Anderson vs. Querrey
|Date & Time||Monday July 10, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Sam Querrey and Kevin Anderson meet in the fourth round of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Sam Querrey is coming off a five sets win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga that took 49 games to decide. In the victory, Querrey won 88 percent of his first serve points and 48 percent of his second serve points. Querrey continues to get the job done with his serve, as he’s lost a combined 32 first serve points in his first three matches and has produced 54 aces in his last two matches. Querrey is doing a great job of controlling what he can control and doing just enough on the return to get the victory. Querrey has to love his chances to advance even further if he continues to get a ton of free points with his service game. Querrey hopes to make his second career grand slam quarterfinal and first since last years Wimbledon. Querrey has won five of his last seven matches on grass court.
Kevin Anderson is coming off a straight sets win over Ruben Bemelmans that took 36 games to decide. In the victory, Anderson won 93 percent of his first serve points and 81 percent of his second serve points. Anderson dropped just nine service points in his third round victory and has lost a combined 10 first serve points in his last two matches. While Anderson has struggled with consistency the last two years, he’s clearly found his rhythm in this tournament and will be a tough out in this match if he can continue to power his way through and not come close to being broken. Anderson hopes to make his second career grand slam quarterfinal and first since the 2015 US Open. Anderson has won six of his last nine matches on grass court.
These two have played 13 times and Querrey has won eight of those meetings. The most recent match was in the 2015 Miami Masters, a match Anderson won in three sets. This will be the second meeting on grass.
Two players who have found their form and are considered two of the top servers in the game when they’re playing well. Here you are. This match could go either way in a long drawn out match, but I’m going to side with Querrey. He’s been the most consistent player overall and has also had more success on the return, which will be key here.
Querrey moves onto the quarters for a second straight year.