Wimbledon: Kevin Anderson stuns Roger Federer in 5-set thriller

Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his quarter-final match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team London, UK Jul 11, 2018, 10.32 PM (IST)

The King of Grass, Roger Federer has suffered a shocking exit men's singles at Wimbledon by South Africa's Kevin Anderson on July 11. The defending champion Federer blew a two-set lead and wasted a match point in a 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 quarter-final clash.

The eighth seed Anderson did not look like a threat when he lost the first set 6-2 at the Court No 1.

Thirty-six-year-old Roger Federer equalled his own record of 34 consecutive sets won at Wimbledon as he won the second set in a high-quality tie-break.

This year's Wimbledon has already seen the ouster of top ten seeds in women's singles which has happened for the first time in history.

Federer's bid to win a ninth Wimbledon title came to an end as the Swiss star collapsed in a nail-biting four hour and 13-minute classic that ranks as one of the tournament's greatest upsets.

It was Federer's earliest departure from Wimbledon since his shock second-round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.


After displaying an outstanding performance, Anderson will play 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic or American ninth seed John Isner on Friday for a place in Sunday's final.