Roger Federer vs Kevin Anderson, Wimbledon 2018

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The 32-year-old became the first opponent to win a service game, and then a set, against Federer at this year's Championships. 'Against Anderson he has won all four matches and never dropped a set, so I expect him to comfortably get through.

Like Federer and Anderson, Nadal and del Potro Nadal slugged it out for more than four pulsating hours before Spain's 17-times major victor finally landed the knockout punch.

The other quarter-final features American John Isner and Canadian former runner-up Milos Raonic.

Defending champion Federer was eliminated on the same day 2015 victor Novak Djokovic reached the semi-finals after beating Kei Nishikori in four sets.

Anderson staved off Federer's first and only attempt at match point, trailing 5-4 in the third set, before winning the game to tie the set at 5-5 and ultimately winning the next game to take a 6-5 lead.

Next, it was Nadal's turn to engage in a marathon match when he outlasted Del Potro on Centre Court.

Not that Anderson is anything other than an elite tennis player.

Our recommended way to watch Roger Federer online without cable is via Hulu Live TV with Wimbledon coverage. "Beating Roger Federer here at Wimbledon will be one I remember, especially in such a close match", Anderson said. Very, very pleased to get through, and as I said at the beginning of the week, my first goal was to try and get one step further than my best result here. There's hopefully two more matches still to be played. "But he will have to serve so well all the time to beat Federer, and hit his forehand well".

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"As the match went on, I just kept telling myself "It's going to be my day", and I just gave it my all".

Kevin Anderson, left, rallied from two sets down to deny Roger Federer's bid to win his ninth Wimbledon title this year. If you ask me if I prefer another one, I say yes. Del Potro had opportunities in both to break Nadal's serve, and both went on for over nine minutes, but Nadal persevered to stave Martin del Potro off from tying the set.

"I think the first warning was unnecessary", said Djokovic, who was sanctioned in the second set for spearing his racquet into the court. This was also Anderson's first appearance in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, becoming the first South African man to do so since Wayne Ferreira reached the last eight in 1994. Maybe I don't have a good record with him, but I always enjoy playing him'.

While his tournament is over, two of his long-time rivals at the top of tennis set up a semifinal showdown: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Federer was bounced out in the quarterfinals in five sets. It's a big chance for me to face Rafa.

It will be the 31-year-old Serb's first semi-final at a Slam since the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam.

Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, had not reached the final four of a Grand Slam event since the 2016 US Open. "That's my problem really".

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