Sam Querrey speaks highly of Houston, reveals his first tennis steps

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Sam Querrey speaks highly of Houston, reveals his first tennis steps

American tennis star Sam Querrey has a high opinion of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. During his interview with Blair Hanley at the Houston event, the American named a list of reasons why he keeps coming back to the tournament.

Querrey, 31, just concluded his 11th campaign in Houston. The American was bidding to make his third Houston final but lost to rising Chilean star Christian Garin in the semi-final. The 31-year-old ended runner-up at the Houston event in 2010 and 2015.

"I mean, what's not to like? We've got great fans, it's packed every day. The club here at River Oaks in amazing. They've got great energy. You know, we've got a great golf course here, we've got a beautiful locker room, gym.

So it's just a fun, enjoyable tournament every year," Querrey claimed when asked what is it that keeps him coming back to the Houston event. Querrey also revealed how he started playing tennis. "I went to summer camp.

We lived in Northern California. I was probably five years old and there was a tennis and swimming club down the street from my house and I would go with the other kids and played tennis for an hour, go swim for an hour, go play hide-and-seek for an hour and that's kind of where I got my start," Querrey said about his first tennis steps.