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Querrey cruises in Farmers Classic final
Sam Querrey claimed his third title in Los Angeles as he cruised to victory in the final of the Farmers Classic on Sunday.
Querrey won the opening nine games of the decider against Ricardas Berankis en route to a 6-0 6-2 win. It was Querrery's 13th consecutive win at the UCLA campus, as he joined American greats Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi as a three-time winner on the famed hardcourts.
Berankis, the first player from Lithuania to reach an ATP Tour final, appeared overwhelmed in the early stages as nerves got the better of him. The match was all but out of his grasp by the time he won the fourth game of the second set with a clever drop shot.
The result is expected to lift Querrey into the world's top 40 after he finished the final with eight aces and 17 winners. Berankis, the world No. 141, committed 19 unforced errors and had his serve broken five times.
At the Bet-at-home Cup in Austria, third seed Robin Haase retained his title with a rain-interrupted victory over top seed Philipp Kohlschreiber. Kohlschreiber saw chances come and go before holding his nerve in the tie-break to take the first set. However, an hour's rain delay disrupted his rhythm and allowed Haase to regroup and he returned a different player.
The Dutchman dropped eight points on serve in the second and his bigger groundstrokes helped him ware down his determined opponent in the decider as he sealed a second ATP World Tour title with a 6-7(2) 6-3 6-2 success.