Second seed Sam Querrey extended his win streak in Los Angeles to a lucky 13 matches with a 6-0 6-2 victory against Ricardas Berankis in the final.
The world no. 103 Berankis was playing in his first ATP final. The American made his presence known early, taking the first set to love in just 18 minutes. In a post-match interview, Berankis admitted “My nerves were playing me in the first set, that’s for sure”. After a swift first set, Berankis’ nerves began to fade and he was able to win his first two games in an ATP final. However, Querrey proved to be too much for him to handle and the American took the second set 6-2 in a match that lasted just 52 minutes. With his win in Los Angeles, Querrey’s ATP ranking jumped 19 spots to no. 38. The American reached a peak ranking of 17 in 2011, and is hoping to improve upon his ranking before the start of the US Open. He said, “I’m hoping I can just keep this up and play well the entire summer and keep going. I’ve got Washington D.C. next week, so I’m just trying to continue to ride the train and hopefully play well all the way through the US Open”.
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