Kevin Anderson made a brilliant comeback against the eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer. He finally managed to beat the legendary player in their 5th meeting in the tennis court. Kevin beat Federer 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles and entered in the semi-finals.
This South African player showed a lot of aggression in this match. Federer took the lead by winning the first two sets.
Federer’s performance on this court was spectacular, but in this match, Anderson broke his expectations to become the All England champion for the 9th time.
Earlier, there were four encounters between both the players in which Anderson had to face defeat every time. Along with that, he is the first South African player to reach Wimbledon semi-final after 1983. Then Kevin Curran made it to the last four.
This how all happened:
The 8th seeded 32-year-old Kevin Anderson saved a match point in the 10th game of the third set. After that, his confidence went up and he went on to dominate Federer, who won the first set in just 26 minutes.
By winning the third set, Federer’s breakthrough in Wimbledon continued to remain unbeaten for 34 consecutive sets. After that Anderson also won the fourth set and the 20-time Grand Slam winner was obviously in shock.
In the fifth set, both the players got a tough fight. By 11-11 the score remained the same and then Federer missed here and Anderson made the lead with his service break.
After that he won his service and made his fifth and decisive set and made the match in his name.