For Tomic, this match would get attention no matter the opponent thanks to his recent Madrid scandal. His recent struggles both on and off the court (losing early at basically every tournament since Marseille) would suggest an easy win for Querrey.
But not so fast.
Tomic knows how to play on this surface, reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon in 2011 after winning in the qualifying draw the previous week. In that year, Tomic defeated strong servers Igor Andreev, Robin Soderling and grass court specialist Xavier Malisse. His all-court game is enhanced on the fast grass, allowing him to track down serves.
The good news for Querrey is a lot has changed over the last two years, including his battle last year with Marin Cilic, losing 17-15 in the fifth set. Querrey has had the most success at Wimbledon compared to his other compatriots in the draw, reaching the fourth round in 2010.
And unlike John Isner, Querrey is not in a loaded quarter, and has the best chance to go the furthest at Wimbledon for the American men.
Bottom Line: It really depends on who shows up in this match. If Tomic brings his A game, he can neutralize Querrey’s serve and outrun him on the court. But if Querrey is having a good serving day, the match is more in his favor. Look for Querrey to get through in extra sets.