NEW YORK (Reuters) - Third-seeded Sam Querrey cruised into the Indianapolis Championships final with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Canada’s Frank Dancevic Saturday.
Querrey will face fellow American Robby Ginepri for the title Sunday. Ginepri beat John Isner 6-4 6-3 in Saturday’s other semi-final.
“I’ve trained 150 times with each of those guys, but we’ve never played a (ATP) Tour match,” Querrey told reporters.
“I’ve had three semi-finals here and now I’ve finally gone past that,” he said of his first final in Indianapolis.
“I feel great, I’ve really improved my movement a lot from last season, that is key.”
The world No. 37 also made last week’s final at Newport, Rhode Island, losing to Rajeev Ram.
“Hopefully, I get a win this time,” said Querrey, whose only ATP title came at Las Vegas in 2008. “It’s been a good two or three weeks.”
Querrey led the second set 4-0 before being broken twice by Dancevic, who beat top seed Dmitry Tursunov of Russia in the quarter-finals Friday.
Ginepri saved all five break points he faced while breaking Isner twice.
”I had a lot of ups and downs in the past years,“ Ginepri said. ”I am still trying to find the form from 2005, but reaching the final here is very encouraging.
“I am still not as sharp as 2005 but I‘m improving,” he added. “I am serving really well and this is probably what got me to the final this week.”
Ginepri did not play on the ATP Tour from mid February to mid May after he was hospitalized for nine days in March with appendicitis. He lost 30 pounds during that time.
A two-time ATP winner, his last title came in 2005 when he defeated Andy Roddick in Indianapolis. He reached a career high ranking of 15 at the end of 2005.
Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina. Editing by Greg Stutchbury