Whether playing singles 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 and ten singles titles by 2018. He can also boast a deadly serve and holds the record for the most consecutive service aces – 10th place.
Sam Querrey has also proven that he can hold his own against players of all levels. He had beaten players such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray at the 2015 US Open, the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships in 2017. Since 19 March 2018, Querrey has occupied 14th place in the men’s singles tennis world rankings.
Sam Querrey’s Bio
Sam Querrey, born on 7 October 1987, graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in California. With a little self-determination and a little persuasion from his father, Sam decided to become a professional after high school and turned down a scholarship from the University of Southern California.
Querrey was the first player in tennis history to win a challenger event in his debut season. This year he continued to play in the Indian Wells Masters, the Countrywide Classics, and the 2006 US Open.
In 2007, Querrey competed in the Australian Open, the Indianapolis Tennis Championship, the Western and Southern Masters, and the US Open. He finished the year in the top 50 and finished 47th in the world rankings. In 2008, Sam Querrey won his first ATP-level title at the Tennis Channel Open when he beat South African Kevin Anderson in the final. He also represented the USA at the Summer Olympics in Beijing and the Davis Cup.
In 2009, he won the number one seeded Tommy Haas on his way to winning the LA Tennis Open. He also won the 2009 US Open Series before suffering a terrible accident with a glass table. He had to undergo emergency surgery and was lucky enough to avoid nerve damage that would probably have ended his career. He ended the year in 25th place in the world rankings and second-highest-ranking American behind Andy Roddick.
At the 2010 Morgan Keegan Regional Championships, Sam Querrey defeated John Isner in the singles final before teaming up with him to win the doubles title as well. He was the first player to win singles and doubles titles since 1981.
Querrey retained his title at the Farmer’s Classic, defeated Andy Murray in the final, and thus secured his first successful title defense in his career.
After sustaining injuries that ruined his chances, he would win the Farmer’s Classic again in 2012 and beat Ricardas Berankis in the final. This was his third title in four years. 2013 was not a good year for Sam Querrey, as he finished the year outside the top 20 and also lost his place as the highest-ranking American to John Isner.
His poor performance continued in 2016 when Sam lost to Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals of the Memphis Open. Eventually, he would beat the American Rajeev Bam in the final of the Delray Beach Open, securing his first ATP title in four years. With this title, his name also returned to the top 50 in the world rankings.
Querrey’s greatest moment of glory came at Wimbledon in 2016, when he defeated the world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in the third round, thus celebrating his first victory over a number one player. This victory was a severe blow to Djokovic’s record, who had played at least every quarter-final since 2009. With Sam Querrey’s victory over the tennis legend, he also snatched Novak the run of 30 consecutive Grand Slam match wins.
Sam Querrey’s 2017 was somewhat on the same level as last year. He played against some big names and had to admit defeat in many competitions, including the Delray Beach Open, which he had won the previous year. However, he secured his very first victory in the final of the ATP Acapulco against the former No. 1 Rafael Nadal and thus secured an ATP title for the ninth time in his career. He also secured the Los Cabos Open 2017 in Mexico.
Querrey made it to the quarter-finals of the US Open 2017, where he lost to Kevin Anderson in February 2018. On May 28, 2018, he was ranked 15th in the world ranking.
Does Sam Querrey have a wife or a girlfriend?
Sam Querrey is not married, but he is in a relationship with a woman named Abby Dixon. Abby is a six-foot-tall model who travels the world from exotic locations to fashion hotspots, modeling everything from clothes to swimwear for various designers.
The couple has been dating since 2015. That was after Sam’s failed attempt to find love in the reality show Millionaire MatchMaker. Dixon’s Instagram is flooded with images of her traveling around the world with her boyfriend, a tennis star, while she supports him in his career.
Sometime in the first week of March 2018, Querrey proposes to Abby Dixon.
What is Sam Querrey’s net worth?
Sam Querrey has a reasonable number of years to devote to the game he loves so much. More titles are expected from the American player. However, with over 14 titles between 2010 and 2018, Sam has won more than $10 million in prize money in the competition. Querrey’s net worth is estimated at 12 million dollars.
Height and other facts about Sam Querrey
1. Querrey met former US president Barack Obama in 2010
After securing his 2010 Farmers Classic title. Together with Bob and Mike Ryan, he ran a tennis training clinic for children in Washington. During this training, the players met the then-President Barack Obama, but unexpectedly. Just another case of “in the right place at the right time”.
2. Querrey was involved in one of the longest matches in tennis history
To be exact, the second-longest match in tennis history – Sam Querrey met Marin Cilic in the third round at Wimbledon in 2012. The match lasted 5 hours and 31 minutes. This record is only surpassed by the 2010 John Isner-Nicolas Mahut match, which lasted over 11 hours.
3. 2013 was a year to forget for Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey’s career has been on a steady climb since his debut in 2006. After reaching as many as five finals in 2010 alone, his rise has been slipping. 2013 was the first year in which 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 1.99 m (6 feet) and is thus only slightly less than 2 m (1.99 m) tall. He also has a weight of 91 kg (200.6 lbs).