Kevin Anderson beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals

Wimbledon 2018

Wimbledon 2018

Federer was on the ropes after dropping a comfortable two-set lead, and he even failed to take a match point chance in the third set, but the South African held his nerve to win a captivating contest 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-4 13-11. The final scoreline read in 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 in favor of the eighth-seeded Anderson. "I just don't know exactly how I couldn't create more opportunities once the third set came around". Now I feel horribly tired and just bad. Reaching his first grand slam final at the US Open previous year, where he lost to Nadal, gave him great confidence and it was noticeable even early on that he was able to push Federer back, a rare sight, especially on grass. "But hopefully I have two more matches to play". Today was one of those days.

"Beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon will be one I remember".

"I think it went in spells a bit also, how I was able to return his serve". "I guess there was definitely a moment at some point".

Elsewhere in the men's bracket, Rafael Nadal rounded out the day with a fantastically played match against Juan Martin del Potro, who came up just short of his second Wimbledon semifinal.

Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. It was only the third time in Federer's career that he lost a Grand Slam match after winning the first two sets.

Eventually, Nadal took the set and the match on serve, despite numerous attempts from Del Potro to force another break. You need to go with that mindset against a player like Roger.

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

But he has been fairly solid at the Slams ever since, making at least the last-16 at all the majors - with the exception of a first round blip at the Australian Open this year.

That earned a code violation from chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

Isner will line up opposite Anderson on Centre Court in Thursday's semi-finals - the American won the battle of the big servers with Canada's Raonic.

"It didn't harm the grass".

Despite his anger - and picking up a time violation in the fourth set - 12th seed Djokovic still reeled off 10 of the last 12 games.

There was success for Britain, meanwhile, in the doubles, with Joe Salisbury, partnering former champion Freddie Nielsen, and Dominic Inglot, with Franko Skugor, through to the men's doubles semi-finals, but Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are out. I never played that way. At the same time I have been in that position a couple of times in my career. I gave it my all.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turns 37 next month, says he plans to return to SW19 next year.

Federer, meanwhile, had his serve broken four times - the first four times his serve was broken during this Wimbledon run. While Federer was waiting to play his semifinal against No. 14 seed Marin Cilic, Djokovic was getting upset by Kei Nishikori, seemingly handing Federer the trophy on a silver platter.