Defending champion Andy Murray has lost against Sam Querrey in a five-set defeat on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. He is OUT.
Murray came to Wimbledon without intense training and a lingering hip injury, and undoubtedly battled to reach the quarter finals.
However, it is Querrey who will advance to the semi-finals. Querrey is the first American in the semi-finals since Andy Roddick in 2009. He awaits the result of the game between Marin Cilic and Gilles Muller.
Querrey beat Murray 3-6 6-4 6-7 6-1 6-1 in 2 hours and 41 minutes. By the end, Murray’s second serve was quite weak and one could see his hip injury was playing a part in his defeat against the American.
“I’m still in a little bit of shock,” said Querrey after his win. “For the last point, I was just so happy to hit the serve in. I didn’t start my best, but then I really found my groove.”
Murray’s serve speeds were not up to his usual standard and it seemed he almost gave up at some point in the fourth set and Querrey started taking advantage of Murray’s lack of mobility.