• Querrey faces Bellucci in Davis Cup opener

    1/31/13 7:45 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Querrey faces Bellucci in Davis Cup opener Sam Querrey will kick off the United States' 2013 Davis Cup campaign on Friday in Jacksonville. On the other side of the net is Brazil's No. 1 player, Thomaz Bellucci.

    Sam Querrey and Thomaz Bellucci will be going head-to-head for the first time in their careers when they open the first-round Davis Cup tie between the United States and Brazil on Friday.

    Querrey has never played a tie at home in the United States, so his 1-5 lifetime record is somewhat misleading. All six of his matches have come on clay, and he is 0-4 lifetime in live rubbers. This will be a welcomed change for the 6'6'' American, who reached the third round of the Australian Open before losing to Stanislas Wawrinka.

    Bellucci, on the other hand, has an overall Davis Cup record of 14-7 (13-7 in singles). Of course, that mark has come against much weaker competition and almost all of his rubbers have been played in Brazil. The world No. 36 is off to a slow start in 2013. He fell in the Auckland second round earlier this week then got blown out by Blaz Kavcic in his Melbourne opener 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.

    Aside from his cup history, Querrey has just about everything in his corner for this one. Indoor hard courts suit his game, his opponent is not in top form, and the crowd will be energized for the first rubber--one that Brazil has a realistic chance of winning and one that it absolutely has to win.

    If Querrey serves well, he should get the job done in straight sets.

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