Isner, Querrey could meet in N.Y.
Arthur Kapetanakis | February 15, 2019
Every Friday throughout the 2019 season, "Weekend Warriors" will spotlight the Americans who have advanced to the business end of ATP, WTA and USTA Pro Circuit tournaments. Stay tuned to see who is still standing heading into the weekend and where to watch their trophy chase.
Three American men remain at the upset-filled New York Open, where No. 1 seed John Isner, No. 6 Sam Querrey and unseeded Reilly Opelka are still in contention entering Friday's evening session. The three big men—Isner is 6-foot-10, Querrey 6-6 and Opelka 6-11—have taken full advantage of the slick, indoor hard courts to serve their way into the money rounds.
Isner will take on Australia's Jordan Thompson in the quarterfinals on Friday evening, following Opelka's quarterfinal match against Guillermo Garcia Lopez, with a potential all-American semifinal ahead, should both U.S. ADVERTISEMENT men win.
Querrey is already through to the semis, where he will face Canada's Brayden Schnur. The American will be a firm favorite against the 23-year-old, who picked up the first three ATP match victories of his career this week. Querrey gained a measure of revenge for his compatriot, the No. 2-seeded Frances Tiafoe, by dismissing Jason Jung in three quarterfinal sets on Friday afternoon (Jung upset Tiafoe in the Round of 16 on Thursday). He will have an opportunity to avenge No. 3 Steve Johnson's Round-of-16 loss to Schnur in Saturday's semifinal.
On the USTA Pro Circuit, top seed Martin Redlicki (semifinals) and unseeded Isaiah Strode (quarterfinals) are both still standing at the ITF World Tennis Tour M15 event in Tucson, Ariz., while No. 2 Allie Kiick will take on Usue Maitane Arconada in an all-U.S. semifinal at the ITF World Tennis Tour W25 event in Surprise, Ariz. No. 8 Ann Li is a quarterfinalist at the same event.
Tune to Tennis Channel for live coverage of the New York Open.