Whether it is a singles game or doubles, Sam Querrey has proven time and again that he is up to the task. The American professional tennis player has won five doubles titles and ten singles titles as of 2018. He also boasts a deadly serve, holding the record for the most consecutive service aces – 10.
Sam Querrey has also proven that he can hold his own against players of any caliber. He had bested the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray at the 2015 US Opens, 2016 Wimbledon Championships, and 2017 Wimbledon Championships respectively. As of March 19, 2018, Querrey occupies the No.14 spot in the tennis world rankings for men’s singles.
Sam Querrey’s Bio
Sam Querrey who was born October 7, 1987, graduated from Thousand Oaks High School, California. With a little self-determination and persuasion from his father, Sam decided to turn pro after high school, turning down a scholarship from the University of Southern California.
Querrey became the first player in tennis history to record a victory in a challenger event in his debut season. That year he went on to play in the Indian Wells Masters, Countrywide Classics, and the 2006 US Open.
In 2007, Querrey competed at the Australian Open, Indianapolis Tennis Championship, Western and Southern Masters, and the US Open. He ended the year in the top 50, perched snuggly at No. 47 in the world rankings. In 2008, Sam Querrey clinched his first ATP level title at the Tennis Channel Open by defeating South African Kevin Anderson in the finals. He also represented the USA at the Beijing Summer Olympics and the Davis Cup.
In 2009, he won No. 1 seed Tommy Haas on his way to winning the LA Tennis Open. He also won the 2009 US Open Series before suffering a ghastly accident involving a glass table. He had to undergo emergency surgery and was lucky to escape nerve damage that would likely have put to bed his career. He ended the year at No.25 on the world rankings and as the second-highest ranked American behind Andy Roddick.
At the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Sam Querrey defeated John Isner in the singles final before teaming up with him to also clinch the doubles title. He became the first player to win singles and doubles titles in a single since 1981.
Querrey retained his title at the Farmer’s Classic, defeating Andy Murray in the finals, hence, securing his first successful title defense in his career.
After persistent injuries that killed his opportunities, he would again, win the Farmer’s Classic in 2012, defeating Ričardas Berankis in the final. This was his third title in four years. 2013 was not a good year for Sam Querrey as he ended the year outside the top 20 and also lost his place as the highest-ranked American to John Isner.
His poor showing continued into 2016 where Sam was defeated by Kei Nishikori in the semi-final of the Memphis Open. He would finally best American Rajeev Bam in the final of the Delray Beach Open to secure his first ATP title in four years. The title also saw his name come back to the top 50 in the world rankings.
Querrey’s greatest moment of glory came at the 2016 Wimbledon when he defeated World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the 3rd round, marking his first victory over a No.1 ranked player. This victory was a serious bruise to Djokovic’s record who, prior to the game, had appeared in at least every quarterfinal since 2009. Sam Querrey’s win over the tennis legend also saw him snap Novak’s run of 30 consecutive Grand Slam match wins.
Sam Querrey’s 2017 was somewhat on the same level as the previous year. He played against some big names and was defeated in many competitions, including the Delray Beach Open he had won the previous year. However, he did secure his first-ever win against former No.1 Rafael Nadal in the final of the ATP Acapulco to secure an ATP title for the ninth time in his career. He also secured the 2017 Los Cabos Open in Mexico.
Querrey made it to the quarterfinals of the 2017 US Open, where he lost to Kevin Anderson in February 2018. He was ranked No.15 in the world as of May 28, 2018.
Does Sam Querrey have a wife or a girlfriend?
Sam Querrey is not married, however, he is in a relationship with a woman named Abby Dixon. Abby is a 5 feet 9 inches tall model who travels the world from exotic locations to fashion hotspots, modeling everything from clothes to swimwear for various designers.
The couple started dating in 2015. This was after Sam’s failed attempt to find love on the reality show Millionaire MatchMaker. Dixon’s Instagram is flooded with pictures of her traveling the world with her tennis star boyfriend as she supports him in his career.
Sometime in the first week of March 2018, Querrey proposed to Abby Dixon.
What is Sam Querrey’s net worth?
Sam Querrey still has a reasonable number of years to give to the game he loves so much. More titles are expected of the American player. However, with his over 14 titles between 2010 and 2018, Sam has won over $10 million in competition prize money. Querrey’s net worth is reported to be $12 million.
Height and other facts about Sam Querrey
1. Querrey met former US president Barack Obama in 2010
After securing his Farmers Classic title in 2010. He conducted a tennis training clinic for children in Washington along with Bob and Mike Ryan. It was during this training that the players met the then-president Barack Obama, unexpectedly nonetheless. Just another case of being in the right place at the right time.
2. Querrey was involved in one of the longest matches in tennis history
The second-longest match in tennis history to be more accurate -Sam Querrey’s 2012 third-round match at Wimbledon came against Marin Čilić. The game lasted for 5 hours 31 minutes. This record is only bested by the John Isner-Nicolas Mahut game in 2010 that lasted for over 11 hours.
3. 2013 was a year to forget for Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey’s career was on a steady rise since his debut in 2006. After reaching as much as five finals in 2010 alone, his ascendency slipped. 2013 was the first year the tennis star failed to reach a final for the first time since 2011.
4. Height and weight
The American stands at a basketball-like height of 6 feet 6.5 inches, making his height just a bit shy of 2 m (1.99 m). He also has a weight of 91 kg (200.6 lbs).