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Kevin Anderson Pushes Roger Federer Out Of Wimbledon

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| July 12 , 2018 , 13:49 IST

It was an interesting day at the Wimbledon on Wednesday as eight seed South African player Kevin Anderson fought back from being two sets down that led to Roger Federer’s ouster from the grand slam.

37 years old Federer started well on Court One, where he was playing after a long gap of 3 years and won the first set easily 6-2 with not much effort from Anderson.

The second set was an exciting contest but that too went Federer’s way as he won it 7-6. Federer had been impressive in his way to the last eight beating

Dusan Lajovic, Lukas Lacko, Jan-Lennard Struff and Adrian Mannarino without wasting much breathe. At the end of the second set, everyone could see the game going the same way as Federer’s previous games in this tournament.

In the third set, Federer was just one point away from winning the quarterfinal in three straight sets. This was the moment when Anderson came back in the game finally leading to victory.

At the end of four hours and 13 minutes long game, Anderson emerged victorious 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-4 13-11 with 28 aces.

With this victory, Anderson has sailed to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon where he will encounter World No 10 John Isner of the United States.

Speaking at the post-match Press Conference, Federer said, “I think I had my chances, so it’s disappointing.”

Talking about Anderson, Federer said, “No doubt about it that he was consistent, he was solid, he got what he needed when he had to. Credit to him for hanging around really that long.”

Kevin Anderson took to Twitter after the victory and wrote, “All my respect to Roger. It was an honour to share the court with you. Thanks to all the fans for your support and nice messages.”