Oh my! This was never supposed to happen. World tennis number one Novak Djokovic has crashed out of Wimbledon in only the third round after suffering a shock loss to Sam Querrey. Click here for the full details!
It must’ve been written on the stars. In one of the greatest upsets in Wimbledon in recent years, Novak Djokovic, 29, has lost in what was deemed to be a relatively easy game against American Sam Querrey, 29. It means that the Serbian great is out of the competition he had won two years in a row. Wow!
Novak, who had won the Australian and French Open titles this year, had hoped to become only the second man to win 5 major successive titles. However, his dream was shattered by the number 28 seed Sam, who just couldn’t believe his luck that he had match point against the tennis legend.
The match was delayed from July 1, as the British summer put an early rainy finish to the day’s proceedings. But they resumed play as soon as the rain ceased, and it was a hell of a match-up!
Novak Djokovic just lost to Sam Querrey in an upset at Wimbledon, ending the defending champ's Grand Slam streak https://t.co/Je2NrnyxDo
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 2, 2016
Novak struggled from the offset, losing the first two sets 6-7 and 1-6. His game was completely failing, and Sam was coming out with all the big shots. Novak did pull a set back to win the third 6-3, however his off-day was completed when Sam broke the Serb in the fourth set and won 7-5. It was a 3-sets-to-1 win that no one saw coming!
With Novak now out of the competition, that opens up the men’s singles surely for Andy Murray to give the UK something to cheer about, especially after their soccer team’s shock exit from the Euros and Brexit! We’ll see if he can win it!
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