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Querrey commits to play Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. — Popular American ATP World Tour star Sam Querrey has committed to compete in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, which will be hosted July 4 - 10, 2011 on the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Querrey, who is currently ranked No. 28 in the ATP World Tour South African Airways rankings, was a finalist at the Newport event in 2009. He joins a dynamic player field that features some of this season’s top newsmakers including Ivo Karlovic, who famously fired the fastest serve in tennis history in March; 18-year old Ryan Harrison, a rising American star; and Ryan Sweeting, who went from wild card entry to champion at the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston earlier this year. Hosted in the week after Wimbledon, the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships draws 32 top ATP World Tour players to compete in the only grass court pro tournament in North America.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Newport,” said Querrey. “It’s a fun tournament, the fans are great and the opportunity to play in a facility with such great history is something I really enjoy.”

Querrey has consistently been among the top American players since 2008. In January 2011, he reached a career high ranking of No. 17. He is a six-time ATP World Tour singles champion, including four titles that he captured last summer en route to his first Top-20 season ending finish. His best singles results this season have included reaching the third round at Indian Wells and the quarterfinals at Memphis.

Querrey is an accomplished doubles player as well, and has had a strong doubles season this year, reaching the finals in Houston and semifinals in Madrid. Last week, Querrey and John Isner won the title at the at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, an ATP World Tour 1000 level event. Isner and Querrey were finalists at the Rome tournament last year, and Querrey also won two other doubles titles last year - Memphis when partnered with Isner and San Jose with Mardy Fish.

Tickets for the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships are on sale now. Members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame save 30% on all tickets for Monday - Thursday sessions. To purchase tickets or learn more about the tournament or Hall of Fame membership, visit tennisfame.com or call 401-849-6053 or 866-914-FAME (3263).

A variety of special events including Family Weekend, free tennis lessons, and the Angela Moore Fashion Show will complement another exciting week of ATP World Tour tennis. A highlight of the tournament week will be the International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m., prior to the tournament’s semifinal matches. The one and only Andre Agassi, former world No. 1, eight-time grand slam champion, and one of the most revered athletes in history is the sole inductee in the Recent Player Category. In the Contributor Category, Peachy Kellmeyer, who was the very first employee and director of the WTA in 1973 and still serves the organization today, will be inducted for her immense contributions in the development of women’s tennis.

For additional information, please call the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053 or 866-914-FAME (3263) or visit tennisfame.com.

 

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