Sam Querrey Comes Back To Deny Taylor Fritz In Acapulco; Dominic Thiem Downs Grigor Dimitrov
by Staff | February 26th, 2016, 1:03 am
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Sam Querrey overcame a shaky first set to stop the run of surging 18-year-old American Taylor Fritz 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinal at Acapulco late Thursday night.

Querrey, the winner in Delray Beach on Sunday, was broken twice and dominated early by the young Fritz who made the Memphis finals earlier this month. But Querrey secured a late break in the second and kept control in the third to get the win.

While Fritz will become the highest ranked 18-year-old in the Top 100 on Monday, Querrey moves on to face the in-form Dominic Thiem who topped Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 6-2 in an electric first time meetings.

“Breaking him in the first game of the second set was maybe the deciding moment of this match,” Thiem said. “The key of this match was to win the first set. I started to play better and better and the momentum swung to my side.

“Of course if you’re a set and a break up,” he said. “You think you have momentum on your side but there’s still a very long way to go. My opinion is that Grigor is an unbelievable player with a beautiful game. I hope in the near future we are at the top together.”

Since a third round loss at the Australian Open to David Goffin, Thiem has won 11 of his last 12 matches with titles in

In the first semifinal tomorrow, Alexandr Dolgopolov battles Bernard Tomic for a 10th time with the Ukranian ahead 6-3.

“I’ll try to do the same as all the other matches I’ve played here,” Dolgopolov said. “I played aggressive here today and that’s what I need to do tomorrow.

“We’ve played a lot of times, he’s a tricky player. He slices well, he plays all around the court, serves well and breaks up your rhythm. I think it will be on my racquet because I risk a bit more than him in general.”

In the women’s semifinals, Dominika Cibulkova clashes with Christina McHale and in the other it’s Sloane Stephens against Yanina Wickmayer.


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22 Comments for Sam Querrey Comes Back To Deny Taylor Fritz In Acapulco; Dominic Thiem Downs Grigor Dimitrov

AndyMira Says:

VP..i know you said you’re not going to go online today but hey..tomic and the dog are having a great match right now..go watch it..that way you don’t have to watch a “replay” and act like a “live” match..LOL..he!he!


AndyMira Says:

VP!..yo where are you bro?thiem on fire right now..watch him..i demand you..don’t say i don’t remind you..


AndyMira Says:

God VP,thiem was awesome,amazing..there is no doubt with this perfomance he will win it tomorrow..somehow i felt less angry towards rafa for losing to thiem..


Van Persie Says:

Good morning AM, just woke up now, having my first coffee of the day :)
Am very happy for Thiem, will try to watch the final tomorrow, but I cannot promise I will be able to be up so early :D


AndyMira Says:

VP!at last!..so you get to watch him?or watch a “replay” once again?He’s brilliant right?The way he struck a winner and go for every ball reminds me of nole..if he keep playing like this,tomic certainly don’t have a chance tomorrow..


AndyMira Says:

Oopps i forgot to say good morning to you too vp..


Van Persie Says:

AM, no worries. Let’s forget about the formalities ;). Well, seeing the score, I a sure he was awesome. Will now have to search for a “replay”.


AndyMira Says:

VP,after seeing thiem played..you are right..he made sound exactly like nole..you know what more?I found other similarities between him and rafa..his b#$%!exactly,totally alike..like a twin..so..no plan for today?


Van Persie Says:

AM, I have cleaned a bit the house, was out for lunch…waiting now for the Baghdatis-Wawa match.
I do not see Thiem as Rafa’s twin :)


AndyMira Says:

VP..well you’ve got luck,it’s my turn to see the replay tomorrow..but lucky me,i will not pretend it was live like some people!Anyway VP..i’m not refer thiem’s face looks like rafa but ‘something’ else..but if you do not agree that’s ok..


AndyMira Says:

VP..i sensed that somehow i’ve hurt your feeling somewhere,please forgive me if so..never meant to..i hate myself for doing so..sorry ok?


Van Persie Says:

AM, good morning :)
Just woke up, I am watching the last games from match.. U did not hurt me, U appologize to much


Van Persie Says:

Happy, that Thiem is doing soo well :)


Van Persie Says:

Congrats Thiem!!!


AndyMira Says:

VP..it’s good to hear from you at last..oh..by the way good morning to you too..what did i told you?Thiem’s gonna win it right?But compared to yesterday..he made too many UE’s today and his game not as brilliant as yesterday..i bet if his level same like yesterday,he will finished tomic in just 2 sets..and thiem’s gonna be my new man!


Van Persie Says:

AM, I have watched only the 4 last games, I was not able to get up earlier, so I do not know exactly, how he played. I am very glad for him. Hope he will make it to top 10 this year, and more perhaps
Have now 2 favorites to follow :Nole and Thiem


AndyMira Says:

Yes vp,you know with this win,he will move to 14th..i can’t wait to see him at IW..based on his current form,he will trouble his senior no matter who..we can see his confidence ooze from him..we’ll see about that in 2 weeks time..


Van Persie Says:

The real test for him will be when he will play Nole, Andy and other guys from Top 10. Ok, he did manage to beat Rafa, but Rafa is not in the best shape
It is a really great achievement in February for Thiem, he won 2 titles, but we have to see him on masters and GS-level.
Hope he will do good ;)


AndyMira Says:

You absolutely right vp,that’s why i can’t wait to see how he’s gonna fare there..it’s ironic right?It was tomic who noisely announced to break top 10 this year but thiem with his very cool demeanor and good attitude will be first to get there[i very much hope so]..like you i hope not only he can maintain this form but to improve even more in the coming months..


Van Persie Says:

AM, will go now offline, if you should write me more and get no answer from me, please do not think, you hurt me ;)
Wish you a lovely day or evening.


AndyMira Says:

Sure VP,it was nice chatting with you..actually in my post yesterday,i thought i write something a little bit rude to you[at least to my hearing]..and i got terrible feeling in my stomach about that and coupled with your silence last nite makes me think that what i assumed was right..i’m a very gentle person and i can’t bear if i thought i hurt someone..especially you who became important to me as a friend..thank you for that…ookayy..enought sappy things..have a good weekend vp..wish you every happiness in the world!!!


Van Persie Says:

AM, you think to much about, what others might say about you….and trust me, if you would have offended me somehow, I would have told you.
And it is only a tennis site here, everybody is wearing a “mask”, you do not have to take everything so serious. Chill a bit ;)

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