International Youth Movement In Friday Quarterfinals
Six-Time Champion Bryans Reach Doubles Semifinals
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Singles Second Round
[Q] Daniel Elahi Galan (Colombia) d  Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3 6-3
[WC] Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) d.  Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-3 6-4
 Jordan Thompson (Australia) d. [Q] Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 4-6 7-6(1) 7-5
 Sam Querrey (USA) d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 6-4 6-3
Doubles Quarterfinal Round
 Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA) d. Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (India) and Purav Raja (India) 7-6(5) 6-3
 Austin Krajicek (USA) and Artem Sitak (New Zealand) d. Ryan Harrison (USA) and Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 6-0 7-5
 Ken Skupski (GBR) and Neal Skupski (GBR) d. Jeremy Chardy (France) and Fabrice Martin (France) 3-6 6-3 14-12
ORDER OF PLAY – Friday, April 12, 2019
CENTER start 12:00 noon
[Q] Henri Laaksonen (Switzerland) vs Christian Garin (Chile)
 Sam Querrey (USA) vs [WC] Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia)
Casper Ruud (Norway) vs Marcel Granollers (Spain)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[Q] Daniel Elahi Galan (Colombia) vs  Jordan Thompson (Australia)
 Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA) vs Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan)
Court 3 start 4:30 pm
Ken Skupski (Great Britain) and Neal Skupski (Great Britain) vs  Austin Krajicek (USA) and Artem Sitak (New Zealand)
– Eight countries (Australia, Colombia, Chile, Norway, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States) are represented in the quarterfinals. That is the first time eight different nations are in the US Clay final eight since 1984.
– Four players aged 24-and-under have reached the last eight this week. At 20, Casper Ruud is the youngest of the final eight. He is joined by a pair of 22-year-olds – Daniel Elahi Galan and Christian Garin – and 24-year-old Jordan Thompson.
– Henri Laaksonen and Galan are the first qualifiers to reach the US Clay quarterfinals since Robby Ginepri did so in 2013. They are bidding to be first qualifiers to reach the semifinals since Houston resident Michael Russell in 2012. This marks the first time since 2000 that two qualifiers have reached US Clay quarterfinals (Ramon Delgado and Fernando Gonzalez).
– Garin was the 2013 French Open junior champion, defeating Alexander Zverev in the final.
– Janko Tipsarevic missed all of 2018 while undergoing a pair of hamstring operations. This is just his third tournament since returning to action, and he has reached his first quarterfinal since October 2016 in Shenzhen. At No. 372 in the world, he is the lowest ranked quarterfinalist in the tournament’s recorded history (since 1984). He breaks the record set in 2000 with No. 352 Fernando Gonzalez claimed the title.
– Sam Querrey, a two-time finalist at River Oaks, has reached the US Clay quarterfinals for the sixth time.
– Ruud is the son of Christian Ruud, the 1996 River Oaks International champion. Christian is here this week coaching his son.
– Marcel Granollers is the only past champion remaining in the field. He claimed the title in 2008, the first year US Clay was held at River Oaks.
– The win by Galan on Friday ended two-time defending champion Steve Johnson’s nine-match winning streak at River Oaks. Galan was a wild card entrant into qualifying, and has now won four straight matches at River Oaks.
–Thompson won just one ATP match in 2018. His victory Thursday was his 13th for 2019, equaling the career high he set in 2017.