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Top-seeded Querrey loses opening match at Geneva Open

May 24, 2018
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Sam Querrey, of the United States, returns a ball to Guido Pella of Argentina, during the second round match, at the Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
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Sam Querrey, of the United States, returns a ball to Guido Pella of Argentina, during the second round match, at the Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — Top-seeded Sam Querrey lost his opening match at the rain-hit Geneva Open on Thursday, falling to Guido Pella of Argentina 7-5, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4).

It was the 13th-ranked American’s third straight quick exit from a clay-court event before the French Open begins on Sunday. Querrey also lost to Pella last month in Houston.

Querrey broke the left-handed Pella’s serve only once as his record fell to 10-10 this year.

Pella was due back on court in the afternoon for a quarterfinal match against another American, sixth-seeded Steve Johnson.

Johnson also won Thursday morning, beating qualifier Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round.

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