Kevin Anderson Upsets Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Jiri Vesely during the Wimbledon men’s singles match

Continuing with the conversation, the right-hand batsman agreed to give the twenty times Grand Slam champion some "straight drive" lessons in exchange of "backhand" tips.

The 20-time Grand Slam victor is aiming for a 13th Wimbledon semi-final and to extend his record for the most last four appearance at the All England Club in the Open Era, having taken sole ownership of the record from American Jimmy Connors during his 2017 title run. Federer had 33, 14 of which came in the fifth set, while Anderson finished with 31.

Anderson, meanwhile, is coming off a four-set win over Gael Monfils that saw three of those sets go to a tiebreaker. But that turned out to be the least of his worries.

Djokovic looked in control in the first set.

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.

A crosscourt forehand victor, a down-the-line backhand powershot, a sneak attack after a serve - Roger Federer is the master of them all.

Federer had a match point at 5-4 in the third set, but Kevin Anderson-the 6-foot-8 ball smasher from South Africa-saved that break point and went on to win the set.

Anderson's big serve and power seemed to bother Federer, who never seemed quite right.

The final set lasted 90 minutes, and it was captivating stuff. He ended the match with a serve down the middle that.

"Sure, it's disappointing losing the next two sets after winning the first two and having match points".


"I'm not quite sure what to say, I had to try my best to keep fighting", Anderson told the BBC.

"I just don't know exactly how I couldn't create more opportunities once the third set came around". "I speak with him every day, he told me that he is doing well". You need that mindset against Roger.

"It was just one of those days where you hope to get by somehow", Federer said.

The South African will play in his first Wimbledon quarter-final against a player who's won the tournament a record eight times. He won the match, 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11.

The American is hoping he might have some presidential support should he reach the semi-finals, with Donald Trump due to visit the United Kingdom later this week.

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.

"To be honest, I didn't feel mental fatigue (during the match)".

"He said he thinks it damaged the court". Kei did the same in the fourth set but wasn't warned.

"I don't think it really mattered, to be honest".

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