Novak Djokovic is out of Wimbledon after a shock defeat by American Sam Querrey – ending the world number one’s hopes of a calendar-year Grand Slam. WIMBLEDON : NOVAK DJOKOVIC FLUSHED OUT BY SAM QUERREY. Novak djokovic bid for an epic Wimbledon escape act was hauled on Saturday due to rain but this time rain didn’t supported Novak as he suffered a loss against Sam Querrey. Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic insists he will come back stronger than ever after he was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by big-serving Sam Querrey, shattering his dreams of securing the first calendar Grand Slam in 47 years.
WIMBLEDON : NOVAK DJOKOVIC FLUSHED OUT BY SAM QUERREY
The World No. 1 Bidding For the Third Title and all in 13th major one , now remained empty handed. He only suffered this kind of earliest defeat in a tournament after 2009 French Open. Querrey, seeded 28th, completed a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 7-6 (7-5) third-round win after rain had suspended play on Friday evening. Querrey, seeded 28th, completed a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 7-6 (7-5) third-round win after rain had suspended play on Friday evening.
“Sam played a great match. His game was brutal and I was overpowered today,” Djokovic said, adding that he wasn’t 100 per cent healthy”.
“But this is not the place or time to talk about it.
“I don’t want to take anything out of victory for my opponent. He played a terrific match.”
It was only a second win in 10 meetings for American Querrey, world number 41, against Djokovic and it was constructed on an epic serving performance over two days after the tie had been suspended with him two sets to the good on Friday. What a match by Sam Querrey to break the many Djokovic streaks…congrats Sam! Too bad for Novak…28 grand slam quarterfinals in a row…
The 28-year-old sent down 31 aces — 15 in the fourth set alone — and saved 14 of 17 break points while unleashing 56 winners.
Britain’s Andy Murray, seeded second, made it into round four with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over Australia’s John Millman. Djokovic had hoped to win his third straight Wimbledon title and secure the third leg of a calendar Slam. The 29-year-old has already won the Australian and French Opens this year, and was also trying to become only the second man to win five successive major titles.
QUERRY SAYS THAT :-
“It’s incredible, especially to do it here at Wimbledon. I’m so ecstatic, so happy. I played the break points well and every time he had a break point I was able to come up with a big serve. He came out and got the first four games, fortunately for me we had another rain delay and I got to regroup. I’m just taking it one round at a time, I’m not even sure who I’m playing next.”
Djokovic vows to come back as ‘stronger player’
Djokovic did his best to accentuate the positives of his incredible run, claiming he would be back to his best in time for the Olympics and then the US Open in August.
“I believe in positive things in life. I managed to win four grand slams in a row. I want to try to focus on that rather than on failure .It’s disappointing, of course. Losing at a grand slam hurts more than any other tournament. There is no doubt about that. I’m not happy to lose a match. But I’m going to move on from this hopefully as a stronger player. “He broke a number of records, winning all four slams, what was it? Thirty consecutive grand slam matches. It’s amazing.” Says Murray
Everyone is speaking of the career he has made rather than the defeat which he has pursued.