Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Questioning Querrey

Um, so Sam Querrey won the US Open Series.


When did that happen?

I know he did well early on and won a title and what-not, but it was one measly title! What about guys like Federer and Murray, who went deep into Masters events and split them? Actually, I would have sworn it would be Murray - how, exactly, does what Querrey has done trump winning Montreal and following it with semis in Cincinatti?

This is weird. I've always remembered the US Open series winners as... well, sensible. You know, people that should be winning stuff. Nothing against Sam Querrey - he's obviously had a great summer, picking up that title and all - but he's not exactly a worldbeater. I wouldn't rank him among my big time picks for the US Open, let's put it that way. (Watch him go and pull a Marcos now I've said that. Just watch.)

Long and the short of the matter is that I don't understand how Querrey won this. I'm not exactly a rankings/maths whiz, as readers of this blog will know by my frequent 'I don't understannnnnnnnd!' rants, but this one just seems a little... weird.

Today's Results

Pilot Pen Tennis (New Haven)

Men's Draw

Sam Querrey def. Bjorn Phau, 7-5 6-3
Igor Andreev def. Frederico Gil, 6-4 6-4
Jurgen Melzer def. Victor Hanescu, 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-1
Leonardo Mayer def. Simone Bolelli, 6-2 6-4
Jose Acasuso def. Igor Kunitsyn, 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-3
Nikolay Davydenko def. Fabrice Santoro, 7-5 6-3

Women's Draw

Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Yanina Wickmayer, 6-4 5-7 7-6 (7-2)
Caroline Wozniacki def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-1 6-4
Flavia Pennetta def. Iveta Benesova, 7-6 (7-1) 6-4
Virginie Razzano def. Agnieszka Radwanska, 3-6 6-4 retired
Elena Vesnina def. Samantha Stosur, 3-6 6-4 6-4


cms said...

They started giving way too many points to the 250 series this year. I think Ginepri came in second, or somewhere in the top 5. Laughable. It just means it's become a meaningless distinction, being the winner of the USO Series.

Does Querrey get the $1M for winning the series, or only in the are-you-kidding-me event that he wins USO?

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