Thousand Oaks, California
A powerful baseliner whose serve and forehand are explosive weapons, Querrey produced a break-out season in 2010 winning four titles — Los Angeles, Queen's Club, Belgrade and Memphis — on three different surfaces in five finals to earn his first Top 20 ranking. Several of his high school buddies, "The Samurais", served as vocal supporters during Querrey's American matches. He underwent right elbow surgery on June 16th, 2011, in New York and missed nearly three months of that season recovering. Querrey ended a two-year title drought by capturing his third career Los Angeles title in July, 2012. In June 2015, the American beat No. 13 Gilles Simon in the quarterfinals of Nottingham, but lost to Denis Istomin 7-6(1), 7-6(6) in the final. Querrey comes from an athletic family. His father, Mike, was drafted by Detroit Tigers but opted to play college baseball instead. Sam's younger sister, Ellen, was a standout volleyball player at Thousand Oaks High School. Querrey, who was a late-blooming tennis junior, declined a full scholarship to play tennis at USC in order to pursue a pro career.