Wimbledon 2017: Sam Querrey's progresses to Round 4 after 5-minute finish, knocks out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


London: Sam Querrey needed just five minutes to book his place in the Wimbledon last 16 as the American 24th seed finished off his delayed third round clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Sam Querrey of the United States celebrates after beating Jo—Wilfried Tsonga of France in the Men's Singles Match on day six at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Sam Querrey celebrates after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon. AP

Querrey and Tsonga had to come back to play the remainder of the final set on Saturday after their marathon tie was halted due to bad light late on Friday evening.

With Querrey leading 6-5 in the fifth set and Tsonga on serve, the American immediately broke to seal a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-5 victory over the French 12th seed.

"I've been in this situation a couple of times before. It's kind of strange we ended on one game," Querrey said.

"It's really the most anti-climactic way to finish a match. It's a little bit of a bummer."


Querrey, who shocked Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last year, faces South Africa's Kevin Anderson for a place in the quarter-finals.


Published Date: Jul 08, 2017 06:24 pm | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 06:25 pm



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