ATP Tour

Querrey reaches Metz quarters

2013-09-18 18:00
Sam Querrey (AFP)
Metz - Sixth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States has made the Moselle Open quarter-finals on Wednesday after his opponent, French wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu, retired while trailing 6-2.

Querrey broke Mathieu twice and served an ace to take the first set.

Querrey will play another Frenchman in the next round, either second-seeded Gilles Simon or Kenny De Schepper.

Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Albano Olivetti moved into the second round with straight-set wins.

Berlocq, who won the Swedish Open in July, did not face any break points in his 6-3, 6-4 victory over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, while Mahut beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Wild card Olivetti defeated 2010 runner-up Mischa Zverev of Germany 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Mahut won two titles in the summer and is enjoying his best season.

He blew a 4-2 lead in the first set but still won the tiebreaker before breaking Mayer in the opening game of the second set.

Ranked 254th in the world, Olivetti saved four break points in the first set and fired a total of 20 aces.

In his return from a knee injury, top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was set to play Edouard-Roger Vasselin in an all-French match later on Wednesday.

Results from the third day of the ATP Metz Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

Second round:
Tobias Kamke (GER) bt Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Sam Querrey (USA x6) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-2 - retired

First round:

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt Jir Vesely (CZE) 6-3, 6-4
Albano Olivetti (FRA) bt Mischa Zverev (GER) 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

Read more on:    atp tour  |  moselle open  |  sam querrey  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.