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American Sam Querrey Upsets Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray


Giant-serving Sam Querrey upset defending champion Andy Murray in Wimbledon quarter-finals, and became the first American tennis player to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 2009.

The World No.1 player was leading 2 sets to 1 when a hip injury started to restrict his movements, and the Briton limped out of the center court after a five-set Wimbledon epic.

28th ranked Querrey played a magnificent point at the net to break for the eighth time, wrapping up the match after two hours and 41 minutes with serving his 27th ace.

Score: 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-1.

The shocking result leaves Roger Federer as the only member of the Big Four still standing in Men's singles after Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka suffering early exit.

Murray, who came to Wimbledon with a sore hip, one that had needed rest and treatment in the lead-up to the Championship, revealed after the match that he needs a break from tennis.

Murray praised Querrey for serving extremely well in the match. Towards the end, there was "Nothing much I could do," he said.

This is the second consecutive year in Wimbledon that Querrey is defeating the defending champion. It was Novak Djokovic he beat in 2016, in the fourth round.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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