Sam Querrey off the market


Add Sam Querrey to the list of American male players who have turned onto that inexorable road to wedded bliss in recent years.

Ryan Harrison, the youngest of the Americans, was the first to walk down the aisle. But John Isner followed last fall. 

Steve Johnson, 27, got engaged a little over a year ago.

Even Jack Sock has found himself a serious-looking relationship.

Querrey’s fiancée, Abby Dixon, always sort of seemed to have that “she’s probably the one” vibe, from the moment she appeared on the scene.

Maybe it was the early canine commitment.

Djokovic rehabs at Piatti Center


Novak Djokovic has headed to the Piatti Tennis Center in Italy as he gets on court to prepare his return to the ATP Tour.

The academy, owned by current Borna Coric (and former Milos Raonic and Richard Gasquet coach) Riccardo Piatti, is located in Bordighera, Italy.

It’s not as far away at it seems. For Djokovic, who lives in Monte Carlo, it’s a quick 20-mile commute – although those 20 miles to the Italian Riviera can take 45 minutes or more.

But at least he can live at home while he prepares his return.

New mom Minella already back


Mandy Minella’s baby girl Emma Lina was born Oct. 30.

And the 32-year-old from Luxembourg already is back out on the pro circuit.

Minella, who played Wimbledon last July when she was 5 1/2-months pregnant, returned two weeks ago at a $25,000 event in Grenoble, France.

She lost in the first round, but made it to the quarterfinals of a similar event in Altenkirchen, Germany last week. 

Minella’s tennis is the family business. She’s married to coach Tim Sommer, and the family will be on the road much like recent moms Kateryna Bondarenko, Evgeniya Rodina and Tatjana Maria.

Del Potro’s beloved César passes


If you’re a fan of Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro, you know César, his big, furry Newfoundland.

You couldn’t draw up a more perfect player-dog pairing.

Sadly, César has gone to the great kennel in the sky.

“I will miss you very much, faithful companion. You accompanied me in these almost 10 years, you waited for me with joy after each trip, you protected me, you made a whole family happy and today you go to rest in peace leaving your mark on my heart,” del Potro wrote on Instagram.

Gibbs’ boyfriend pops the question


No photo could ever capture the perfection of this moment… but this one comes close. Thank you @jackdbrody for bringing me back to the place where we shared our first kiss over 6 years ago, and for making this day so much more than I ever could have dreamed of.”

And so, in front of Stanford Memorial Church, 24-year-old Nicole Gibbs hit the road to Weddingville.

Fiancé Jack Brody’s version: “Don’t remember a word I said, but what an unforgettable moment.”

Gibbs and Brody, a product designer at Snapchat (he invented Face Swap), met at Stanford.

Jürgen Melzer prepping one more comeback


Jürgen Melzer is one of those rare players in recent years to hit the top 10 in both singles and doubles.

He got to No. 8 in singles, and No. 6 in doubles with 13 titles (including two Grand Slams).

But recent years have been tough for the 36-year-old lefty, who is two months older than Roger Federer.

Melzer missed seven months with a shoulder injury in 2014. He had surgery for a torn labrum in 2015. Ten more months off.

He’s been out since last year’s Wimbledon. Melzer had elbow surgery last October and is already working on a comeback.

Enter to win the RF20 stick


The special autographed Roger Federer rackets put on sale almost immediately after Roger Federer’s Australian Open win were sold in a nanosecond, with the $20,000 asking price going towards charity.

But Wilson kept one. The average Roger Federer fan in the U.S., Canada (not Quebec) and the U.K, can win the platinum stick – and an entire commemorative kit – by going to the Wilson Instagram account.

There already are more than 20,000 likes (this “20” thing is definitely a theme) in less than 24 hours. So the odds aren’t great. But they’re better than Powerball.

The official rules are here.

New Look for La Monf’? Maybe


Gaël Monfils showed up in Quito, Ecuador with … a new look.

“I call my girlfriend and I call my agent and everybody said no. So I said, ‘Okay, I’ll do it,’ ” Monfils told the ATP Tour website. “So I stayed there for five hours to get that colour. … In the end, I like it, it’s fun.”

But wait … A Monfils Instagram story over the weekend with his friend Dorian Descloix (they will play dubs together) already had him back to a darker hue. Hmmm…

We’ll get the answer when the No. 3 seed plays later this week.

Baby girl for Roddick and Decker


A boy (Hank), a new baby girl, and two dogs.

It seems the family of Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker is pretty complete.

Decker, who hasa great sense of humor about life’s foibles (although we’ll admit they’re all first-world problems), put it this way on Instagram

“A newborn, a toddler, a dog in a cone, a dog with a tumor but I’m having a good hair day so it’s fine we’re fine I’m fine.”

Per People Magazine, the baby’s name is “Stevie”, after Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks. Exact birthdate unknown; it was at least a few weeks ago.

Oz Open champ returns after 30 years


Among South-African born Johan Kriek’s 14 career titles are defunct events like Sarasota, Monterrey and Bristol.

And then, there are two big ones.

Kriek won the Australian Open twice, back-to-back in 1981 and 1982.

Back then, many top players skipped the trip. That in no way takes away having two Slams on your resumé.

Kriek hasn’t been back in over 30 years. 

But he’ll be back this year.

Another long-time-no-see returnee will be Andre Agassi, for an exhibition in Adelaide.

Agassi hasn’t visited since he was beaten by a 16-year-old local kid named Lleyton Hewitt at an ATP event there in 1998.