Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Federer upset in Wimbledon quarters

Federer upset in Wimbledon quarters
Federer upset in Wimbledon quarters

Roger Federer’s quest for a ninth Wimbledon title came to an end Wednesday at the hands of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, who rallied from two sets down to defeat Federer in the quarterfinals 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11.

Federer, the No. 1 seed, had match point up 5-4 in the third set, but could not put Anderson, the No. 8 seed, away. From there, Anderson came all the way back, shocking Federer with a 13-11 triumph in the fifth and final set, capping off the four-plus hour match with a bullet serve up the middle that Federer returned long.

The remarkable upset moves the 32-year-old Anderson one step closer to his first Major championship. In the semifinals, Anderson will face the winner of the matchup between American John Isner, the No. 9 seed, and Canada’s Milos Raonic, the No. 13 seed.