Sam Querry stuns Novak Djokovic

03 Jul 2016 | Written by Rishikesh Malkhede; Edited by Vijaya

Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of Wimbledon after a shocking defeat by Sam Querrey. Querrey won 7-6(8-6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(7-5)

The 28th seed American hit 31 aces in his victory and will face Nicolas Mahut in the next round.

Djokovic won the US Open and French Open earlier this year and hoped to complete a calendar grand slam this year.

In context: The Wimbledon Championships 2016

AboutWimbledon history

Wimbledon Championship is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament.

It began in 1877, in Wimbledon, a suburb of London, from where the name of the tournament is derived. Women's events were started in 1884.

Of the four Grand Slams, Wimbledon is the only tournament still played on grass.

It is held annually in late June and early July.

Defending champions and most titles

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the defending champions of the tournament. In Open era (since 1968), most Wimbledon Singles titles were won by Martina Navratilova (9) in women and Pete Sampras , Roger Federer *(still active) in Men, with 7 titles each.
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What is new with 2016 edition?

27 Jun 2016What is new with 2016 edition?

The 2016 Wimbledon total prize money has been increased to 28.1 Million British Pounds. This is an increase of about 5% from last year.

This means the winners of Men's and Women's Singles event will be awarded 2 Million British Pounds each.

The tournament this year will see an addition of Men's and Women's wheelchair Singles, to the already existing wheelchair doubles.

Nadal misses Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal who withdrew from French open due to wrist injury, continued to suffer from its effects which led him to withdraw from this season's Wimbledon.

27 Jun 2016Wimbledon 2016 favorites

As has been with every tournament he played in past couple of years, World No.1 Novak Djokovic starts as a heavy favorite to win the tournament.

Novak's rival Andy Murray is the another Wimbledon favorite, having won it in 2013. Bringing back Ivan Lendl as coach adds to his advantage.

On Women's front, Serena and French Open winner Muguruza stand out as favorites.

27 Jun 2016Serena, Djokovic look to make history

Serena with 21 Grand Slams to her name, won her last slam in 2015 (French Open).

Serena looks to chase the 22 mark to equal Steffi Graf's record.

Djokovic with 12 GS, won 4 back-to-back titles - 2015 Wimbledon and US Open, 2016 Australian Open and French Open.

The Serb looks to capture the grass court title on the way to Calendar Grand Slam.

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27 Jun 2016Wimbledon 2016 kicks off

The 2016 Wimbledon season kicked off today with most of the top players to be seen in action.

Day 1 has a big line up of matches including Djokovic, Federer, Nishikori, Raonic in Men and Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Muguruza, Angelique Kerber, and Halep in Women's singles.

So far Sabine Lisicki, Stosur, Kastakina, Cepelova and Carina Witthoft won their opening matches in women's singles.

Tournament so farFederer, William sisters win ; Wawrinka out

World number 3, Roger Federer entered the fourth round by beating Daniel Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

Venus Williams had a tough time winning against Russian Daria Kasatkina. Venus won 7-5, 4-6, 10-8. Her sister Serena Williams won 6-7(7-9), 6-2, 6-4 against Christina McHale.

Argentina's Juan Martin del Porto ended Stan Wawrinka's run, beating him 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-2), 6-3 in the second round.

03 Jul 2016Sam Querry stuns Novak Djokovic

Men's Singles QFs

Roger Federer and Andy Murray will play Marin Cilic and Tsonga in the quarter-finals, for a spot the Semis. The other two QFs will see Raonic play Sam Querrey and Lucas Pouille play Tomas Berdych.

06 Jul 2016A potential all-Williams final?

With both Venus and Serena through to the semis of Women's singles, the prospect of an all-Williams final is expectedly on cards.

Serena is set to face an unseeded Elena Vesnina, who will be playing her first grand slam semis.

At 36, the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist since 1994, Venus on the other hand, will play the defending Australian Open champion Angelique kerber.

07 Jul 2016Federer, Murray rally into the Semis

Roger Federer put on an inspired performance when he came back from 2 sets down, saved three match points in the 4th set, to beat Cilic in the 5th set.

In Semis, Federer faces Canadian Milos Raonic.

Murray too had a tough match against Tsonga, who stretched the contest to 5 sets, only to lose in the 5th.

He meets Berdych in the Semis.

08 Jul 2016Federer crashes out from Wimbledon in Semis

For the first time in his career, Federer crashed out from Wimbledon in semi-final against Milos Raonic.

The sixth seeded Raonic defeated Federer in the 1st semi-final of Wimbledon 2016.

The final score was 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Federer has won 7 Wimbledon titles in his career and was being considered as a favorite post Novak Djokovic's exit in the third round.