Anderson Outserves Querrey for ATP New York Open TItle
by Staff | February 19th, 2018, 12:48 am
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Top-seeded South African Kevin Anderson won his first ATP title in three years on Sunday, defeating No. 2 seed Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(1) for the inaugural New York Open championship.


It was Anderson’s first title since the 2015 Winston-Salem Open after battling back from injures.

“Tennis is a tough sport,” Anderson said afterwards. “You play three, four, five matches sometimes to get to the final and if it doesn’t go your way, it’s pretty tough to deal with even though you’ve had a great week. I’ve been to quite a few finals. It really means a lot to me to get through today.”

The 31-year-old will move to a career-best No. 9 in the ATP Rankings on Monday.

Anderson was 0-3 in his last three tour finals.

“One of the big goals I had for this year was to try to be a bit more successful in that final stage,” Anderson said. “It feels great to come through and get today’s win. It gives me a lot of confidence for the year.”

Anderson amazingly needed three sets to win all four of his matches in New York.

Each player broke three times in the first two sets. The third set went to a tiebreak which the South African closed out.

“[It was] a couple points here and there,” Querrey said. “The way he plays it doesn’t let you play that much because he goes so much, so you don’t really get that comfortable out there. But it could have gone either way.”

Anderson’s win evened their 16 meetings on tour.

Three years ago Anderson spent one week in he Top 10, and now he will climb to a career-best No. 9.

Querrey fell to 10-8 in career finals. Last year he won titles at Los Cabos and Acapulco, both on hardcourts.


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49 Comments for Anderson Outserves Querrey for ATP New York Open TItle

SG1 Says:

Tournament in NY and nobody gives a…well you know. Hopefully, the turnout was good.


rognadfan Says:

I watched the highlights of the final! ;)


Humble Rafa Says:

Tournament in NY and nobody gives a…well you know. Hopefully, the turnout was good.

This was the highlight of the tournament, according to insiders.

https://deadspin.com/donald-young-accuses-ryan-harrison-of-racist-remarks-du-1822962921


SG1 Says:

Interested in seeing how this plays out. If it was during the match, it seems reasonable that the umpires, lines people,fans or ball kids must have heard something. Can’t imagine they were whispering in each others ears.


SG1 Says:

In any case, a nice win for Anderson. Querrey has been very good the last couple of seasons. I would have picked Querrey to win this on his home turf given that it’s a pretty even match up.


Humble Rafa Says:

Both of them are such disgrace to the human race, it’s hard to tell who might have started the whole thing or who said what.


Humble Rafa Says:

He is the Rolls-Royce of tennis. He is like the Patek Philippe of watches.

Why don’t people speak of me like this? Don’t they have manners?


j-kath Says:

Humble Rafa:

I think you are a “Cartier”….why bother with PP watches?


Willow Says:

Actually agree with HR on the whole Harrison / Young thing, as bad as each other ….


Willow Says:

Thanks for the info Giles ….


the_mind_reels Says:

Not terribly surprising to see Nadal at the top and Federer half a percent behind over their career. Interestingly, over the last 52 weeks, it’s Federer on top (61%) and Nadal nipping at his heels (60.6%).

Really shows how tough it is to beat the guys at the very top.


Willow Says:

Any chance of an Acapulco thread Sean please and thankyou ?


Humble Rafa Says:

I never get my own thread and don’t complain. I go out and get it done and stay humble.


skeezer Says:

^Well said #2.


Willow Says:

All i wanted was a thread for Acapulco, but i guess thats too much to ask, didnt expect the sarcastic comments that went after it, i thought it was a forum for fans of all players, oh forget it :-(


skeezer Says:

Willow,
A reasonable request. There is also Del Ray going on, I think they’ll get to it,.
But that is what happens here when they let the a poster like HR continue to mock Tennis.


Daniel Says:

Wawa had to retire in Marseille due to his left knee. His comeback not looking good and he also seems a bit heavy.


j-kath Says:

Agree Daniel…poor Stan – looks like he’s top of the wounded list. Has he got a trainer at the moment?


Tennis Vagabond Says:

This biggest shocker of that article is that Donald Young is 28 and Harrison is 25! I still thought they were kids on tour.


Daniel Says:

Federer out of Dubai, will rest till IW.

All eyes on Nadal’s return next week and if he can close the gap for IW, where the rankings can shift again.


Giles Says:

Daniel. What’s this obsession you have with points??


Humble Rafa Says:

Federer out of Dubai, will rest till IW.

His Highness will play two tournaments and rest two months. Then He will arise from the ashes when he smells grass. Having part time number 1 is like having an uncommitted gf.


fred stone Says:

hr
Your grammar is also not perfect and you can’t count.
IW is less than three weeks after Rotterdam, not two months.

#ParodyFail


Humble Rafa Says:

Dear Stoned Man,

I meant IW and Miami, then two months off. Humble thinks ahead.

Imperfect English grammar and pronunciation is part of Spanish culture, no? We like to point out grammar mistakes to our American friends because they know only one language and still screw it up. Not fair, no?


Daniel Says:

Giles,

Just find numbers exciting, engineer myself, can’t help it.

Also, Federer and Nadal exchange rankings several times in a year, both after 30 yld, is tennis zeitgeist for organizers and fans all over.


fred stone Says:

Mocker.
For all anyone knows Fed may play on clay this year.
No points to defend.
Play Madrid and FO, stay #1, go for year end #1.
You wouldn’t like that, would you?


skeezer Says:

fred stone,
No worries, this Clown always has difficulty explaining itself. It loves cats, that tells ya a lot.
#mockeroftennis


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Delray Beach turning into a mini-Milan Next Gen cup! Shapovalov affirming his status above Fritz in the pecking order, and he’ll get the winner of Chung/ Tiafoe in the semis.


fred stone Says:

Right you are, skeezer.
I should ignore that troll/hater of tennis and his two stooges who are all juvenile provokers and bring absolutely nothing but scorn of the game and disrespect to the people who post their observations honestly.
All three deserve a shadow ban if only that was possible.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

HR brings up a good point. What if Fed DOES skip the clay again this year? And the ATP is missing their other biggest stars, Novak, Andy, Stan…

If we take Fed out of it, I think in general, its not good for any sport when they’re #1 ranked guy, and #1 attraction, takes long hiatuses.

It may be necessary. It may be that Fed has ‘earned’ that right, or that he has no choice if he wishes to keep playing. As a longtime Fed fan, I’m happy to see him still playing at all. But what about young fans, just starting to watch? Surely the ATP can’t be happy to try to sell tournaments without stars. It can’t be good for growing the sport when #1 takes long breaks during the season.

Besides all that, I still hope he does what he needs to keep playing and winning. Just something to think about.

Its depressing that stars haven’t come up to make us FORGET about the guys who are missing, but ten years down the line, they still haven’t.


Margot Says:

TV: I’m not sure I agree with you. I’d be very interested to see a demographic breakdown of Fedal fans. I’d be surprised if the main demographic is under 30 TBH. Whatever you think about “Naughty” Nick Kyrgios he certainly brings the kids in, as does Gorgeous Grig. I bet your Shap does too.
Coupled with the fact that certainly in the UK, it’s not tennis that is popular, either as a spectator or participatory sport, amongst young people.Tennis is a minority sport and that wont change whoever does or does not turn up for tournaments.


j-kath Says:

I have to confess that Humble Rafa often makes me laugh….and with apologies to Fred Stone, HR’s “Stoned Man” is one of those occasions.

And, as TV indicated, HR can make a relevant point.


Giles Says:

HR is the most entertaining poster on Tennis X. Never mind what Mr. Stone says!


rognadfan Says:

Damn,
HR, ‘Mr. Obnoxious’ is really turning out to be the celebrity here. We can’t stop analyzing how his post are funny or not funny, offensive or not offensive, do we.
Good for you HR.

Yes, you occasionally write funny post, but your general loathing towards Fed, and apparently just him, offsets that.


fred stone Says:

Of course the Fed haters love hr, they’re all of the same ilk.
Wanting and enjoying the denigration of certain fans and players is no positive character trait.
I was just sticking up for the posters who are attacked by these tennis haters.
Thank you so much for your support.


fred stone Says:

That last sentence was sarcasm if you can’t figure it out.


AndyMira Says:

Hey hey hey!..i love HR funny post too!…Anyone who can make me smile or laugh in the sea of insult,boasting,bragging environment…gets a thumbs up from me…


rognadfan Says:

“Anyone who can make me smile or laugh in the sea of insult,boasting,bragging environment…gets a thumbs up from me…”

“It makes me think which group claims the the most insulting posts on TX.”


rognadfan Says:

“Anyone who can make me smile or laugh in the sea of insult,boasting,bragging environment…gets a thumbs up from me…”

It makes me think which group claims the the most insulting posts on TX.


j-kath Says:

It didn’t occur to me that HR’s joke about Mr. Stone’s Tx persona could possibly be perceived as some kind of insult to Roger. In the circumstances, perhaps HR may consider changing the nickname to “Stonewall Fred”….which is clearly personal and complimentary as well.


skeezer Says:

HR is a joke. Seems as though some here enjoy it’s mockery of Fed and the Game. Am sure this will be the same crowd that will welcome a Pseudo version of Andy or Novak that will post here soon, no? Whatever.
It’s shaming this poster attracts a crowd at all, and think mocking and making fun of possibly the greatest player to have ever graced the court is………entertaining? What’s entertaining is seeing this guy still play at such a high level and breaking records. Thank goodness this “HR” does not represent the global fan base of the Game, and the GOAT.

“Of course the Fed haters love hr, they’re all of the same ilk.”
True dat!


Willow Says:

HR has often mocked his namesake, and i remember some years back a poster called Roger Federer Fan that never posted anything to do with tennis, never mentioned Roger Federer, but came here and did nothing but trash Nadal, then there were two posters called Someone and Subo trashed Nadal no end, but to this day i have no clue what-so-ever who they were fans of because they never said, and never talked about tennis, same with HR no idea who he / she is a fan of, pseudo Fed fan, pseudo Rafa fan, pseudo Novak, Andy fan time will tell ?


Margot Says:

Whenever I find HR funny I have to lie down on my trusty sofa and sip a g ‘n t till it passes. Such a chore…;)


Giles Says:

12.53 pm. ALWAYS WHINING!! SOOOO BORRRING!!


j-kath Says:

Hi Margot: I’m the same – except mine’s a trusty \scotch. Talking about Scotch – couldn’t believe Scotland vs. England – didn’t even watch the first 15 minutes ….and now the Calcutta Cup!!! Grinning all over the place…..
Sorri Wales – so close – but who knows who will win the 6-Nations this year???????????
Hugs
K


Margot Says:

Fabulous match Kath! Way to go! Sooo happy! I saw Farrell had a punch up in the tunnel coming on! How I dislike that dude. Wales were outplayed, simple :’(


skeezer Says:

Chung Tiafoe finishing up

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