Wimbledon Day 6: Querrey stuns defending champion Djokovic, Makarova sends Kvitova home

American Sam Querrey pulled off the biggest upset of the year as he dumped out world number one Novak Djokovic on day six of the action at Wimbledon.

The 28th seed held a two-set lead when rain stopped play on Friday evening and while Djokovic fought back to take the third set, Querrey won a fourth set tie break to end the Serbian’s hopes of a calendar grand slam with an incredible 7-6 (8/6) 6-1 3-6 7-6 (7/5) victory.

Sam Querrey inflicted a first grand slam defeat on Novak Djokovic since May 2015 image: newsdog.today

Sam Querrey inflicted a first grand slam defeat on Novak Djokovic since May 2015
image: newsdog.today

Andy Murray is now the favourite to take the crown at Wimbledon as the second seed held off the spirited challenge of Aussie John Millman to record a 6-3 7-5 6-2 straight sets win and reach the last 16.

Former US Open champion Marin Cilic cruised into the fourth round with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 straight sets win over Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, while fifth seed Kei Nishikori also won in straight sets against Russian Andrey Luzbetsov 7-5 6-3 7-5 to reach round four.

Canadian Milos Raonic hurled down a 143 mph serve as he held off the challenge of American Jack Sock 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 7-6 (7/1), but there was better news for Sock’s compatriot Steve Johnson who knocked out Bulgaria’s Grigor Dmitrov 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 6-2.

11th seed David Goffin overcame a third set slip-up against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin to reach the last with a 6-4 6-3 2-6 6-1 win for the Belgian, while 119th seed Bernard Tomic saw off Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets 6-2 6-4 6-4.

In women’s action, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova followed Djokovic out of the competition as Russian Ekaterina Makarova stunned the tenth seed with a 7-5 7-6 (7/5) victory.

There was better news for Kvitova’s compatriot Lucie Safarova, as she came from a set down to reach the fourth round with a hard-fought 4-6 6-1 12-10 win over Garbine Muguruza’s conqueror Jana Ceplova.

Two-time Wimbledon winner Ptera Kvitova fell at the fourth round image: bbc.com

Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova fell at the fourth round
image: bbc.com

Australian Open Angeligue Kerber overcame a tight first set tie-break against fellow German Carin Witthoeft to reach the fourth round with a 7-6 (13/11) 6-1 win.

Romania’s Simona Halep comfortably reached the fourth round with a 6-4 6-3 win over French Open semi-finalist Kiki Bertens and she will meet Madison Keys in the fourth round, as the American had to dig deep to see off France’s Alize Cornet 6-4 5-7 6-2 victory.

There were no problems for third seed Agnieszka Radwanska as she cruised past Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-1 to reach the last 16, while Slovak Dominika Cibulkova also eased into round four with a 6-4 6-3 win over Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.

Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky had to battle from a set down to edge past Romanian Monica Niculescu 4-6 6-2 6-1 in her second round match, while American Sloane Stephens also won her second round match with a hard-fought 3-6 7-6 (8/6) 8-6 win over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg.

Check out more results from day six of the action at Wimbledon here at this link.

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