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.
“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.
What an effort. What. A. Win. Congratulations to #TeamFila‘s Sam Querrey! #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/ogcJJepdLu
— Fila Tennis (@FilaTennis) July 2, 2016
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.