Querry is the first American finalist to battle for the Acapulco Title
Querry stunt Australian player Nick Kyrgios (sixth seeded) with a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory. Last year Querrey didn’t make it past semifinals after being defeated by Dominic Thiem.
“I was able to keep up, after he won some games, my back-hand was very good and that was the key” said Querry after the game.
The last match of the day did not disappoint in terms of emotions and the Mexican audience demonstrated that it doesn’t hold grudges (Kyrgios kicked Novak Djokovic out of the tournament the previous night) and had the audience cheering for his “cheeky” style and ease to play.
The outcome was a surprise when, after a very tight tie-break in the third set and a double batch against him, inexplicably the Australian was unable to respond on of Querrey’s shots leaving Kyrgios out of the final duel.
Querrey holds a negative score against Nadal of 0-4 with the Madrid 2016 tournament as their most recent confrontation.
“When I play my best, I’m capable of beating a lot of these top guys and I’ve been able to put it all together these past three matches,” said Querrey. “It just gets tougher from here because Rafa has been playing great all year, so I’m going to talk with my coach and leave it all out on the court.”