Roger Federer out of Wimbledon 2018 after Kevin Anderson defeat

Paola Ditto
Luglio 12, 2018

Isner will face No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the semifinals.

Federer, who had played his last 20 matches on Centre Court, stretching back to 2015, continued to enjoy the full backing of his ever-growing fandom on Court No.1. Now I feel horribly tired and just bad. I said today is going to be my day.

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"Do you think I ruined the court?" he bellowed at Ramos. "Matches likes that are very special".

The only other times Federer has surrendered a two-set lead came against Lleyton Hewitt in Switzerland's 2003 Davis Cup semi-final loss to Australia in Melbourne, to David Nalbandian in the 2005 Masters Cup decider and to Jo- Wilfried Tsonga and Novak Djokovic at consecutive slams at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2011.

Kevin Anderson took deep breaths, big gulps of the early-evening air as he paced the court, preparing to serve for a place in the Wimbledon semifinals.

Gaining in confidence, Anderson took care of Federer 6-4 in the fourth, setting up a do-or-die fifth set. Federer eked out a break point at 4-3, Anderson quickly snuffed it out, then Anderson served to stay in the match, and did so to love.

Anderson stayed in the match thanks to his serving, compiling 28 aces.

Anderson is the first South African man to make the last four at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren in 1983.

The 32-year-old made his maiden Grand Slam final appearance as last year's US Open, losing to Rafael Nadal.

Amid all of the chaos in the women's bracket at Wimbledon, the quarterfinal round in the men's bracket boasts a lot of familiar faces.

Interviewed by Sky Sport, the eight-time champion Andre Agassi himself admitted that he would like to see the epic clash: 'This would be for the history books, for everybody.

But he lost his rhythm at the start of the second set as Anderson made his move.

Anderson is getting used to breaking barriers.

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.

Anderson scented blood and, out-duelling Federer time and again, he broke in the seventh game to level the match at two sets all.

How rare was it that Federer would lose after holding a match point in a major?

And his great rival Federer, despite the fact he will be 37 when the next Wimbledon comes around, allayed any fears that he might hang up his racket sooner rather than later.

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