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This is not a typo: Twitter on Djokovic’s Wimbledon loss to Sam Querrey

Wimbledon 2016 Updated: Jul 02, 2016 23:30 IST
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Wimbledon 2016

Sam Querrey shakes hands with Novak Djokovic at the net after the match.(AP)

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.

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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:

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