In a shocking upset, American Sam Querrey beat No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the third round at Wimbledon on Saturday, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6.
Seeded No. 28, Querrey ended Djokovic’s bid for the calendar Grand Slam after Djokovic won the first two majors of the year at the Australian Open and French Open. Djokovic was looking to win his fourth Wimbledon title at the All England Club; Querrey has only made the fourth round at a Grand Slam three other times in his career.
Upset of the tournament.
It’s a thumbs up from Djokovic as Querrey ends the Serbian’s calendar Grand Slam dream https://t.co/bvqh5u10Oh
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 2, 2016
The match resumed on Saturday with Querrey leading 7-6 (6), 6-1 after it was suspended on Friday after two sets due to rain. When they resumed, Djokovic won the first five games but Querrey won the next three, before Djokovic held serve to take the set. In the fourth set, both Querrey and Djokovic held serve before play was suspended for yet another rain delay.
The fourth set was a battle—Djokovic failed to serve out the set and Querrey leveled it for 5-5 and then held his serve for 6-5 before the match was suspended for rain, yet again. After 66 minutes, Djokovic returned to force a fourth-set tiebreak but Querrey was able to get the win in an intense tiebreak.
Querrey’s win ends Djokovic’s streak of 30 consecutive match wins at majors and the loss marks the Serb’s earliest exit from since the 2009 French Open.
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