French Open: Sam Querrey’s Gut Wrenching Loss

A Bitter Pill For Sam To Swallow

American, Sam Querrey learned a painful lesson today; he was up two sets to none and served for the match in the third set, only to waver beneath the ferocious and persistent onslaught of [13] Andrey Rublev.  It will be a bitter pill to swallow; however, that is what makes tennis fascinating for fans.  We get to see how belief and will can conquer reality. 

Rublev could have folded and given the victory easily to the American; yet, because of his belief and will to succeed, he never considered the score or paid attention to how much work he would have to do to get the victory. His reality was victory and with clarity and focus, his reality became truth.

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The Numbers Keep Decreasing

American Men (13)>>>>8 American Women (19) >>>>8
[21] John Isner
[27] Taylor Fritz

[36] Reilly Opelka
[47] Sam Querrey
[48] Tennys Sandgren
[59] Tommy Paul
[62] Steve Johnson
[67] Frances Tiafoe
[95] Marcos Giron
[177] Michael Mmoh (Q)
[211] Sebastian Korda (Q)
[234] Mackenzie McDonald
[302] Jack Sock (Q)  
[4] Sofia Kenin
[6] Serena Williams
[12] Madison Keys
[19] Alison Riske
[21] Jennifer Brady
[25] Amanda Anisimova
[29] Sloane Stephens
[53] Cori Gauff

[55] Shelby Rogers
[57] Danielle Collins
[59] Jessica Pegula
[60] Bernarda Pera
[67] Lauren Davis
[70] Venus Williams
[73] Madison Brengle
[79] Christina McHale
[101] Kristie Ahn
[170] Catherine Bellis
[185] Varvara Lepchenko (Q)
American men and women in singles draws
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Fallen Non-American Seeds

There were two seeded upsets today.  On paper they may appear as upsets; however, they were not going into Roland Garros with much confidence and that gave their opponents an opportunity to gain the victory.  [26] Donna Vekic lost in straight sets to qualifier, [142] Irina Bara and [31] Nikoloz Basilashvili lost to [84] Thiago Monteiro in three sets.

Americans Remaining In Singles

I was a bit surprised that Brady lost; yet, making the transition to clay is often not the easiest thing for Americans to do.  Thus, at the end of the day there are eight men and eight women left in the singles draw (those in red won their first round matches today).

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