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Fee
06-11-2006, 03:13 PM
Spoiler!!!!


Sam Querrery turned pro this week, flew north to Yuba City, California and won his first Circuit title as a pro. There are no articles just yet, but here's the draw:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2006/2212/mds.pdf

simi
06-11-2006, 03:45 PM
He beat some good people along the way. Congrats, Sam.

Volly master
06-11-2006, 03:48 PM
AWESOMEEE

i like sam, hes a good player and i know hes going to be a bigger outlook for US tennis then Donald Young.

first tournament as a pro, not bad kiddo

J-man
06-11-2006, 04:48 PM
Very good job. With a bit of confidence he's going to be a threat on the challenger circut and maybe even the top level

BabolatFan
06-11-2006, 05:20 PM
Pretty impressive start. I'm sure we'll see more of his action in the US open series of tourneys, no?

J-man
06-11-2006, 05:38 PM
I think so. I hope Querrey get a wildcard into the USopen and does some damage and better than Young

goober
06-11-2006, 05:57 PM
Impressive- He beat a top 100 player too.

Lee
06-11-2006, 05:59 PM
the kid is 6 foot 6 and still growing... he'll probably be 6'7 or 6'8 when it's all said and done. huge serve and is atheletic enough to bend down to knock down those volleys. a new hope for the u.s.a. tennis

johnkidd
06-11-2006, 06:20 PM
Pretty strong Challenger field as well. Good win

Bones08
06-11-2006, 07:57 PM
Yeah good win, but he's older than Donald Young so they can both improve and get better!

EclipseRydr97
06-11-2006, 08:04 PM
How old is Sam Querrey? I would have enjoyed watching the final vs Sam Warburg. When I was growing up playing tournaments, Sam Warburg dominated the NorCal juniors for quite a few years.

Viper
06-11-2006, 08:31 PM
Very nice Sam! Keep it up.

simi
06-11-2006, 08:40 PM
Nice writeup on Sam on the weekly ATP recap at

http://************.com/rankings/2006/s061206.htm

in the "Player Profile" section.

KuramaIX
06-11-2006, 08:42 PM
my main man sam warburg lost! noooo

35ft6
06-11-2006, 11:07 PM
He lost to Mammit last year at Ojai. The win over Brian V is impressive too. To beat a guy who was 64 in the world just 3 years ago, that's a great win for an 18 yo. (man, I almost didn't write that... guys like Nadal and Hewitt have distorted what it means to be a promising teen player...)

travlerajm
06-11-2006, 11:19 PM
He lost to Mammit last year at Ojai. The win over Brian V is impressive too. To beat a guy who was 64 in the world just 3 years ago, that's a great win for an 18 yo. (man, I almost didn't write that... guys like Nadal and Hewitt have distorted what it means to be a promising teen player...)

I'm not sure if Nadal and Hewitt are much different than most big-name slam winners.

Sampras, Agassi, Becker, McEnroe, Roddick, Chang, Courier, Federer... the list goes on. Almost every player that made it the top was ranked in the top 100 as an 18-year-old. And all of these guys were going deep into slams by age 18.

Based on his current status compared to past top teen players , Sam Querrey will be lucky to crack the top 50.

norcal
06-12-2006, 06:31 AM
Sam Querrey will be lucky to crack the top 50. He'll crack the top 50 and luck will have nothing to do with it. I saw his first ATP match vs Spadea and the kid can already play plus has tons of room for improvement.

35ft6
06-12-2006, 06:59 AM
I'm not sure if Nadal and Hewitt are much different than most big-name slam winners.

Sampras, Agassi, Becker, McEnroe, Roddick, Chang, Courier, Federer...Courier, Federer, McEnroe, and Federer never won a Slam in their teens, right? What Becker did is the most amazing teen accomplishment of all. To win Wimbledon at 17 is mind blowing.the list goes on. Almost every player that made it the top was ranked in the top 100 as an 18-year-old. And all of these guys were going deep into slams by age 18. Not Roddick. Federer and Courier weren't doing so hot in the Slams at 18 either.
Based on his current status compared to past top teen players, Sam Querrey will be lucky to crack the top 50. In a way, you're proving my point: you don't have to be number 1 in the world and/or win Grand Slams to be considered a good prospect.

And, seriously, there are a lot relatively late bloomers we're not mentioning to say how far Sam will go. In the juniors, steady baseliners usually excel. Guys with big attacking games, the ones that take longer to develop, don't do as well in the juniors but oftentimes go much further in the pros. For a kid who didn't live in an academy and turn pro at 16, Sam's play against Blake suggests surprising potential.

GRANITECHIEF
06-12-2006, 10:16 AM
Great win for Sam. Where does he go next? Will he try to qualify for Wimby? His game could do well there.

cmb
06-12-2006, 11:28 AM
I have to agree that Sam will reach much farther then barely cracking the top 50.
Reasons:
he is 6 foot 6 and still growing, with his size it is very difficult to excel in the juniors, with his height it take much longer to gain the coordination that some smaller players gain in their junior years, Hewitt, Nadal, Agassi, Chang, Becker, Etc.
Many people will try to make you beleive that this is a nonsense reason but I assure you that this is very true and realistic reason for some people to developafter 18-20 yrs old.

Style of play: along with the height factor there is a style of play that generally takes longer to mature and gain confidence in.

Combine these 2 factors and in 2-3 more year or maybe sooner I think sam can reach the top 10.


My 2 sense worth, feel free provide your feedback to my comments, good or bad...its only a message board haha

atatu
06-12-2006, 11:32 AM
In an earlier Sam thread, I predicted that he would have a better career than Gimelstop and Gambill, and I'm sticking to that, I think he has the potential to be a top 30 type player at the least.

Lee
06-12-2006, 12:47 PM
attorney atatu, I beg to differ.
Sammie Q is more precocious, physically more imposing, more atheletic with the volleys than Gimel and Gambill. I would say Sammie will hit the top 20 in a couple of years.

norcal
06-12-2006, 12:59 PM
attorney atatu, I beg to differ.
Sammie Q is more precocious, physically more imposing, more atheletic with the volleys than Gimel and Gambill. I would say Sammie will hit the top 20 in a couple of years.
You're agreeing with him not differing. I think living in NY has affected your brain function.

Lee
06-12-2006, 01:08 PM
i guess so!!! i am so glad that I'm coming back to norcal in three weeks!!!!

atatu
06-12-2006, 02:22 PM
i guess so!!! i am so glad that I'm coming back to norcal in three weeks!!!!

Are you still stopping at Newks on the way back ? You should check out Austin, it's pretty close and it's a good college town.

35ft6
06-23-2006, 11:40 AM
my main man sam warburg lost! nooooWarburg got ripped in the first round of Wimbledon qualies. Funny to see a local god getting clowned on the world stage.

EclipseRydr97
06-24-2006, 10:45 AM
Warburg got ripped in the first round of Wimbledon qualies. Funny to see a local god getting clowned on the world stage.


Too bad he played the #2 seed first round

dukemunson
06-25-2006, 10:49 AM
a bit sobering to see the differance between the guy who's 256 and 119 (Warburg and Carlsen, 6-0, 6-2)