Sam Querrey Ousts Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Sam Querrey Ousts Andy Murray at Wimbledon

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Querrey, 29, became the first men’s player from the United States to reach a semifinal of a Grand Slam tournament since Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in 2009. Roddick beat Murray in that semifinal and lost to Roger Federer in the final.


Querrey after he won the second set of his match against Murray.

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Querrey, after failing to reach a major semifinal in 41 previous attempts, has the big serve and power game necessary to excel at Wimbledon, but his best result was the quarterfinals last year after he upset Novak Djokovic, then No. 1 and the defending champion, in the third round.

Querrey will play No. 7 Marin Cilic, a former United States Open champion, who eliminated No. 16 Gilles Müller in five sets on Court No. 1.

British tennis fans had been hoping that Murray could join Johanna Konta, the highest-ranked woman from Britain, in the semifinals, and that perhaps they could even become the first man and woman from the country to reach their respective finals since 1973.

Even with his hip problem, Murray had baffled observers and opponents…