Kevin Anderson beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals

Roger Federer is yet to lose his serve this fortnight

Roger Federer is yet to lose his serve this fortnight

The last time Federer played a Wimbledon match away from Centre Court it had no negative impact as he trounced Gilles Simon at the same stage of the 2015 tournament before beating home favourite Andy Murray to reach the final where he was undone by a dominant Novak Djokovic.

It was Federer's earliest departure from Wimbledon since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.

The 32-year-old, who reached last year's U.S. Open final, will face either Milos Raonic or John Isner in the semis.

"Down two sets to love I tried my best to keep fighting".

Mannarino was already handed a point after Federer's shot landed outside the court, but the Swiss was seen going on his front-foot and defending the ball with the middle of his racquet and a ideal roll of the wrists. 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. You'll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don't have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms. As the match went on, I gave it my all. "Matches likes that are very special".

On a related note, Roger Federer is slated to play his Wimbledon quarter-final against South-African Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.

There was still the small matter of holding serve but a 28th ace helped settle Anderson's nerves and be brought up match point with a massive forehand before completing a remarkable victory with a first serve that Federer could not handle. And he had held serve 81 games in a row at the grass-court major, a streak that grew to 85 before Anderson broke him a surprising total of four times.


Federer responded, quickly breaking back before taking the set in a tie-break.

But Anderson was just getting started.

Federer had a match point at 5-4 in the third set, but struck a backhand into the net before the eighth-seeded Anderson broke in the following game and held serve.

Federer was completely out of sorts by now and his uncharacteristic struggles on his forehand didn't improve in the fourth set.

The duo had met each other at the All England Club in 2011, when Federer was chasing his seventh Wimbledon title, and fans across the globe had gone into a frenzy seeing the legends in one frame.

"The expectations he's had to deal with for over a decade, 15 years, I mean, at the top of the game, he's able to deal with it so well, which isn't easy".

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