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Kevin Anderson saves MP to shock Roger Federer — ATP Wimbledon

12 July 2018

Federer known for his elegant tennis played a unique style of shot which caught Wimbledon's attention.

"I think psychologically there's a huge difference for Anderson to play on Court One rather then Centre", the Swede, working as Eurosport's chief analyst, told Reuters.

The match was played there after Novak Djokovic, having played three of his opening four matches away from Centre Court, had his request to play in the main stadium granted.

The prospect of a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal Wimbledon final is no more.

Bizarrely, organisers made a decision to put a mixed doubles match on Centre Court, which was concluded under the roof after sunset.

A roof on No. 1 Court is expected to be completed in time for next year's tournament.

After a slump following two years of nearly total domination of the men's game, Djokovic's star appears to be back on the rise and he is a clear contender to win a fourth Wimbledon title. He has won this title eight times.

Nadal's immediate focus though would be on del Potro, whom he has beaten 10 times in 15 meetings. Further to that, he is yet to be taken to 7-5 or 7-6! The final score: 6-2, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 4-6, 13-11 in 4 hours, 14 minutes.

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

Even by Federer's stratospheric standards, the first set was a little absurd.

Federer, the overwhelming favourite going into the contest, won the opening set in just 26 minutes.

"It was tougher than the scoreline", Williams said. Shouldn't really happen, but thankfully they do for me.

The Japanese star though faces an uphill task against Djokovic, against whom he has a 2-12 win-loss record. She is seeded 25th after missing last year's tournament while pregnant.

Roger Federer, meanwhile, comfortably defeated Adrian Mannarino in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory to reach the quarterfinal stage.

Roger Federer has picked up exactly where he left off at Wimbledon.

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'Then off the baseline I wasn't feeling as good either as I had hoped to, but still good enough to be in there and maybe win the match.

"He was down match point in the third set, and he's through to his first ever semi-final here at Wimbledon now".

"We have savoured so many triumphs at the All England club for Roger Federer".

Pavic and Dabrowski, the top mixed doubles seeds, lost in the third round at Wimbledon.

A third set low on opportunities came to a frenetic conclusion.

Like Nadal, who could strike Djokovic in the semis, Federer hasn't dropped during his charge to a 16th Wimbledon quarter-final, nearly surely a staggering record that will never be surpassed. Playing Japan's Kei Nishikori, the Serb, seeded 12, dominated the rallies to move into the last four. "But things are looking much better in the last month and a half".

The 21-year-old Ostapenko, the youngest player remaining in the women's draw, next faces 33rd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

"That's how important Wimbledon is to me and to us over here".

He then let rip at Ramos for failing to sanction Nishikori for a similar act in the fourth set. After the review confirmed the ball landed on the line, umpire Juan Zhang of China awarded the point to Cibulkova.

The Spaniard could hardly come into this match in better form.

Normal service was resumed for a while at least as Federer held to love before immediately breaking back and taking the ensuing tie-break.

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'Today was one of those days. Nishikori did the same in the fourth set and he didn't get a warning.

Rafael Nadal celebrates a point against Juan Martin Del Potro.

Djokovic proceeded through to the last eight by beating Russian Karen Khachanov, however, the match did not start until 7pm.

Kevin Anderson saves MP to shock Roger Federer — ATP Wimbledon