When Sam Querrey beat the unbeatable #1 tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic at the 2016 Wimbledon, one of his acquaintances remarked, “Now this is a nice jumpstart to your career.” He thought, “God, it’s my tenth Wimbledon!’
Sam Querrey born ‘Samuel Austin Querrey’ in San Francisco USA, is ranked 117 and has won ten ATP singles titles. Regarded as one of the best servers on the tour, this 34 year old Californian had a career-high singles ranking of world No. 11, on February 26, 2018. Querrey is right-handed and uses a double-handed backhand.
|Prize money||US$ 13,401,198|
|Highest ranking||No. 11|
|Current ranking||No. 114|
|Social media profile||Twitter @samquerrey
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Personal Information and Relationships
Sam’s father, Mike, was also a talented baseball player who was drafted with the Detroit Tigers.
Querrey’s mother Chris would take her son to the La Cantera tennis club where she worked and he would spend entire days hitting against a ball machine.
In 2006 he made his pro debut by becoming the first player to win a challenger event. At the US Open, Querrey, a wildcard entry, defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.
The year 2007 saw the rise of Querry’s career. At the 2007 Australian Open, he defeated José Acasuso, the 27th seed, in the first round. In the same year, at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, in the quarterfinals, Sam Querrey set a new Open Era record against James Blake, by serving 10 aces in a row. Serving a total of 34 aces, he achieved the best result of his rising career. He ranked third behind Andy Roddick and James Blake.
In the 2009 Heineken Open in Auckland, Querrey made it to the final only to be defeated in straight sets by top-seed Juan Martín del Potro. In the SAP Open in San Jose he beat Denis Gremelmayr, in 52 minutes. In the same year in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, No. 3 seeded Querrey advanced to the final against first-time finalist Rajeev Ram. Querrey finished the year ranked a career-high No. 25, and as the No. 2 American behind Andy Roddick.
Querrey’s next tournament was the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, where he defeated fellow American John Isner, for the championship.
Querrey also teamed with Isner in the doubles, where they won the championship; Querrey became the first player to win the singles and doubles at Memphis simultaneously since 1981.
Querrey played in the 2010 Serbia Open and progressed to the final, where he faced Davis Cup teammate John Isner. Querrey defeated Isner, for his second title of the year, and his first ATP title on clay.
The victory in the final of the Aegon Championships made him the first American to win the tournament since Andy Roddick. The victory gave Querrey his third title of the season, the only player besides Rafael Nadal to win at least three titles, and made him the first player in 2010 to win titles on three different surfaces.
In the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles final, Querrey faced world No. 4 Andy Murray. Defeating him to claim his first successful title defence, making him the first man since Andre Agassi to win two consecutive titles at this tournament.
2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Querrey reached the final at Delray Beach to win his first ATP title since 2012 returning to the Top 50 of the world rankings.
At Wimbledon, Querrey defeated Novak Djokovic, his first win over a No. 1 ranked player. He continued his winning streak by defeating Nicolas Mahut to become the first American man to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, the 2011 U.S. Open.
Prize Money Earnings
As per data published in the ATP journal, Sam has collectively earned prize money of over USD 13 million.
Sam has an estimated net worth of USD 12 million.
Endorsements and Sponsors
- Fila signed an apparel and shoe deal with Querrey in 2014. He is seen sporting a hat with the Fila logo and wears the Fila Axilus 2 Energised shoes on the court.
- Querrey has a racquet deal with Babolat and his current racquet on court is the Babolat Pure Aero Plus.
- ROKiT, the global telecoms company, signed a multi-year deal with Querrey in 2019.
- Querrey endorses Carbonadi vodka in a deal signed in 2018 but like most sportspeople does not wear the logo on court.
- Querrey passed up a full scholarship with the University of Southern California and turned pro in 2006 straight out of high school.
- His fans, part of his “Samurai Club” started by his friends from the Thousand Oaks High School often wear Samurai pants with “Samurai” or “Sam” spelled out on their chests.
- Along with his 10 singles titles, this team player has five titles in doubles.
- In his younger years he played basketball, baseball, soccer and football and nowadays plays golf and table tennis.
- In 2015, he appeared on reality TV show “Millionaire Matchmaker”.