South African Kevin Anderson has beaten World No. 1 Roger Federer in a five-set thriller in the quarter finals of Wimbledon 2018 to make history for himself – and South Africa proud!
In a nail-biting men’s quarter final match on Court 1 at Wimbledon today, 32 year-old Kevin Anderson played – and won – the most important match of his career when he beat the top-seeded King of Wimbledon, 36-year-old Roger Federer in a five-set match – with a 13-11 win in the final set.
Anderson was down two sets (and a match point) when he dug deep and miraculously managed to win the next two sets, making it four sets all – and the most games he’s ever won against Federer.
But more excitement was to come – as each player held his serve for the next 22 games – when Anderson finally pulled ahead at 11-11 to break Federer’s serve, lead 12-11 and serve for the match.
The match provided fans of both players with more than four hours of thrilling entertainment – the most value-for-money match of the tournament so far!
Kevin Anderson, you kept fighting when it looked like Federer was slaying – and we salute you. You made South Africa proud today and we can’t wait to see you in the semi-finals!