Kevin Anderson ousts eight-time champion Roger Federer from Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson ousts eight-time champion Roger Federer from Wimbledon

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Federer suffered his earliest exit at Wimbledon since a shock second-round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.

Eighth seed Anderson will play 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic or American ninth seed John Isner on Friday for a place in Sunday's final.

"I kept telling myself to keep believing".

"It just wasn't one of my best days", Federer, who won the first set in 26 minutes, told reporters. That's the mindset you need against someone like Roger. I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble'. "Matches likes that are very special".

Two-time champion Nadal is through to the last eight at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011. He may well pause to take stock of a journey that started in Johannesburg with him gleaning as much knowledge as possible from global tennis magazines, cutting out articles on the sport's greatest rivalries, while pouring over the Grand Slams whenever they were broadcast on South African television.

After a four-hour, five-set epic that saw the fifth set go 24 games, and despite knocking out defending champion Roger Federer, the man with the coolest head in Wimbledon post-match was Kevin Anderson.

Djokovic and Nishikori will play the first match on Centre Court, followed by arguably the pick of the quarter-finals between Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro, meaning Federer must make a rare visit to Court One.

Federer was looking fragile and when he netted on the forehand side to hand Anderson a 4-3 lead in the fourth set, the errors were becoming more problematic.

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Federer seemed rattled and his forehand began to misfire and it was that stroke which allowed Anderson a decisive break of serve at 3-3 in the fourth.

Deploying his huge serve to lethal effect, Anderson roared back to leave the champion's title bid in tatters thanks to a barrage of 28 aces and 65 winners. Taking on the #8 seed Kevin Anderson, the South African came out on top of the Swiss after a five-set classic. Since then, he's been far more consistent, making it to the quarterfinals of the French Open and the finals of the Queen's Club Championships.

But he lost his rhythm at the start of the second set as Anderson made his move.

Anderson is getting used to breaking barriers.

But Federer offered a contrasting view in his media conference following a 6-0 7-5 6-4 fourth-round win over Adrian Mannarino on Monday.

"But, sure, I was also surprised it was that fast, that first set, especially 16 minutes".

Federer, 36, breezed through the opening set in just 26 minutes, had a match point in the third set and was just two points from victory a couple of times in the epic fifth set that lasted 90 minutes.

Having blitzed through his first four matches with barely a bead of sweat despite the unusually hot weather of this year's Wimbledon, Federer was generally expected to cruise past Anderson, not least since he had won all four of their previous meetings, all in straight sets.

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