ATP Tour

Querrey edges past Nieminen

2013-08-21 22:00
Sam Querrey (Getty Images)
Winston-Salem - American Sam Querrey has edged Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (12) Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Winston-Salem Open.

Querrey overcame losing the first set and five match points in the third-set tiebreaker.

The 29th-ranked Querrey will face unseeded Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania, who advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut.

Querrey is one of two American players remaining in the Winston-Salem Open, the final hard-court tournament before the U.S. Open next week.

Qualifier Steve Johnson, who upset second-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy on Tuesday, will face Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu later Wednesday.

No. 22 Tommy Robredo and No. 27 Benoit Paire also will play later.

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