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Djokovic grand slam dominance cut short by Sam Querrey

Wimbledon Men’s Singles Round Three

All England Club

Sam Querrey wins 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), advances into Round Four

Novak Djokovic’s campaign for a calendar slam has been thwarted by America’s Sam Querrey, who won a series of aces to oust the all-winning Serbian from this year’s third Grand Slam event.

Querrey, the No. 28 seed in Wimbledon, only managed to get past the third round here once, in 2010.

Winning after rain had suspended play on Friday evening, Querrey said: “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.”

Djokovic was almost a shadow of his major-winning self as his opponent smashed 31 aces past him and persisted for the best win of his career yet.

It was a further testament to Querrey’s achievement as the Serb had already won the Australian and French Open titles this year, and was on the verge of becoming only the second man to win five successive major titles.

But there was a moment of sportsmanship as the unchallenged World No. 1 conceded defeat. Asked if he was healthy, he replied:

“Not really. But it’s not the place and time to talk about it. The opponent was playing on a very high level and he deserved to win.”

“I had my chances maybe in the fourth set, serving for the set,” he added. “In the tie-break, I was leading. Just wasn’t feeling the ball as well as I wished. But that’s sport.”

Even down by two sets, many would expect the 29-year-old to muster a comeback as he had done here the year before to beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in Round Four.

While it may pale in significance against other sporting upsets (Leicester City’s Premier League win, Iceland beating England in the Euros) this year, Djokovic’s early exit would certainly be able to keep other top players, such as Andy Murray and Roger Federer on their toes.

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