Is Querrey Finnish

Sam will make it back into the top 40

  • Yes

    Votes: 20 62.5%
  • No

    Votes: 12 37.5%

  • Total voters
    32

bjk

Hall of Fame
Querrey turns 31 next week which means that he is officially old. Over the years, Querrey hasn't really improved or added anything to his game, and his ranking didn't improve over his 2010 level until he reached the semis of Wimbledon last year. This year he hasn't shown the ability to beat any top players other than a tired Isner in Cincy and Cilic in Davis Cup. Until he beat Isner in a third set TB he had lost six deciding TBs in a row.

So is this it for Surfer Sam? No more tanking matches like his legendary point penalty on match point in Miami for lack of effort? Or will be willing to enter qualifying in tournaments where he once used to be seeded? He will be ranked 62 next week if he can't defend 90 points in Shanghai. 31 used to be over the hill but plenty of players manage to make a big run in their early 30s, like Chardy this year. But is Sam that kind of player?
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
Querrey is lazy. Lazy ages fast.
Querrey might not be lazy or undisciplined, he's not Sock. He just might not care. And if he doesn't really care then I don't see him trying to scrape out points to stay on tour. He could've gone to Newport to pick up some cheap points but Johnson picked up 250 easy points instead.
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
Querrey does have an unusual combination of low first-in rate and high ace rate. About 30% of his first serves are aces which has to be the highest on tour
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
He has got to be the most boring American to watch, and that includes Isner in the equation. No real loss here from a tennis aesthetic standpoint.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Sam has had a subpar 2018 compared to nearing the top 10 in 2017. I guess he is inconsistent and had lightening in a bottle at Wimbledon 2016 and 2017.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Querrey turns 31 next week which means that he is officially old. Over the years, Querrey hasn't really improved or added anything to his game, and his ranking didn't improve over his 2010 level until he reached the semis of Wimbledon last year. This year he hasn't shown the ability to beat any top players other than a tired Isner in Cincy and Cilic in Davis Cup. Until he beat Isner in a third set TB he had lost six deciding TBs in a row.

So is this it for Surfer Sam? No more tanking matches like his legendary point penalty on match point in Miami for lack of effort? Or will be willing to enter qualifying in tournaments where he once used to be seeded? He will be ranked 62 next week if he can't defend 90 points in Shanghai. 31 used to be over the hill but plenty of players manage to make a big run in their early 30s, like Chardy this year. But is Sam that kind of player?

Let's see...

2018 - Made over $800,000 playing tennis, not including sponsorship and gratuities, while travelling the world. I am sure everyone who had that kind of job would be ready to call it quits.

Only thing would be, is he settled enough for his family life. If not, then he might change things up.
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
I don't think the big changes in Querrey's life are going to help him focus on his floundering (dead) career. I don't think that big change aka the new wife is a big tennis fan. The one time I saw her in the stands of a Querrey match she was doing her nails.
 

Bukowski

Professional
I think he will make it back in the top 40. But I’d agree that he never really improved anything in his game. Maybe if he had improved his slice, movement, and transition game he could’ve cracked the top 10. He also lacks that killer instinct that most elite players seem to have.
 

kramer woodie

Professional
Querrey turns 31 next week which means that he is officially old. Over the years, Querrey hasn't really improved or added anything to his game, and his ranking didn't improve over his 2010 level until he reached the semis of Wimbledon last year. This year he hasn't shown the ability to beat any top players other than a tired Isner in Cincy and Cilic in Davis Cup. Until he beat Isner in a third set TB he had lost six deciding TBs in a row.

So is this it for Surfer Sam? No more tanking matches like his legendary point penalty on match point in Miami for lack of effort? Or will be willing to enter qualifying in tournaments where he once used to be seeded? He will be ranked 62 next week if he can't defend 90 points in Shanghai. 31 used to be over the hill but plenty of players manage to make a big run in their early 30s, like Chardy this year. But is Sam that kind of player?
bjk

Would it be unreasonable to recommend you just ask him if he is finished? Can't you just twit him for an answer? I am sure he would be happy to advise you.

Aloha
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
Querrey vs Schwartzman coming up. Lurch vs. Peter Dinklage. Querrey will not manage better than 40% on his second serve and will lose in straights.
 
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Ann

Hall of Fame
Well, discussing Querry and making threads about him is certainly better than taking care of those ATP players ranked in the high hundreds chosen randomly.
I beg to differ, I believe my Atilla thread was epic. He just turned 30 and will someday make you eat your words …. Or deliver your newspaper if you move to Hungary....
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
I beg to differ, I believe my Atilla thread was epic. He just turned 30 and will someday make you eat your words …. Or deliver your newspaper if you move to Hungary....
Agree. Your Attila (shame on you, you misspelled it) was an honorable exception. I was close to develop a man crush for him.
 
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Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Querrey does have an unusual combination of low first-in rate and high ace rate. About 30% of his first serves are aces which has to be the highest on tour
Just like me. My service points are either first serve aces or double faults.
Not a big deal for me in singles, though my doubles partners are terribly delighted.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Nh, not Finnish.. he's Western 'Merican.

Despite his advanced age of 31, Sam did not reach his peak (#11) til 2017-2018. Never quite made it to the top 10 but, I believe, that he might have been the #1 US player at one time (sometime after ARod retired?). Still in the top 50 as of this month. Can still stir things up but hasn't gone deep at any big events since his QF loss to Raonic at IW in 2018.

He has got to be the most boring American to watch, and that includes Isner in the equation. No real loss here from a tennis aesthetic standpoint.
Don't believe that Abby finds him boring...

 
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