Switzerland’s Roger Federer expedition for a ninth Wimbledon Tennis Championships title came to an end on Wednesday at the hands of Kevin Anderson of South Africa, who rallied from two sets down to defeat Federer in the quarterfinals in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
Anderson’s surprising fight back from two sets low to beat the 8th time champion Federer by 2-6 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4 13-11 in a five-set cliffhanger.
Anderson remained calm, composed and got victory on his first match point with a controlling first serve.
Eighth “8” seeded Anderson saved a match point in the third set and torn Federer dream, who had won the first set in 26 minutes.
Anderson won the third set and broke Roger’s 34 set straight winning streak at Wimbledon and Federer was stunned as Anderson won the fourth set to drag the twenty time “20” Grand Slam champion into a decider.
The only other times Federer has surrendered a two-set lead came against Lleyton Hewitt in Switzerland’s 2003 Davis Cup semi-final loss in Melbourne, to David Nalbandian in the 2005 Masters Cup and to Jo- Wilfried Tsonga and Novak Djokovic at consecutive slams at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2011.