Chilean tennis player, Christian Garin has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 ATP Houston Open. At this stage of the tournament, Garin will play against the number 8 seed, Sam Querrey from the United States.
Christian Garin enters this match having won his previous match in straight sets. During the win, Garin served exceptionally well as he won 70% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. In addition to that, Christian Garin also won 4 return games to set up a very easy win. It has been a strong tournament for Garin as he has already beaten the number 2 seed, Jeremy Chardy. This match is expected to be a challenge for Christian Garin since his opponent is also playing good tennis.
On the other side of the court, Sam Querrey also won his previous match in straight sets. Similar to his opponent, Querrey also had a very strong serving display. Sam Querrey hit 23 aces which allowed him to win 66% of his service points and 100% of his service games. Querrey won no break points which is a concerning statistic but considering his opponent, it is not a huge cause for concern. Sam Querrey is playing in his home country which seems to be giving the American a huge boost in this tournament.
This will be the first time that Sam Querrey and Christian Garin will be playing each other at an ATP event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Sam Querrey to win this match. Querrey and Garin have both played well in this tournament but I see the American as the stronger player. Sam Querrey also has the home advantage so that should give him an edge over Christian Garin. Sam Querrey is a top seed for this event and I see him making the final of the ATP Houston Open.