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Defending Wimbledon champion Federer ousted in quarter-finals - Omni Sports

11 July 2018, 10:13 | Charlene Valdez

GETTYRoger Federer could face Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon final

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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is realistic about who he wants to face should he reach the Wimbledon final this year.

Federer beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the Round of 16 to progress through to the quarter-final stage where he will meet South African and world number eight Kevin Anderson.

Federer ultimately paid the price for failing to convert any more than three of 12 break-point opportunities, including three in a row with Anderson serving at love-40 in the fourth set.

Certainly, few expected the match to be a 4-hour marathon after Federer took the first set in 26 minutes.

"I scraped through the third and fourth sets and by the end I thought I did a great job".

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The three-time Wimbledon champion was broken in the opening game of the fourth set, but won the next four games and broke again to clinch victory.

"I think psychologically there's a huge difference for Anderson to play on Court One rather then Centre", the Swede, working as Eurosport's chief analyst, told Reuters.

The setting was not the only thing alien to the defending champion.


Federer had won his last seven five-set matches.

There was still the small matter of holding serve but a 28th ace helped settle Anderson's nerves and be brought up match point with a massive forehand before completing a remarkable victory with a first serve that Federer could not handle.

Emboldened by the development, Anderson went on all-out attack.

The eighth-seeded Anderson trailed two sets to none and faced match point in the third set before staving off elimination to win the set 7-5. "That's the worst feeling you can have as a tennis player". "I probably won't have another 6-0 set this week, so I'll enjoy this one". There was no drop-off in intensity; no letdown in the quality of his play.

After that, Federer began to struggle and Anderson unloaded his swings on every shot. The South African saved three break points before taking the set 7-5. Anderson rightly earned the points that followed with winners the Swiss couldn't touch. That sometimes there is a set like this against a player who is not the biggest server, it can happen.

Federer served first in the seesaw battle of extra time, which ought to have put Anderson at a slight psychological disadvantage, forced to serve from behind just to stay even.

IBTImes, India previews all four men's singles quarter-final matches of Wimbledon 2018 here. Anderson leveled for 7-7, 8-8, 9-9, 10-10.

And he closed, fittingly, on a service victor.

Novak Djokovic shrugged off a second-set slump to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since 2016 by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday.



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