Rain delays Hall of Fame tennis at Newport

NEWPORT, R.I., July 12 (UPI) -- Rain postponed five second-round matches at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, R.I., Wednesday, pushing some top matches over to Thursday.

Querrey touted as next U.S. tennis star

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Sam Querrey, an 18-year-old tennis player who turned pro just last month, has been touted by experts as the next big U.S. star for the sport.

Blake advances at rainy Pac Life

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- James Blake was a three-set, second-round winner Saturday at the $2.725 million Pacific Life Open in rainy California. The 12th-seeded Blake won his sixth straight match by beating wild card Sam Querrey 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
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Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey serves in his match against Ivo Karlovic on day six at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York on August 30, 2008. Querrey defeated Karlovic 7-6 7-6 6-2. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Sam Austin Querrey (born October 7, 1987) is a professional American tennis player from Thousand Oaks, California currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of August 2010, he is the fourth-highest ranked American. His career high rank was #17, achieved on January 31, 2011. His height allows him to play with a strong serve and forehand. Querrey holds the record for most consecutive service aces since the ATP began keeping records of those statistics, with 10 in a 2007 match against James Blake. His regular doubles partner is fellow American John Isner.

Many tennis experts, including Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe, have touted Querrey as America's next great talent.

Querrey turned down a scholarship offer from USC to turn pro. His father Mike Querrey recommended that his son try making it in tennis, as he often regretted his own decision to go to the University of Arizona rather than play baseball for the Detroit Tigers which had drafted him. Sam Querrey said that going pro was "one of the toughest decisions of my life."

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