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Roger Federer falls to Kevin Anderson in four-hour five-set epic

FILE South African tennis player Kevin Anderson Roger Federer falls to Kevin Anderson in four-hour five-set epic
Noah Ferguson | 12 July, 2018, 00:40

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.

At 6 ft 8', one of the tallest players on the tour, Anderson produced an upset result of tall order, edging the top-seed in a titanic tussle.

He won the third set to snap Federer's 34-set winning streak at Wimbledon and Federer was clearly shaken as Anderson dominated the fourth set to drag the 20-time Grand Slam champion into a decider.

He hit 28 aces against Federer, saved 9 of 12 break points and managed to hold his own in the rare lengthy baseline rallies. I scraped through the third and fourth sets. Now I feel horribly tired and just very bad.

Another alternative to watch Wimbledon matches featuring Roger Federer live and free is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial which means you can check it out without any obligation to buy. I gave it my all.

"I feel that sort of started to change towards the end of the clay court season previous year". "I hopefully have two more matches to play in the tournament".

As it stands, the 17-time Grand Slam champion is now on 8,950 points while Federer, who has to win a ninth Wimbledon title to retain the full 2,000 points, is now on 8,720.

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer says he "did not see defeat coming" before a shock quarter-final exit against Kevin Anderson. He stepped it up in the 12th game, nudging ahead to 0-30 but Anderson pulled back to level 6-all.

On they went, both holding to love for 10-10, but at 11-11 it was Federer who blinked first, a double fault handing Anderson a rare break point which he converted. The South African made no mistake.

Asked whether being bumped to Court 1 made any difference, having not played there for three years, he added: 'I don't think it would have changed if I played there last year.

"I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final", Nadal explained. The 31-year-old, however, served up the whole range from antics to awesome shot-making.

"But, sure, I was also surprised it was that fast, that first set, especially 16 minutes".

Meanwhile Novak Djokovic ended his near two-year absence from grand slam semi-finals by booking a place in the last four at Wimbledon.

"It's feels great to be in the last four of a slam", Djokovic said. I feel I'm peaking at the right time. "I hope I can get a chance to fight for a trophy".

"I think it's not fair, but it is the way it is in the midst of the emotions of a match".

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