We have two different destinies for the first two seeds in Newport.
Both had to play a fellow American. Seeded no.1 Sam Querrey fell to the world no.120 in stright sets. 16 aces were not enough to save the American no.1 from the defeat.
“My first serve percentage was low,. I just think it’s lack of rest over the past couple of weeks. It was pretty sunny on the one side, so it was a little difficult. I couldn’t really find a flow out there. I just felt off the whole time.” said Sam
An elated Smyczek commented “It’s pretty neat to play Sam,” said the Milwaukee native. “He’s been one of the top Americans for a long time, and somebody I’ve tried to catch up to, so it means a lot for me to have gone out there and played well and come away with a win.”
In the other big clash of Americans John Isner defeated Ryan Harrison 7-6 (0) 6-2. Big Johny blasted 11 aces to win 77 points vs. Harrison’s 55… a very neat win.
Big Johny will play Adrian Mannarivo from France. Head to head is 1-1