Roger Federer falls to Kevin Anderson in four-hour five-set epic
Kevin Anderson v Roger Federer 2-6 6-7 7-5 6-4 13-11

Roger Federer falls to Kevin Anderson in four-hour five-set epic

Roger Federer succumbed to a shock five-set defeat to Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Federer seemed to be heading for a routine victory with match point to complete a straights set win in the third. But Anderson held his nerve to level up and then produced a remarkable surge in form to take Federer deep into the fifth set.

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 to win 2-6 6-7 7-5 6-4 13-11.

The 32-year-old will face John Isner in the last four after the American beat Milos Raonic.

Speaking to the BBC immediately after the match, Anderson said: "I’m not sure what to say right now. I tried my best to keep fighting and was able to scrape through the third and fourth set. By the end I was able to do a great job and I wasn’t thinking too much. Against someone like Roger, if you go out there with doubts, like I did in the first set, it’s not going to go well.

" That was a great performance from my side. I’m very pleased to get through. I wanted to put myself in these positions. I’m very happy about today. "

"I’m in a position to hopefully be here on Sunday. Beating Roger here at Wimbledon is something I’m going to remember. But hopefully I have two more matches to play."

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