Acapulco: Sam Querrey knocks out second seed Kei Nishikori

American Sam Querrey defeated world number six Kei Nishikori in straight sets.

Acapulco: Sam Querrey knocks out second seed Kei Nishikori

Sam Querrey's rich vein of form continued as he dumped Japanese Kei Nishikori in the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday evening. He recently won in Delray Beach and is looking like being the form man in tennis currently.

End of run

Querrey has finally got the better of Nishikori as before this match it was the Japanese’s who had won the past four meetings between the two.

This result brings the hard-hitting American to his third successive ATP World-Tour quarter final and he has now made sure the event will be without many of the top seeds. 

"My fitness and my health is great. I’m feeling better and healthier every match," Querrey said. "Sport is kind of all about momentum," the American continued.

Nishikori run over

Nishikori also won an ATP tittle two weeks ago. Losing last night meant that it's the first time in four ATP events that the Japanese didn't reach at least the quarter final stage.

"It’s always hard when you play against good players, but it wasn’t my day today,” Nishikori said. 

Superb hitting from American

It was a fantastic all-round performance from the ageing American as he won easily in straight sets.

In the match he made eight aces and he only dropped four points on his serve in the entire match.

Next up for Querrey is 18 year-old Taylor Fritz who is the first 18 year-old to ever be in the world top 100.

He saw off Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1, 6-3 in the last round in just over an hour to set up this intriguing contest.

Querrey expecting tough test

The big hitting American is anticipating a tight and difficult match against the inexperienced 18 year-old tomorrow.

“That’ll be tough," Querrey said. "Taylor’s playing great right now; a final in Memphis. He’ll be feeling confident."  The 28 year-old added.

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Elsewhere in the competition seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov also made it through seeing off 2014 winner Donald Young.

Grigor Dimitrov has had a poor start to 2016 (Source: Australian Open on Twitter)
Grigor Dimitrov has had a poor to 2016 (Source: Australian Open on Twitter)

Dimitrov will go on to face fourth seed Dominic Thiem after the Belgian beat Russian Dimitry Tursunov in three sets.