Sam Querrey In Semifinals Of Farmers Classic

Though his countrymen John Isner and Andy Roddick are in London competing in the Olympics, Sam Querrey is doing his thing at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles. He's the second seed and, after taking down Xavier Malisse in the quarterfinals, he'll be facing fellow American Rajeev Ram, who is unseeded in the tournament, in the semifinals Saturday afternoon. Ram defeated third-seeded Argentinian Leonardo Mayer

On the other side of the draw, sixth seed Marinko Matosevic will face qualifier Richard Barankis, who upset No. 4 seed Nicolas Mahut — better known as John Isner's partner in the longest match in tennis history — in the quarterfinals. Matosevic took down veteran American Michael Russell in the quarters, setting up a matchup with Barankis.

This tournament doesn't carry much weight in tennis circles this year because of the stunning amount of top players competing in the Olympics, but a tournament victory would be huge for Querrey's confidence. He's long been a talented player, but has failed to climb up the world rankings like many envisioned when he was a teenager.

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