14 Jun 2010

Querrey wins Queens

6:02 am on 14 June 2010

Sam Querrey joined a prestigious group of American winners of the Queens's Club grasscourt tennis title when he boomed down 15 aces to beat friend Mardy Fish in the final in London.

Querrey, the seventh seed, came through a hard-hitting contest 7-6 7-5 to claim his third title of a productive year and earmark him as a dark horse for the Wimbledon championships which starts next week.

The towering 22-year-old seized his chance to win the title after the draw was shredded by a cull of all the top seeds including world number one Rafael Nadal, four-times champion Andy Roddick and last year's winner Andy Murray.

As well as Roddick, the gigantic trophy which must be one of the largest in tennis, has also been lifted by Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Todd Martin.