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Querrey will be 'a tough guy to beat'

Querrey will be 'a tough guy to beat'

The world no.22 has seven singles titles behind him and he is not apologetic about wanting to add to that here in Auckland.

“I feel like I’m playing well and if I keep serving well, keep hitting my forehand great then I’m a tough guy to beat.”

Querrey considers his serve and his forehand to be his greatest weapons.

“Because I serve so well my service games are relatively easy. If I’m not feeling it on my serve then I have a lot of confidence in my forehand, but if that’s not feeling good then I have some problems.”

While the fourth seed is totally focused on his run into the Australian Open, he is enjoying the laid back style in Auckland.

“The centre court is really fun to play in - they get a great crowd. It’s different here how people have the little boxes around the court and it seems like they are all drinking and having fun, so it’s a fun place to play.”

The 2009 Auckland finalist has big goals for 2013. He wants to crack into the world top 10 and he believes that the first half of the year is a good chance for him to do it.

He’ll be taking no prisoners tomorrow when he competes against Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semifinal after winning his match against Jesse Levine today 6-4 7-6.

Kohlschreiber also had a dominant victory in his quarterfinal today when he won in straight sets against Xavier Malisse 7-6 6-4.

Tonight’s feature match sees two former top 10 players - Tommy Haas and Gael Monfils - clash in what is tipped to be the match of the tournament so far. The winner will face David Ferrer in the semifinal tomorrow as Ferrer claimed his quarterfinal 6-2 6-1 over Lukas Lacko this afternoon.