Sam Querrey has joined the ranks of Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors in winning his third title at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles. On Sunday Querrey stopped first-time finalist Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-2 to extend his win streak in Los Angeles to 13.
â€œI feel like I always play well here,â€ said Querrey. â€œI grew up kind of playing around this area and Iâ€™m really comfortable out there on the courts. Itâ€™s fun to play in front of my friends and family. It all came together this week, and especially today.â€
“I was nervous in the first set, that’s for sure. I didn’t play as I would like to play,” said Berankis. “In the second set, a couple of games, here and there, I loosened up a little bit. The crowd helped me. The crowd was great and I really enjoyed it. I was trying to stay focused and trying to do my best.”
Berankis had a career week as the first Lithuanian-born player to reach an ATP World Tour final.
Querreyâ€™s win puts him in a first place tie in the Emirates US Open Series with Andy Roddick.
â€œIâ€™m hoping I can just keep this up and play well the entire summer and keep going,â€ Querrey Â said. â€œIâ€™ve got Washington D.C. next week, so Iâ€™m just trying to continue to ride the train and hopefully play well all the way through the US Open.
â€œIâ€™d love to be seeded at the Open, thatâ€™s one of my goals. Iâ€™m going to be pretty close after this week so hopefully with a few more good weeks I can make it into the Top 32 and be seeded there. And Iâ€™d love to get back into the Top 20, where I was a year-and-a-half ago, so thatâ€™s my big goal right now.â€
The 24 year old is projected to move into the top 40 when the next rankings come out.