Fila-Sponsored Sam Querrey Defeats World No. 1 Novak Djokovic At Wimbledon

In a stunning upset, No. 28 seed Sam Querrey defeated the world’s No. 1 ranked male tennis star, Novak Djokovic, at Wimbledon in London on Saturday.

Fila-sponsored American tennis ace Querrey ended the defending champ’s chance for a Grand Slam streak, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6.

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Sam Querrey wears Fila sneakers and celebrates his victory at Wimbledon.
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Detail of Sam Querrey's Fila sneakers.
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“It’s incredible, especially here at Wimbledon, the biggest tournament in the world,” he told reporters after the victory. “I’m so ecstatic.”

Querrey was dressed head to toe in the brand, wearing his customized sneakers and apparel. He signed a multiyear deal with the label in 2014.

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Sam Querrey.
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Fila took to Twitter to praise the athlete, writing, “What an effort. What. A. Win. Congratulations to #TeamFila’s Sam Querrey! #Wimbledon.”

Querrey’s big win marks the first time an American has upended a world No. 1 in a Grand Slam since Andre Agassi defeated Lleyton Hewitt at the 2002 U.S. Open.

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Defeated Novak Djokovic wears Adidas.
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