Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer Suffers Shock Quarter-Final Loss To Kevin Anderson

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

He even asked Federer if they could exchange notes on cricket and tennis after the latter won his ninth Wimbledon title.

Federer previously won 34 straight sets between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006 but records were the last thing on Federer's mind as he just thinking of making it through to the last four unscathed. But that turned out to be the least of his worries.

Djokovic has had a hard two years but is beginning to look and feel a lot more like his old self again.

The escape energised Anderson and he broke in the next game with a bludgeoning backhand off a weak second serve and then battled back from 0-40 to seal the third with an ace. "But he will have to serve so well all the time to beat Federer, and hit his forehand well".

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.

Toni Nadal again heaped praise on Roger Federer and his nephew Rafael Nadal for their achievements and contributions to the game of tennis over the last two decades.

Federer couldn't convert a break point at 3-4 and as the final set headed into extra time a lone voice in the crowd, mindful of England's imminent World Cup semi-final against Croatia, shouted out "Hurry up I need to watch the football". "I really do. I think with the performances I've had, I deserve to be in the semifinals", said Djokovic, whose last major title came at the 2016 French Open.

"I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble", Anderson said.

"I just don't know exactly how I couldn't create more opportunities once the third set came around". Beating Roger Federer will be one to remember, certainly in such a close match.

"I kept telling myself to keep believing". You have to have that mindset.

"It's one of those average days you have to try to win the match, and I just couldn't get it done".

Not only has he yet to drop a set through four matches at the All-England Club this year, but he hasn't had his serve broken, and it wasn't until his last match against Adrian Mannarino that he faced his first break point.

Anderson's four victories to date have taken 10 hours and 11 minutes, while Federer has required only six hours and eight minutes to sail into the quarter-finals.

Isner 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.

"He could be the nightmare draw, the players left will want to see him go out because his serve is bigger and he never has a bad serving day", he said.

I also knew that there is a big chance of us getting interrupted by darkness, continuing the next day, as it happened for me previous year.

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