Sports Roger Federer stunned at Wimbledon by Kevin Anderson

20:06  11 july  2018
20:06  11 july  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

30 consecutive sets: Federer continues Wimbledon dominance

  30 consecutive sets: Federer continues Wimbledon dominance Roger Federer has picked up exactly where he left off at Wimbledon .After cruising through the first week without dropping a set, the defending champion won the opening set of his fourth-round match against Adrian Mannarino 6-0 in 16 minutes.Mannarino won only one point on his own serve as Federer hit 11 winners to just one unforced error. The only consolation for the 22nd-seeded Mannarino was that he became the first player to earn a break point on Federer's serve during the tournament.

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.

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.

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Defending champion Roger Federer has been knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting a match point during a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 defeat to Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Having saved Federer’s only break point of a 90-minute fifth set at 3-4, Anderson took his first chance at 11-11 and then served out for victory. The 2017 U.S. Open runner-up triumphed in 4 hours and 14 minutes.

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.

Anderson hit 13 winners and just four unforced errors in the fourth set as he claimed the only break to force a decider.

In his first Wimbledon semifinal, Anderson will face 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic or ninth-seeded John Isner.

Kevin Anderson sends classy tweet after epic match with Isner .
Kevin Anderson sends classy tweet after epic match with IsnerThe two tennis players combined to play the second-longest match in grand slam history — a match that went five sets and lasted over six and a half hours. Anderson prevailed in the marathon semifinal, winning the fifth set 26-24.

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