So what happened to Novak Djokovic? The Serb suffered his first loss in a Major in over a year today falling to American Sam Querrey 76(6), 61, 36, 76(5).
“Congratulations to Sam, he played a terrific match, he served very well,” Djokovic said. “Part of his game was brutal today, he made a lot of free points with his first serve. He overpowered me.”
The loss crushed Djokovic’s hopes of becoming the first man in the Open Era to win five straight Slams, and the third to ever win the calendar Slam.
“I believe in positive things in life,” Djokovic said. “I managed to win four grand slams in a row. Two different seasons, though. I want to focus on that instead of failure. I don’t want to take anything away from my opponent today. He deserved to win. I wasn’t feeling the ball as well as I wished.”
It also snapped his 30-match Grand Slam win streak and his 16 straight at Wimbledon where he had won the last two years.
Djokovic didn’t look himself for much of the match and he was asked afterward if he was feeling 100%.
“Not really, but it’s not the time and place to talk about it,” Djokovic told the press.
And he was asked about his poor practice in the morning. “I don’t want to talk about it,” he said.
Djokovic also wasn’t pleased playing on Court 1, where he almost lost last year to Kevin Anderson. He then closed by revealing he would not play Davis Cup against Great Britain later this month and he was not 100% sure about the Olympics.
“It’s been only 20 minutes since I went out of the court. It’s hard to speak about anything coming up. It’s not the first time I’m losing a grand slam match or any match. I know what to do. The first thing is to put my mind at ease and just relax and think about something very different.
“I have a family and a life outside tennis. I am going to pay more attention to those things in the next period.”
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