way beat No. 10 Tipsarevic in quarter-finals
• Comes in with a 6-8 match record on the season (6-4 on clay, 0-4 on hard). Last month reached the quarter-finals in Casablanca (l. to Wawrinka). Was 0-6 prior to April
• Last year QF or better four times (1-3 in QF matches) and finished in Top 100 for eighth year in a row

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs Sam Querrey (USA) First Meeting

Janowicz FastFacts:
2013 Highlight
s:
QF: Marseille (l Berdych)
YTD W-L: 9-8 (0-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 13, 1990
Emirates ATP Ranking: 24
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 6-4 (1-3)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 18-14 (4-7)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): debut

Tournament/2013 in Review
• Janowicz is playing here for the first time and comes in with 9-8 match record on the season (0-2 clay)
• In February, reached third career ATP World Tour QF at Marseille (l. to Berdych) 
• At ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells reached 3R in singles (l. to Gasquet). In doubles partnered with Janowicz, for the first time, to reach the doubles final (l. to Bryans)
• Also reached 3R at Australian Open (d. Devvarman in 2R in five sets, down 0-2, l. to Almagro in 3R)
• In Davis Cup play helped Poland beat Slovenia in Davis Cup Group EAGI  1R, beating Kavcic and Zemlja in singles rubbers and South Africa in 2R, beating Andersen and Roelofse. Poland plays Australia next in the World Group Play-offs

Querrey FastFacts:
2013 Highlights
:
SF(2): Auckland (l Kohlschreiber); San Jose (l Raonic)
YTD W-L: 14-8 (0-0 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: October 7, 1987
Emirates ATP Ranking: 18
Career ATP Masters 1000 (YTD): 41-40 (3-2)
Career Tiebreak Record (YTD): 83-84 (7-7)
Madrid W-L (Best Result-Year): 1-3 (2R-2009)

Tournament/2013 in Review: 
• Querrey is playing in Madrid for the fourth time (1-3 record) and won his only match in ’09 debut (d. Stepanek,, l. to Seppi). In 2010, lost to Spaniard Munoz de la Nava and in last visit to Llodra in 2011
• The top American enters with a 14-8 match record on the season and making his clay court debut in ‘13
• His last on-court appearance came in Davis Cup QF vs. Serbia in Boise, Idaho last month and beat Troicki in five sets in second match and lost to No. 1 Djokovic in four sets in reverse match. Then withdrew from Houston due to arm injury
• His best results are semi-finals in Auckland (l.  to Kohlschreiber) in January and San Jose in February (l. to eventual champion Raonic)
• In first two ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, lost in fourth round in Indian Wells (l. to No. 1 Djokovic) and in Miami (l. to No. 6 Berdych)
• Helped the U.S. beat Brazil 3-2 in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Bellucci in three sets and Alves in four sets in deciding fifth match 
• In opening Grand Slam of the season at the Australian Open, lost to Wawrinka in third round

TOP AMERICANS – Querrey is the 13th different player to hold the distinction as top American in the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since Aug. 23, 1973):
                              First Became Top American
Sam Querrey     2013
John Isner     2012
Mardy Fish                          2011
James Blake                       2006
Andy Roddick                     2003
Pete Sampras                     1992
Jim Courier                         1991
Brad Gilbert                        1990                                                                       
Michael Chang                   1989
Andre Agassi                      1988
John McEnroe                    1980
Jimmy Connors                  1973
Stan Smith                         1973

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Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs (Q) Jesse Levine (CAN) First ATP Meeting
Other meetings:
07 Calabasas CH (USA) Hard R32 Kevin Anderson 6-3 7-6(3)
07 Knoxville CH (USA) Hard QF Jesse Levine 6-2 6-4

(Q) Robin Haase (NED) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) Tied 1-1
11 Halle (Germany) Grass R32 Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4
11 Winston-Salem (U.S.A.) Hard QF Robin Haase 6-4 6-4

Pista 4

(LL) Marinko Matosevic (AUS) vs Florian Mayer (GER) Tied 1-1
12 Basel (Switzerland) Hard R32 Marinko Matosevic 6-2 6-3
13 Munich (Germany) Clay R16 Florian Mayer 2-6 6-4 6-2

Pista 5


(Q) Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Denis Istomin (UZB) First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
09 Barletta CH (Italy) Clay R16 Denis Istomin 6-2 6-7(9)  7-6(2)

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