Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by big-serving American Sam Querrey on Saturday, shattering his dreams of securing the first calendar Grand Slam in 47 years.
The world number one, bidding for a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th major, suffered his earliest loss at a Slam since the 2009 French Open.
The 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) third-round defeat also ended Djokovic’s Open era record run of 30 successive wins at the majors and his streak of having reached 28 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals.
It was only a second win in 10 meetings for American Querrey, the 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.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about the loss, easily the biggest upset of the tournament thus far:
Querrey knocks off Djokovic in four. This is not a typo. Djokovic's 30-match Grand Slam streak comes to an end.— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) July 2, 2016
holy shit sam querrey just roberta vinci’d and stopped the calendar slam— Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) July 2, 2016
Slam Querrey.— Giulio Fedele (@fedele_giulio) July 2, 2016
ESSE COISA VENCEU O DJOKOVIC https://t.co/33dSAqWkXb— Break Point Brasil (@BreakPointBR) July 2, 2016
"I don't even know who I play next," Querrey says. In this case, that statement is totally believable. #Wimbledon— Steve Tignor (@SteveTignor) July 2, 2016
Sam the MAN pic.twitter.com/JJVx177FvD— John Isner (@JohnIsner) July 2, 2016
Flagged this yesterday. Thought it was interesting that Querrey's last win vs. top 5 was Djokovic. https://t.co/LOWQ8jzidZ— Jamie Lisanti (@jdlisanti) July 2, 2016
Murray and Federer fans like pic.twitter.com/y15Dn29mOQ— Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) July 2, 2016
Imagens dos bastidores nesse momento! pic.twitter.com/TRPHMMCcGG— Break Point Brasil (@BreakPointBR) July 2, 2016