Sam Querrey beats Rafael Nadal to win ATP Mexico Open title

Mar 6, 2017 13:00 IST

USA’s Sam Querrey on 4 March 2017 defeated second-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 to win the ATP Mexico Open Men’s Singles title. The match was held in Acapulco, Mexico.

It is Querrey’s first win over Nadal, improving his FedEx Head2Head record against Nadal to 1-4. Querrey is also the first American champion in 24-year history of the ATP Mexico Open.

 

Sam Querrey

About Sam Querrey

Born on 7 October 1987, Sam Querrey is an American professional tennis player.

In January 2011, he achieved his career-high singles ranking of world no. 17.

He has won nine Singles titles.

His best performance in a Grand Slam event was at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the quarterfinal. In the third round of the tournament, Querrey defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets.

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About ATP Mexico Open

The Mexican Open is a joint professional tennis tournament.

It is played on outdoor hard courts. However, it was played on outdoor red clay courts until 2013. The change to hard courts was introduced in the year 2014.

It is usually held annually in late February at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess in Acapulco, Mexico.

The tournament is a part of the ATP World Tour 500 series on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, and of the WTA International tournaments on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour.

In 2016, the Men’s Singles title was won by Austria’s Dominic Thiem.

• The 2017 Women's Singles title is won by Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko.

The 2017 Men's Doubles title is won by Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.

The 2017 Women's Doubles title is won by Darija Jurak and Anastasia Rodionova.

Quick Digest

Who: Sam Querrey

Where: Acapulco , Mexico

What: Won ATP Mexico Open title

When: 4 March 2017

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