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Bryans, Querrey to join Fish at US Men's Clay Court Championship

December 15, 2011 08:53 AM
Bob and Mike Bryan have won a record four titles in Houston.
HOUSTON – The record-setting, four-time champion Bryan Brothers and 2010 singles finalist Sam Querrey will join top-ranked American Mardy Fish at the 2012 US Men’s Clay Court Championship, April 9-15, at River Oaks Country Club.
 
Twins Bob and Mike Bryan have rewritten the doubles history books. Among the records they hold are most career team titles (75) as well as most years as No. 1 team (7), and they are tied with each other for most weeks ranked No. 1 individually (271).
 
The Bryans also have won a tournament-record four titles at the US Men’s Clay Court Championship, including the last three in a row, and they own a 16-match winning streak in Houston (did not play 2008 event). Overall, they are 24-6 at the tournament.
 
Last year the Bryans defeated Querrey and John Isner in the doubles final. Querrey has also been a singles finalist in Houston, falling to Juan Ignacio Chela in the 2010 title match. In his career, Querrey owns six ATP titles.
 
Querrey joins Fish in the singles field. Fish finished the 2011 season ranked No. 8 with a title and two other finals. He was champion at the 2006 US Men’s Clay Court Championship.
 
"As a USTA national championship, it’s certainly important to us to have top American players in the tournament," said Tournament Director Van Barry. "The Bryans, Sam and Mardy are not only great players but good ambassadors for the game. We look forward to hosting them all at River Oaks in April."
 
It’s not too late to purchase individual-session tickets and the very popular "Champ Pass" for the 2012 US Men’s Clay Court Championship as a holiday gift! The Champ Pass includes a ticket to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions, which are usually sold out before the tournament begins. Information on tickets can be found at www.mensclaycourt.com or by calling 713-874-6294

US Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club
The 103rd competition for the US Men’s Clay Court Championship will be held April 9-15, 2012, at River Oaks Country Club in Houston. Started by the USTA in 1910, the Clay Court Championship has been held at numerous venues around the country. The tournament has been held in Houston since 2001 and will be held at River Oaks Country Club for the fourth straight year. Prior to hosting the US Men’s Clay Court Championship, River Oaks Country Club hosted its own event, The River Oaks International. Started in 1931, the River Oaks International roster of former champions includes Jack Kramer, Tony Trabert, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, Ivan Lendl, Guillermo Vilas and James Blake. The 2012 US Men’s Clay Court Championship will be the 78th tournament at River Oaks, with the club hosting a tournament every year since 1946 after a four-year lapse due to the war. More information is available at www.mensclaycourt.com or on Twitter at @mensclaycourt.
 

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