Roger Federer eliminated in Wimbledon quarterfinals

  • Roger Federer eliminated in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Roger Federer eliminated in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Whether it was a forward defensive shot or a back-foot cut, the eight-time champion's technique impressed the International Cricket Council. "When I come here, I come here thinking I can do a good result".

Anderson struggled to make any impression on Federer's serve as the Swiss' guile saw him dominate, breaking for a second time when a deep forehand could only be returned long by the South African. But there was more. Anderson added that Federer, who won his first Wimbledon title in 2003, is the ideal role model for the sport - and for those players in the chasing pack. "That's the worst feeling you can have as a tennis player". The 2017 U.S. Open runner-up triumphed in four hours and 14 minutes.

But he had never made it beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon until this week, carried by his booming serve. Further to that, he is yet to be taken to 7-5 or 7-6!

South Africa's Kevin Anderson celebrates during the fourth round match against France's Gael Monfils.

The decider went on serve deep into double figures, before Anderson broke in the decisive 23rd game to set up a chance to serve the match - a chance he duly took.

This was the 32-year-old South African's first win over Federer in five attempts.

Federer was playing on Court One for the first time in three years, but the 20-time Grand Slam champion denied his surprise move from Centre Court was a factor. His loss to Anderson was the first match he'd played at No. 1 since 2015.

Djokovic has improved in every tournament in 2018, making it to the fourth round of the Australian Open, the quarterfinal round of the French Open and now the semifinal round at Wimbledon. I feel a lot of people are not familiar with this, but players asking to play on a certain court is not really uncommon, on the contrary.' Asked if he expects to be scheduled on Centre Court on Wednesday against Kei Nishikori, Djokovic added: 'We'll see. They have a combined 37 Grand Slam titles between them and despite having played for over a decade, they continue to dominate men's tennis today.

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely during their men's singles match, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation during their men's singles match on the seventh day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday July 9, 2018.

He forced a tiebreak but, despite losing the first mini-break, Federer turned things around to go two sets ahead.