Wimbledon 2018 -- Kevin Anderson stays cool despite Roger Federer upset

Wimbledon 2018 -- Kevin Anderson stays cool despite Roger Federer upset

But then fourth and fifth, obviously the fifth was long, that's like two sets, the fifth.

Kevin Anderson dethroned Roger Federer to reach his maiden Wimbledon semi-final after sealing a dramatic 13-11 deciding-set victory on Wednesday. It capped a wild year for Federer, one that began with him in tears after a five-set loss to Nadal, but included his first French Open win (and the career Slam that came with it), a return to the winner's circle at Wimbledon and the birth of his twin girls.

Anderson, a 2017 U.S. Open runner-up, is now looking good going into the semifinal against either Canada's Milos Raonic or U.S. competitor John Isner.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have set up a box office Wimbledon semi-final but Roger Federer's title defence came to a screeching halt on a drama-charged day at The All England Club.

Federer ultimately paid the price for failing to convert any more than three of 12 break-point opportunities, including three in a row with Anderson serving at love-40 in the fourth set.

The Centre Court spectators, who included the Duchess of Cornwall, Rory McIlroy and Sir Richard Branson watching on from the Royal Box, were wowed by two highlight-reel rallies in the first five games. He is by far their most successful current tennis player, with Chanel Simmonds the highest-ranked woman at 316 in the WTA rankings and Lloyd Harris, at 221, the next South African on the list in the men's log.

Our recommended way to watch Roger Federer online without cable is via Hulu Live TV with Wimbledon coverage. It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship - an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true victor was the sport itself.

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"I mean, please", Federer said of Djokovic's victor.

Everything appeared to be going to plan when Federer eased into a two-set advantage.

It was an extraordinary turnaround after Federer won the first set in 26 scintillating minutes against a player he had beaten four times out of four without dropping a set. "It just happened to be that today wasn't the day".

Federer seemed to be heading for a routine victory with match point to complete a straights set win in the third. Isner hit 25 aces, saved the only break point he faced, and has won all 95 of his service games in the tournament. Federer may well be the greatest of all time but even he will find it tough to win at that age.

Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final and 32nd at the majors after a stormy Centre Court clash against Nishikori.

"I don't think it would have changed if I played there previous year. I think I had my chances, so it's disappointing".

"I was actually playing really high-quality tennis, having a few sniffs on his serve, nearly felt my mind wondering, Well, maybe I can do this". That's my problem really, the 36-year-old said.

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