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Querrey triumphs in Mexico

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Originally published on 06/08/17 00:00

The American, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon last month, fired 15 aces as he bagged the 10th title of his career. It’s the first time since 2010 that he haswon  multiple trophies in a season and he is projected to reach the top 20 when the rankings are updated on Monday.

“It’s really exciting to win here,” said the attack-minded American. “I felt like I played really well so I’m already excited to come back next year. I think the last couple of months have been the best I’ve played, and if I can keep this going like the rest of the year, it’ll be my best year on tour yet.”

At the Citi Open in Washington. D.C, Alexander Zverev’s excellent season continues and he will go in search of a 5th career title this evening. The German overcame Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 n the semi-finals and it was his serve that proved to be the key difference.

The Rome Masters champion won 94 per cent of points behind his first delivery and he did not face a single break-point as he took just over an hour to dismiss a high calibre opponent.

“You can always try to find things to do better, but I’m not going to try to find things,” said Zverev. “I just beat the world No. 9. I played well from the baseline and returned really well. I’m happy with how I played.”

Kevin Anderson will be Zverev's opponent in the final. The big-serving South African reached a championship match for the first time in over two years after a commanding 6-3 6-4 triumph over home-favourite Jack Sock.

“It’s great to get another win today,” said Anderson. “I felt I did quite a few things well today. There were things I could have done a little bit better, but the most important thing is I got the win and got myself the shot at the title tomorrow.”

 

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