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Sport Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Quarterfinals

20:29  11 july  2018
20:29  11 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Roger Federer rocked at Wimbledon as Kevin Anderson claims ultimate scalp

  Roger Federer rocked at Wimbledon as Kevin Anderson claims ultimate scalp The greatest men’s champion is out of this year’s tournament.A marathon quarter-final lasting four hours and 13 minutes ended with defending champion and eight-time winner Federer, who had a match point in the third set, losing 13-11 in the fifth.

No. 1 seed Roger Federer won't have a chance to defend his Wimbledon title, falling in a stunning quarterfinal upset to Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 on Wednesday.

Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon by Kevin Anderson after a thrilling five-set battle that ended in a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 victory for the South African.

a man holding a racket and a ball: Roger Federer entered Wednesday on a 32-set winning streak at Wimbledon. © Ben Curtis/Associated Press Roger Federer entered Wednesday on a 32-set winning streak at Wimbledon.

WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer was playing in unusual surroundings at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

For the first time in three years, he was on the No. 1 Court, not Centre Court — the tennis mecca where he has won eight Wimbledon titles. And for the first two sets in his quarterfinal match against Kevin Anderson, Federer seemed quite comfortable there.

But he will not have fond memories of his visit. The eighth-seeded Anderson rallied for a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 victory over the top-seeded Federer, the defending champion.

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  Roger, Serena, Rafa bring best to Wimbledon's Centre Court Roger Federer's mastery in a straight-set victory over the 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino was only the beginning of things for those who spent more than $150 to be at Center Court and were afforded the rare treat of watching three of the greatest to ever lift a tennis racket. They clapped and yelled when Federer's drop volley capped a 16-minute tour de force of a first set in which he won 21 of the first 23 points.

Kevin Anderson , left, rallied from two sets down to deny Roger Federer ’s bid to win his ninth Wimbledon title this year. Wednesday’s other quarterfinals will pit Nadal against Juan Martin del Potro, while American John Isner will take on Canada’s Milos Raonic for a semifinal berth.

Federer is out at Wimbledon in a major upset , while Novak Djokovic is into the semifinals. Kevin Anderson did the unthinkable on Wednesday. He came from two sets down against the always great Roger Federer in a Wimbledon quarterfinal match to advance to his first semifinal.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson reacts during his quarter final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer. © REUTERS/Andrew Boyers South Africa's Kevin Anderson reacts during his quarter final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer.

It was only the fifth time in Federer’s career that he lost a best-of-five match that he led two sets to none. The last time was at the semifinals of the United States Open in 2011 against Novak Djokovic.

Entering Wednesday, Federer had a 32-set winning streak at Wimbledon. He extended it to 34 against Anderson, but then the wheels began to come off.

Federer’s forehand, which had been so sharp in the early going, started producing error after error. His serve, which had been practically infallible through three rounds, was broken three times.

And Anderson, a finalist at the U.S. Open last year, began serving better. He went for his shots, hitting 48 winners in the last three sets.

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Kevin Anderson will face Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals after 'Manic Monday' produced a day of firsts for the South African.

Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals . Roger Federer grimaces after losing a point during the fifth set of his men's quarterfinals match against Kevin Anderson .

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during his quarter final match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson . © REUTERS/Andrew Boyers Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during his quarter final match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson . South Africa's Kevin Anderson celebrates winning his quarter final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer . © REUTERS/Andrew Boyers South Africa's Kevin Anderson celebrates winning his quarter final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer .

Still, Federer had a match point in the third set. And he was up by 0-40 on Anderson’s serve two games later and could not convert any of the break point opportunities. He won only 3 of 12 break points on Anderson’s serve in the match. Anderson, 32, who was playing his first Wimbledon quarterfinal, didn’t even face a break point in the marathon fifth set.

In Friday’s semifinals, Anderson will play the winner of the match between John Isner and Milos Raonic.

Novak Djokovic also advanced to the semifinals, defeating Kei Nishikori, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, had not reached the final four of the Grand Slam event since the 2016 United States Open. He missed the second half of last season with an elbow injury.

Djokovic, the No. 12 seed, will face the winner of the match between second-seeded Rafael Nadal and fifth-seeded Juan Martín del Potro.

Rafael Nadal stages superb fightback to beat Juan Martin Del Potro and reach last four at Wimbledon .
MIKE DICKSON AT WIMBLEDON: Nadal v Federer is off, the Nadal v Djokovic semi-final is on, on Friday, with the former back in the last four for the first time since 2011. What a shame that so many will not have seen this four hour 48 minute primetime thriller due to attractions elsewhere, for it was a superb contest, especially a fifth set with thrills and spills galore as both players hurled themselves around to a standstill.

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