Los Angeles, CA – Second-seeded American Sam Querrey defeated fellow American Rajeev Ram, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), in the semifinals of the Farmers Classic on Saturday.
Querrey recorded 11 aces and won one of the two break points he faced in the match, which lasted 96 minutes.
It was the third straight ATP World Tour tournament two Americans faced each other in the semifinals. Andy Roddick defeated John Isner in Atlanta and Isner defeated Ryan Harrison in Newport earlier this season.
The 24-year-old Querrey will look to reclaim the Farmers Classic title, an event he was won twice in the past (2009-10) Sunday when he takes on Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis.
Earlier, the 22-year-old Berankis, ranked No. 141 in the world, defeated sixth-seeded Marinko Matosevic, 7-5, 6-1.
Berankis fired three aces and didn't face a break point in the match, which last just 70 minutes. Berankis upset fourth-seeded Frenchman Nicolas Mahut on Friday to reach an ATP World Tour semifinal match for the second time in his career.