American Sam Querrey recorded the biggest match win of his career on Wednesday when he defeated world number two-ranked Novak Djokovic 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Masters. Having won just 10 points in the 20-minute first set, Querrey bounced back to record his first win over a Top 10 player in 12 months and hit 18 aces and saved six of 10 break points.
“It was a little embarrassing. I walked over to where Casey, my physio/chiropractor sits with my girlfriend and Casey's wife, and I said, ‘I hope I can get two games in this set,’" said Querrey when asked how he felt at one set and 0-2 down. “Once I got the two games I kind of settled down. I was like, ‘Okay, that's all I want.’ But then I got rolling and got more confidence and started serving better and being a little more aggressive.”
Djokovic entered Court Central wearing a Darth Vader mark, as part of his Halloween celebrations. He failed to convert all five of his break point opportunities in the deciding set and dropped to a 70-12 match record on the season.
"Sam played very well, served very well," said Djokovic.
Querrey will play either 14th-seeded Milos Raonic or Jeremy Chardy in the third round.