Sam Querrey lone American to move on in day 1 in Atlanta- View: 1897 by Jared Lankes
On Monday was the first round in Atlanta for the BB&T Atlanta Open, as the world tour shifts its attention to America getting set for the U.S Open. There are quite a few Americans in this tournament but only one moved on Monday.
That was Sam Querrey who defeated fellow American Steve Johnson in straight sets. Sam won with the final score of 7-6(3) 7-5 in one hour and 32 minutes. In other American action Donald Young lost to Dudi Sela in two quick sets, by 6-3 6-0.
A really bad performance by Young, who failed to keep up with the expectations made after his name since reaching the third round at the French Open in June.
Among the Americans who still have to play in the first round are Smyzcek vs Harrison on Tuesday.
Top seed of the tournament is John Isner. After a Bye on the first round, John awaits the winner of the match to be played between Robby Ginepri and Sergiy Stakhovsky. Isner is the defending champion in Atlanta, after taking the title in 2013 beating Kevin Anderson in an all-tie break final.
John went then on to reach the final in Washington and Cincinnati, to finish right behind Rafael Nadal in second place for the US Open series chart. In order to make sure not to close the year outside the top 20 and stay close to the top 10, John has many points to defend over the following weeks.