Roger Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final loss to Kevin Anderson

Just one of over 400 points

Just one of over 400 points

"Beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon is definitely one I'm going to remember".

Anderson was sticking to his guns, though, and after saving match point the eighth seed secured another break of the Federer serve and snatched a set back.

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 quarter-final cliffhanger at Wimbledon on Wednesday. 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.

After two years of physical and mental struggles, Djokovic appears fit and confident and ready to try to add to his tally of 12 grand slam titles.

The first hiccup surfaced at the start of the second set with Anderson breaking the Federer serve and ending that run of holds.

He said: 'I felt like in the last month and a half, the level of tennis has been very close to where I would like it to be, where I'm used to having it.

The women's semi-finals are set for Thursday. Not just an experience, but a challenge that I've set for myself.


It was his first win against Federer at the fifth attempt and means he is the first player representing South Africa to reach the semi-final here since Kevin Curren in 1983. You have to have that mindset. The tennis begins at about 2.10pm with the football kicking off at 4pm.

"Yeah, of course, the goal is to come back here next year".

Djokovic, seeded 12th, incurred a warning for throwing his racket and was clearly frustrated, complaining of "double standards" when Nishikori was not punished for a racket throw.

He said: "I just asked the chair umpire how did I deserve that warning?" So far the four matches have been really, really good for me'. Nishikori did the same in the fourth set and he didn't get a warning. I think that's not fair.

"He claims that he didn't see what Nishikori has done, but apparently he always sees what I do".

That will be played at Centre Court, of course, a spot Federer knows well.

"I am peaking at the right moment".

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