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Querrey, Monaco advance at U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

Sam Querrety
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It took Sam Querrey only 76 minutes to upset Lleyton Hewitt in the second match of the day in the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships at River Oaks Country Club in Houston.

Those in attendance for the match on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 saw Querrey down the number seven seed 6-3, 6-4 in second round tournament action.

Hewitt is currently ranked 46th in the world.

The 26-year-old, who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and holds the ranking of 82nd in the world, used eight aces to aid in the win.

The pair has now faced each other five times in head-to-head play with Querrey cutting the Australian’s record to 3-2 with Wednesday’s win.

The number six seed, Juan Monaco, led off the day with a noon match against India’s Somdev Devvarman; downing the 29-year old 7-6 (4), 6-2 in first round action.

The match was the first time both players had faced each other in tournament play. Monaco is currently ranked 42nd in the world, while Devvarman is 88th.

In the match that lasted one hour, 24 minutes, play was fairly even for both players.

Both had three aces, with firsts services won at 66% for both players.

Also in singles action, Columbia’s Santiago Giraldo took less than an hour to down Australian Matthew Ebden 6-1, 6-2.

The final singles match of the evening will pit the number one seed John Isner against Germany’s Dustin Brown under the light on center court at River Oaks.

The 29-year-old Isner, who is currently ninth in the world, has never faced Brown,

His number nine ranking is the highest of his career, and will hope to make Houston the ninth title of his career.

Brown, who climbed to 89th in the world, will be trying to return to the form of 2011, when he held his highest ranking.

Brown is yet to win a singles title in his career.

The Isner-Brown match will follow the doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan taking on team of Ebden and Sam Groth.

This will be the frist ever meeting between the two double teams.

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