Anderson stuns Federer in quarter-final cliffhanger

Anderson stuns Federer in quarter-final cliffhanger

Anderson kept his nerve to beat a top-five player for the first time since 2015 and Federer admitted his frustration at not being able to get the job done.

"When I arrive here, my goal is to do the things the right way, to try to give me chances to compete well".

Federer is a flawless 12-0 in Sets thus far and a ideal 4-0 in Matches at Wimbledon 2018.

Like Nadal, who could strike Djokovic in the semis, Federer hasn't dropped during his charge to a 16th Wimbledon quarter-final, nearly surely a staggering record that will never be surpassed.

Kevin Anderson will face Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals after Manic Monday produced a day of firsts for the South African.

He next faces two-time champion Nadal or Del Potro in his first Grand Slam semifinal since the 2016 US Open. "I knew we were both moms, and I'm not sure how often that's happened, if ever".

As it stands, the 17-time Grand Slam champion is now on 8,950 points while Federer, who has to win a ninth Wimbledon title to retain the full 2,000 points, is now on 8,720.

Djokovic came through his most major test to date in the third round in impressive style, as he saw off home favourite Kyle Edmund in four sets.

Federer, however, lost to South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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"I wouldn't necessarily say I've been playing like incredible".

Anderson's reward for his famous victory is a semifinal on Friday (Saturday NZT) against either American ninth seed John Isner or Canadian 13th seed Milos Raonic.

Like a vintage Rolls Royce, Federer cruised into the last eight for a mind-boggling 16th time with another imperious centre court display at The All England Club.

The eight-time champion was two sets up and had a match point in the third, but nearly three hours later he trudged off on the end of a seismic 2-6 6-7 (5/7) 7-5 6-4 13-11 upset.

Federer couldn't convert a break point at 3-4 and as the final set headed into extra time a lone voice in the crowd, mindful of England's imminent World Cup semi-final against Croatia, shouted out "Hurry up I need to watch the football".

The battle between the two big-servers will start on Court 1 after the first quarter-final between Federer and Anderson. "I wasn't feeling particularly well off the baseline", he said.

Nishikori fought hard, but the signs of wear and tear from playing a foe of Djokovic's quality became apparent when he dropped three breaks in the fourth, decisive set, running out of steam opposite a relentless force. You can't plan for them anyway because one point can change the outcome of a set.

Finally free off a painful and persistent elbow injury and blissfully content again in his private life, the Serbian plays another comeback star in Kei Nishikori for a drought-breaking semi-final berth.