Sam Querrey causes a major upset!
Defending champion Novak Djokovic has sensationally crashed out of Wimbledon after being beaten in four sets by American Sam Querrey.
The Serb, who had held all four Grand Slam titles following his victory at the French Open last month, fell to the 28th seed during a match that had been heavily affected by rain.
The 29-year-old resumed two sets down but forced his way back into the contest on Saturday afternoon by taking the third set 6-3.
Any suggestion that the American would crumble under the pressure, however, was quickly dispelled in a gruelling fourth set which was interrupted at 5-6 when the rain fell again, with Djokovic serving to stay in the match.
The No.1 managed to hold serve and take the set to a tie-break which the American won 7-4 to cause one of the biggest upsets in recent Wimbledon history.
Afterwards, Querrey said: ‘It’s incredible, especially to do it here at Wimbledon,” said 28-year-old Querrey after ending one of the most dominant runs in tennis history.
‘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.’