Swiss tennis expert Roger Federer on Wednesday got thumped out of Wimbledon by South African Kevin Anderson after an exciting five-set fight in the last-eight conflict of the men’s singles occasion here.
Regardless of losing initial two sets, Anderson pulled off a shocker to beat the twenty-time Grand Slam champion 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11.
Anderson did not look like causing a stun when he lost the main set 6-2 against Federer on Court No 1. Federer soon equalled his own record of 34 back to back sets won at Wimbledon as he went 2-0 up by holding his nerve in a tie-break.
He already won 34 straight sets between the third round in 2005 and the last in 2006.
Be that as it may, what took after occurred next was absolutely sudden for Federer’s fans as the Swiss legend was not able break his own record subsequent to dropping the third set (7-5) as Anderson left on a fearless fightback.
Before long, Federer was put under strain after he lost the fourth set 6-4.
The fifth set went toe to toe as both Federer and Anderson made a decent attempt to seal the semi-finals billet.
When the fifth set was 11-11, Anderson clutched his nerves to take a two point lead and win 13-11.
Anderson will next face American John Isner or Canada’s Milos Raonic for a place in Sunday’s title coordinate.
The 32-year-old trails