Querrey Starts Los Cabos Title Defence With A Sprint
Fifth seed and defending champion Sam Querrey sped through his opener at the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex, needing only 49 minutes to beat Mexican wild card Lucas Gomez 6-2, 6-3.
“I feel like I played well. It's good to get the first match out of my way, and hopefully just keep playing better and better,” Querrey said.
He dropped only eight points on serve (36/44), including only two on his first offering (23/25). The American will next meet Belarusian Egor Gerasimov, who beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 6-3.
Eighth seed Feliciano Lopez squeezed past Egyptian Mohamed Safwat 7-6(3), 6-4 to set a second-round showdown with Brit Cameron Norrie, who swept Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-2, 6-2. Norrie made his second ATP World Tour semi-final last week at the BB&T Atlanta Open (l. to Harrison).
Did You Know?
Last year, Querrey won both ATP World Tour tournaments in Mexico by winning in Acapulco and Los Cabos. Top seed Juan Martin del Potro is attempting to also complete the Mexican double this week.