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Seeded Roger Federer wastes match point, loses to Anderson at Wimbledon

11 July, 2018, 22:19 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Roger Federer sweeps into the last-eight

If Anderson is to shock Federer, who has only lost once before the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 15 years, he will need to call up the heavy artillery which has served him well at the tournament this year.

Kevin Anderson produced an astonishing fightback from two sets down to beat eight-time champion Roger Federer 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 in a quarterfinal cliffhanger at Wimbledon yesterday.

"Down two sets to love I tried my best to keep fighting". I went with the flow of my routines and everything that I have to do to get myself ready for the match, if I get to play today.

"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher", said 20-time major victor Federer. You have to have that mindset.

"I'm ecstatic. That's what you work so hard for. Matches likes that are very special".

South African Kevin Anderson, another member of the over-30s club, is in his first ever Wimbledonq quarter-finals, and to be fair hasn't taken too long to get there either, having been taken to four sets just twice. Anderson survived match point and then broke with a backhand down the line, going on to take the match to a fourth as Federer spurned three break points, an ace ending his run of 34 consecutive sets at Wimbledon.

Nishikori, who had won only two matches in 15 meetings with the 12-time major victor, broke for 1-0 in the fourth but was broken straight back. Anderson held for 5-all, broke to 6-5 with a violent return victor off a 97 miles per hour second serve, then staved off three break points and closed the set with a 133 miles per hour ace.

Federer was unable to snatch an unexpected chance from 40-0 down as Anderson's resilience again came to the fore in the eighth game, and that proved his last opening as he was ultimately worn down.

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The 32-year-old became the first opponent to win a service game, and then a set, against Federer at this year's Championships.

It will be Djokovic's first semi-final at a major since the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam.

When Anderson broke in the second set it was the first time the Swiss had dropped serve at this Wimbledon.

"It was an important victory as since 2011 I have not been in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon".

But he lost his rhythm at the start of the second set as Anderson made his move.

"It just wasn't one of my best days", Federer, who won the first set in 26 minutes, told reporters.

Anderson, who had never won a set against Federer before Wednesday, fell behind 2-0 and faced a match point in the third set before returning from the brink.

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