That`s why sports is the best theater! Reactions to Djokovic's shock Wimbledon exit
Who`s saying what about Novak Djokovic`s third round Wimbledon defeat to Sam Querrey on Saturday:
London: Who`s saying what about Novak Djokovic`s third round Wimbledon defeat to Sam Querrey on Saturday:
"Right now everyone expects Novak to win every match. He almost found a way to get back into that one today.
"What he`s done in the last 18 months, I don`t think we`ll see again for a long time. The level of consistency he`s had is amazing, but it`s impossible to win every match."
- World number two Andy Murray
"Sam played amazing yesterday and served amazing. Novak didn`t play his best tennis. I think when you`ve won so much, sometimes it`s tough to focus, and everyone wants to beat you every day.
"Sam played the match of his life, and he won. That`s what it takes to beat the best player."
- Australia`s Bernard Tomic
"That`s why sports is the best theater ! Hell of a match SQ !!"
That's why sports is the best theater ! Hell of a match SQ !! #merica
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) July 2, 2016
- Former US Open champion and fellow American, Andy Roddick on Twitter
"What a match by Sam Querrey to break the many Djokovic streaks...congrats Sam! Too bad for Novak...28 grand slam quarterfinals in a row... Wow."
What a match by Sam Querrey to break the many Djokovic streaks…congrats Sam! Too bad for Novak…28 grand slam quarterfinals in a row… Wow
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) July 2, 2016
- Martina Navratilova
"It was obviously a surprise. You know where you stand with that, so you push a little harder."
- Milos Raonic who was seeded to face Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
"I`m thrilled for @WorldTeamTennis player Sam Querrey. Today was about staying in the moment & Sam did just that. Don`t stop, now! #wimbledon."
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 2, 2016
- Billie Jean King on Twitter
"You look at Sam`s game. Huge serve. Huge game. He can impose his will on anybody. I have seen him beat Novak before."
- Steve Johnson, Querrey`s doubles partner and close friend.
"Sam is Sam. He`s in the locker room joking, golfing around, putting. Man, you have Djokovic two sets on the ropes. We could be at, you know, LA Open which doesn`t even exist anymore."
- Johnson on Querrey`s laid-back attitude after Friday`s suspension of play when Querrey led two sets to love.