LONDON -- Novak Djokovic's shot at a true Grand Slam came to a stunning halt Saturday at Wimbledon as the top seed lost to American Sam Querrey on Saturday.
In a match carried over from Friday after winning the first two sets, Querrey lost the third Saturday before ousting Djokovic 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in a third-round match at the All England Club.
Djokovic had won the past four major titles and was bidding to become the first man since Rod Laver to win them all in the same year since 1969.
Also falling by the wayside was Djokovic's 30-match win streak in Grand Slam events, which ranks third all-time and was just one behind Laver and six behind Don Budge's record of 37..
Querrey endured three more rain delays Saturday to improve to 21-1 in his career when winning the first two sets.
Novak Djokovic became just the fourth No. 1 seed in the Open Era to lose before reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon, joining Lleyton Hewitt (2009), Jim Courier (1992) and Boris Becker (1987). Paul Childs/Reuters
In other action, fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori also reached the fourth round -- equaling his best performance at the All England Club - with a quick 7-5, 6-3, 7-5 win over Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.
Nishokori, who made only 14 unforced errors, will next face Marin Cilic, who beat the Japanese star in the 2014 U.S. Open final.
Since then, Nishikori has won both of his matches with the Croat, both last year on outdoor hard courts. Their fourth-round match will be their first on grass.
Meanwhile, the second round was finally completed -- two days later than normal because of weather issues -- as Alexander Zverev beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.
The weather has been a real problem at Wimbledon this week, and organizers have decided to play on the middle Sunday for only the fourth time in the tournament's 139-year history.
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