Nadal scratches his seven-year itch to reach quarter-finals once again

11 July, 2018, 22:17 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will host the World Cup final on Sunday- two hours after the Wimbledon final is due to start

The Swiss had led by two sets to love and had a match point but collapsed late in a lengthy decider to crash out 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 4-6 11-13 in a contest that lasted more than four hours. Not only is Federer the best of all time on the Wimbledon grass, and not only is Anderson historically not great on the grass (he's never been to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon before this year), but the 32-year-old South African has never won a set off Fed-Ex anywhere.

Anderson then held the 24th game to clinch one of tennis' most famous victories. It is the first time since 2015 that the eight-time champion will play away from Centre Court.

IBTImes, India previews all four men's singles quarter-final matches of Wimbledon 2018 here.

Anderson, a 2017 U.S. Open runner-up, is now looking good going into the semifinal against either Canada's Milos Raonic or U.S. competitor John Isner.

Vanquished champion Roger Federer plans on returning for another tilt at Wimbledon glory next year - but don't call it unfinished business.

Roger Federer and his ideal run through the 2018 Wimbledon tennis tournament thus far next face Kevin Anderson in Wednesday's Men's Singles quarterfinals match.

In the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Federer will take on Kevin Anderson, Djokovic will face Kei Nishikori, and Nadal will battle with Juan Martin del Potro.


Despite his anger, Djokovic still reeled off 10 of the last 12 games of the quarter-final.

"I just don't know exactly how I couldn't create more opportunities once the third set came around", Federer said.

During his Wimbledon fourth-round victory over Adrian Mannarino, Federer played a textbook forward defensive shot that caught the eye of both tennis and cricket fans alike. It's one of those average days you have to try to win the match, and I just couldn't get it done today. This will be Djokovic's first semifinal at a major since the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam.

"His consistency, the way he plays such great tennis week in and week out", said Anderson. "I hope I can get a chance to fight for a trophy".

This was the first of three consecutive Wimbledon finals, where these two legends met.

A delicate half-volley gave Federer the opening set in 26 minutes, but two games into the second Anderson had the initiative, snatching the first of two break points as he turned up the power, the world number two netting a backhand.

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