Men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic’s dream of a calendar Grand Slam was yesterday snuffed out by American Sam Querrey 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6.
The match had started ominously for Djokovic. He was down two sets on Friday when rain suspended the game.
He took the third set when the high-intensity match resumed yesterday but Querrey stormed home stunning the world number one and everyone in attendance.
With the win, Querrey – ranked number 28 in the world, finally snapped the 30-game winning streak of Djokovic. Djokovic was a complete favourite after winning the French Open, Australian Open and the 2015 Wimbledon. Querrey’s next hurdle will be when he takes on Frenchman Nicolas Mahut for a place in the quarter-finals.
World number two Andy Murray took to Twitter to praise Djokovic’s amazing winning run this year.
"Novak's run has been amazing. What he's done in the last 18 months…I don't think we'll see it again for a long time"
– Andy Murray
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 2, 2016
Tomic cruises into the fourth round
Bernard Tomic defeated 14th seed Roberto Bautista-Agut in straight sets to make the last 16 of Wimbledon. Tomic blitzed Agut in less than two hours and kept his Wimbledon dream alive for himself and for Australia. Fellow Australian John Millman was eliminated and outclassed by Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. The next time we will see Millman play will be at the Rio Olympics.
Lleyton makes his comeback
Two-time grand slam champion Lleyton Hewitt and his doubles partner Jordan Thompson won their first-round mens doubles match. Hewitt and Thompson defeated Spanish pair Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 19-17 with Hewitt’s wife and former singer Bec in attendance. Hewitt and Thompson endured an epic 36-game deciding set and Hewitt saved eight points for his team.
Other key results:
American Madison Keys beat Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
Two time former champion Petra Kvitova was defeated 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) to unseeded Ekaterina Makarova.
Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and Eugenie Bouchard also collected wins. – Jesse Mullens
Photo of Djokovic and Querrey showing sportsmanship at Wimbledon from the Wimbledon Twitter feed.