Ginepri and Querrey set up all-American final
Originally published on: 26/02/10 11:38
Sam Querrey cruised into the Indianapolis Championships final with a routine 6-4 6-4 victory over Frank Dancevic to set up an all-American final against Robby Ginepri.
With both players bothered by serving into the sun, No.3 seed Querrey was pegged back from a 4-0 lead in the second set as Dancevic broke twice, before breaking again.
The Canadian saved two match points in the final game before double faulting on the third one, handing Querrey his place in the final against Ginepri, who beat John Isner 6-4 6-3 in the other semi-final.
“I’ve trained 150 times with each of those guys, but we’ve never played a Tour match,” Querrey said afterwards.
“I’ve had three semi-finals here and now I’ve finally gone past that. I feel great, I’ve really improved my movement a lot from last season, that is key.”
It will be the second final in a fortnight for the world No.37, who made last week’s final at Newport, losing to Rajeev Ram.
“Hopefully, I get a win this time,” said Querrey, whose only ATP title came at Las Vegas in 2008. “It’s been a good two or three weeks.”
For Ginepri, reaching the final is a return to form for the American as he continues his recovery from appendicitis in March which kept him away from tennis for three months and saw him drop 30lbs.
The 2005 champion saved the five break points he faced against Isner, while breaking his Indianapolis doubles partner twice.
“I had a lot of ups and downs in the past years,” Ginepri said. “I am still trying to find the form from 2005, but reaching the final here is very encouraging.
“I am still not as sharp as 2005 but I’m improving,” the former world No.15 added. “I am serving really well and this is probably what got me to the final this week.”