Posted July 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Sam QuerreyRajeev Ram
Ricardas Berankis advanced to his first ATP Tour final, beating Marinko Matosevic 7-5, 6-1 on Saturday in the Farmers Classic at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The 22-year-old Lithuanian will face the winner of the all-American night semifinal between two-time champion Sam Querrey and Rajeev Ram. Before qualifying for the event on UCLA's campus, Berankis had played only two tour matches in the past year because of pelvic injuries.

Rajeev Ram advances to Farmers semis

American Rajeev Ram advanced to his second ATP Tour semifinal in three weeks, beating third-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the Farmers Classic on Friday. Ram will face the winner of the late match between second-seeded Sam Querrey and fifth-seeded Xavier Malisse. Querrey won in 2009 and 2010, then missed the event last year because of a right shoulder injury...

Querrey Eases Into Semifinals

  Sam Querrey By Curt Janka Los Angeles – The Farmers Classic quarterfinal between Xavier Malisse and Sam Querrey looked like it was going to be the match of the day, on paper, but the contest was cut short. Malisse was forced to retire, trailing 2-6, 1-3. It was clear early on that Malisse was bothered by the knee injury he brought into the match. At first, it seemed the problem...

Ram advances in Farmers Classic

Rajeev Ram beat Chile's Paul Capdeville 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday in the second round of the Farmers Classic at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The 28-year-old American lost only nine points on serve and had 10 aces. Ram dominated the 64-minute match with that serve, winning 85 percent of his first-serve points (22-26) and 69 percent on his second serve (11-16). Ram set up a third...

Querrey and Mayer Advance in Los Angeles

2012 Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz Results for Wednesday, July 25 Los Angeles Tennis Center-UCLA SINGLES (Second Round) – (3) Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Flavio Cipolla, Italy, 6-0, 4-0 (ret.); Rajeev Ram, U.S., def. Paul Capdeville, Chile, 6-3, 6-1; (2) Sam Querrey, U.S., def. Igor Sijsling, The Netherlands, 6-2, 6-2. DOUBLES (First Round) – Ruben Bemelmans...

Western & Southern Open Awards Wild Cards to Brian Baker, Ryan Harrison & Sam Querrey

The first men’s wild cards for the 2012 Western & Southern Open have been awarded to Americans Brian Baker, Ryan Harrison and Sam Querrey. Their countrywoman Venus Williams had previously been announced as the first women’s wild card recipient for the August 11-19 tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.   Baker is enjoying success following a remarkable...

Anyone Can Win in LA

In 2008, I attended my very first live tennis match. It was the final of the Binghamton Challenger, and featured Rajeev Ram versus Chile's Paul Capdeville. Now, four years later, with both of these having entered their late twenties, they'll face off in the second round of an ATP 250. This matchup, and others like it, were made possible by the Olympics and the chaos that...
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