Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Not only is Federer the best of all time on the Wimbledon grass, and not only is Anderson historically not great on the grass (he's never been to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon before this year), but the 32-year-old South African has never won a set off Fed-Ex anywhere.

What does the loss mean for Roger Federer?

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer says he "did not see defeat coming" before a shock quarter-final exit against Kevin Anderson.

Del Potro said: 'I think I will be in good condition. It's not like I would have remembered exactly how it would have felt.

Anderson will now move into his first semi-finals at the tournament; taking on the victor of John Isner and Milos Raonic for a place in a final against what may be Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic.

Only once before had Federer played more games at a Grand Slam and on that occasion, he prevailed 16-14 in the 2009 Wimbledon final against Andy Roddick.

Defending champion Federer will play in the unfamiliar surroundings of Wimbledon's No. 1 Court as he takes on eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson.

It was a surprise result that now sends the eighth-seeded Anderson to the semifinals at Wimbledon, his first time making it that far in the storied competition that Federer has won eight times, including past year.

"It's disappointing losing the next two sets after winning the first two and having match points", said Federer.

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Emboldened by the development, Anderson went on all-out attack. The final score in favor of Anderson: 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11.

"Even if it will be probably a tough day for him because he had a lot of chances to win the match, match point, two sets to love".

Anderson did well to hold his nerve down the stretch - neither cowering nor over-hitting as the prospect of the greatest victory of his career inched closer. There was no drop-off in intensity; no letdown in the quality of his play.

After that, Federer began to struggle and Anderson unloaded his swings on every shot.

He was leading by two sets and 5-4 in the third when, with Anderson serving, he got to Advantage.

Federer is a flawless 12-0 in Sets thus far and a ideal 4-0 in Matches at Wimbledon 2018.

Deploying his huge serve to lethal effect, Anderson roared back to leave the champion's title bid in tatters thanks to a barrage of 28 aces and 65 winners. If it gnawed at him, there was no evidence as the match surpassed the four-hour mark.

Snacks during the changeovers kept them going, but nothing seemed capable of separating them - at least until Federer appeared distracted by a midpoint shout from the crowd and a plane flying overhead while serving at 11-11.

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