It was little more than a year ago that Sam Querrey suffered the arm injury that sent him plummeting out of the world's top 20.
Having clawed his way back from No. 120 to his current No. 77 in the ATP rankings, Querrey took another step in the right direction in the Aegon Championships on Thursday by reaching his second quarterfinal of the year, with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Julien Benneteau.
While Querrey was producing a performance that reminded observers of the way he won this title two years ago, the tournament took another hit when No. 2 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5 to Croatia's Ivan Dodig. Unhappily for the big Frenchman defeat was not all he had to worry about. He slipped and fell in the sixth game of the third set and badly damaged a finger.
"I think it's serious" he said. "I felt like something is broken or I stretched the ligament."
Tsonga, who had four match points on Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros last week, might struggle ...