American Sam Querrey inflicted the shock of the season on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic by beating him 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.
A match which had started on Friday saw Querrey in the lead very early as he wrapped up the first two sets before rain stopped play and the tie spilled over to Saturday. The Serbian came back strongly to claim the third set but ultimately the 28th seed won the fourth set in tie-breaker to shock the capacity crowd present in Court 1.
Querrey, after pulling off the impossible said. “It’s incredible, especially to do it here at Wimbledon. I’m so happy and ecstatic. I think today I played the break points really well. I was able to come up with a big serve, fought in the tie-breaker and was able to force a couple of errors. You saw he came out and got the first four games. I had to regroup. He’s on his way to being possibly the best ever so I knew he was going to come back. I’m just going to take it one round at a time. I’m not even sure who I play next.”
Djokovic who had won both the Grand Slams this year (Australian Open and French Open) lost his first match after 30 back to back wins on the track.