(Reuters) – American Sam Querrey fired his 13th ace on fit level to dispatch emerging South African ability Lloyd Harris 7-6(2) 6-2 within the first spherical of the New York Open on Tuesday.
The large-serving Querrey proved too sturdy for the 21-year-old Harris, who’s the second-highest ranked South African and a emerging celebrity who made it via qualifiers to compete in final yr’s U.S. Open and this yr’s Australian Open.
Harris had no solution for Querrey’s blistering serves and punishing groundstrokes unleashed from the outset at the black exhausting courts of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Querrey will subsequent face both Croat Ivo Karlovic or Moldovan Radu Albot, who play their first spherical fit on Wednesday.
Querrey’s win capped a just right day for the homeland American citizens as Louisiana local Ryan Harrison’s pinpoint serving despatched Canadian Peter Polansky packing in a 6-Three 6-Four direction previous within the day.
Reporting through Rory Carroll; enhancing through Sudipto Ganguly