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Querrey's unexpected confidence on clay burgeoning

An American ready to dig in and tackle the clay-court season? This can't be. It most certainly is, though, after Sam Querrey's startling win over Richard Gasquet in Monte Carlo to reach the quarterfinals.

Originally Published: April 24, 2008
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

Sam Querrey sounded exhilarated on the telephone after upending Richard Gasquet to reach the quarterfinals of the prestigious Monte Carlo Masters Series event Thursday -- and not just because of the result.

"They showed it on TV?" he said in wonderment. "All of it? That's awesome."

Yes, all three sets of it, in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win that showed Querrey is ready for prime time on clay this season and deserves to be taken seriously on the surface that has ...

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