Seventh seed Sam Querrey will face Santiago Giraldo today in round two of the Winston-Salem Open
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Santiago Giraldo is usually more at home on clay courts but he got his Winston-Salem Open campaign off to a winning start on Sunday, overcoming Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a seesaw three setter, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. The Colombian can expect things to get much more difficult today when he meets America’s Sam Querrey in round two.
Querrey has shot right back up the rankings this season, compiling a 24-18 match record for 2012 and clinching the ATP Los Angeles title in July. Querrey had to take three months out last season following surgery to his right elbow, but this hasn’t halted his progress too much. He’s only 11 places away from matching his career-high ranking of No. 17, which he achieved in January 2011.
Following a clay court meeting in the Davis Cup World Group play-off between Colombia and the United States, Giraldo holds a 1-0 head to head record against Querrey. This time around, with the match being played in American on a hard court, Querrey looks certain to make amends for this defeat.