Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/11/14

NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 27: Sam Querrey returns a shot to Nikolay Davydenko of Russia during the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 27, 2009 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer As the highest-ranked American in men's tennis, Sam Querrey watches all of the recent success by players in their 30s and likes what he sees. Men 30 and older made a big splash at the Sony Open last week, including semifinalist Tommy Haas, at 34 the oldest player in the ATP World Tour's top 50, and runner-up David Ferrer, who lost a thrilling final to Andy Murray. Serena Williams, 31, became the oldest women's champion. It's a trend that might continue into the clay-court season that began Monday, and beyond. The 25-year-old Querrey says the success of older players gives him more motivation to have a long career. The Sony Open had 22 thirtysomething men in the draw, compared with four 20 years ago.
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