Wimbledon 2018: Defending Champion Roger Federer Crashes Out Of Quarter-finals After Losing Five-set Epic To Kevin Anderson


ROGER FEDERER crashed out of Wimbledon after a giantkilling by giant Kevin Anderson.

The 6ft 8in South African came from two sets down and saved two match points to pull off one of the biggest shocks in SW19, winning 2-6 6-7 7-5 6-4 13-11 in an incredible contest on No 1 Court.

PA:Press Association Kevin Anderson battled back from two sets down before beating Roger Federer in the quarter-finals

Reuters Anderson and Federer embrace at the end of their epic five-set battle

Anderson said: “Beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon will be one that I remember.

“I kept saying to myself: ‘It’s going to be my day.’

“I thought I did a great job. I’m very ecstatic.”

And so he should be.

EPA It is the first time that US Open finalist Anderson has reached the last-four at Wimbledon

AFP or licensors Federer, 36, had two match points in the third set, but failed to take his chance against the South African

Before this match, Federer had not lost a service game, let alone a set in this tournament.

The last set he had lost, in fact, was at the 2016 tournament.

And when the eight-time champion took the opening set in 26 minutes, another routine win seemed on the cards.

When he battled back from losing his serve for the first time to win the second set on a tiebreak, he equalled his own record of 34 consecutive sets won at Wimbledon.

Getty Images – Getty Federer applauds his adoring fans as he departs Court One after crashing out at the All England Club

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