Sam Querrey has some regrets about his loss to Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon. The American player said: “To get the first set would have given me a lot of momentum. That was really a game changer. He makes a ton of just stab returns in, then he puts a little extra pressure on you coming in because he has such great passing shots.
[He] forced a few more errors than I like. But then at the same time, he hit a handful of great passing shots by me. Just the combination of those few things makes it tougher than playing some other guys. At five all I missed four first serves in a row on the deuce point, all going wide.
I missed them wide four in a row. That's tough. Kind of like we said earlier, when it comes to the second-serve returns, I don't know what percentage of second-serve points I won. Probably not a high percentage. Just puts a little more pressure on me when I don't hit those serves in those crucial moments."
Asked who will win Wimbledon between Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, Querrey picked the Basel native: "I just give him just the slightest edge over the other two guys. I'm not going to be surprised if one of the other guys wins it."
On how he feels about a new clash between Nadal and Federer, Querrey concluded: "Very excited. I know they haven't played here in a long time. It seems a little more exciting, more special they are playing at Wimbledon maybe rather than outside of a Grand Slam. I'll be watching on Friday morning."