|Sam Querrey defaulted his semifinal in Houston with a pinched|
nerve in his back. Photo by Paul Bauman
Just when the 26-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis finally had a good tournament, he got injured.
Querrey reached the semifinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston last week to improve 11 places to No. 71 in the world. However, he defaulted against third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain with a pinched nerve in his back. It's uncertain when Querrey will return to the tour.
Querrey, 6-foot-6 (1.98 meters), had plunged from No. 19 last July to No. 82. He climbed to a career-high No. 17 in January 2011.
Bradley Klahn, 23 years old, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 65 in singles (no change), No. 135 in doubles (+1).
Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 38 in doubles (+1), unranked in singles.
Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 71 in singles (+11), No. 113 in doubles (+2).
Dmitry Tursunov, 31 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 33 in singles (-1), No. 95 in doubles (no change).
Nicole Gibbs, 21 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- Career-high No. 166 in singles (+2), No. 405 in doubles (+2).
Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 15 in doubles (no change), No. 1,097 in singles (-3).