Mahut vs. Querrey
|Date & Time||Monday July 4, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Sam Querrey and Nicolas Mahut square off in the fourth round of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Sam Querrey is coming off a four set victory over Novak Djokovic that took three hours. In the victory, Querrey won 79 of his 100 first serve points and racked up 56 winners and 52 unforced errors. Querrey is probably coming off the biggest win of his career and it’ll be interesting to see how he rebounds from such a performance. Querrey has a shot to make a deeper tournament run assuming he keeps hitting his spots, as he’s produced 81 winners in his last two matches. Querrey has never made the quarterfinals of a grand slam. Querrey has won seven of his last 10 matches on grass.
Nicolas Mahut is coming off a four set win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert that took a little over two hours. In the victory, Mahut won 56 of 74 first serve points and racked up 42 winners and 21 unforced errors. Mahut has won no less than 70 percent of his first serve points overall and has produced 86 winners in his last two matches. After upsetting David Ferrer in the second round, Mahut has a shot at his biggest grand slam victory of his career at 34 years old. Mahut has never made the quarterfinals of a grand slam. Mahut has won 12 of his last 14 matches on grass.
These two have played twice in the past and Mahut won both meetings. The matches took place in the 2016 Ricoh Open and 2015 US Open. Both matches were decided in three sets.
Querrey just dominated the best player in the world in a way we haven’t seen in quite some time. Querrey may come back to reality sooner than later, but he should have enough left in the tank to beat an older Mahut.
Look for Querrey to make the quarters for the first time.