21 February 2007

Sam Querrey: Tennis Historian

He's only 19. He's only 19. He's only 19. I'll just sit over here and keep repeating that to myself.

Querrey hits with Andy Roddick, the top seed in San Jose this week, and has beaten the No. 4 player in a practice match. He's also beaten former No. 1 Pete Sampras during practice and has worked with Jimmy Connors.

“I guess it's cool to meet Connors but Roddick is really my idol,” Querrey said. “He's more my age. I didn't know Connors held the record for being No. 1 so many weeks in a row.”

Querrey also said that beating Sampras “wasn't that cool because he hasn't played in five years. I was more excited beating Andy.”