Yesterday saw the most dominant tennis player in the world at the moment beaten and well beaten by American Sam Querrey.
It took the challenger just four sets to overpower world number one, Djokovic. The unthinkable became reality. Court One stunned by this thrilling encounter the power of Querrey decimating the invincible, ever present aura of Novak Djokovic.
Of course this strange result leads to British number one Murray becoming the favourite to win at Wimbledon. Of course nothing is guaranteed though and Querrey will have some tough matches ahead if he wants to play in the final including a likely semi-final meeting with third seed Federer.
Querrey has already achieved something few players will ever achieve beating a player at the very top of his game. The 28th seed has some real pedigree and knows how to win on grass having formerly won Queens.
With the second week in Wimbledon secured a tough draw could well see the American crumble but you wouldn’t bet on it having him play Frenchman Nicholas Mahut in the next round.
Of course the loss of Wawrinka and Djokovic at this early stage could set the scene for the likes of Raonic. Cilic and Nishikori to advance to later stages of the competition than they would be used to.
Querrey will fancy his chances though of at least making the last four if his powerful serving game and forehand can stay at the level they reached to defeat Djokovic. A ;evel that you though would have to drop at some point.
Querrey’s victory comes on a year that has seen underdogs excel, Leicester City won the Premier League, Wales are in the semi-finals of the Euro’s and England rugby won a series in Australia.
A fantastic year of sport would be fittingly capped off if the American can work his way into the most prestigious of finals.