Wimbledon

Anderson: An honour to share the court with Roger

2018-07-12 08:45

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson stunned the tennis world when he dethroned the King of Wimbledon, Roger Federer, in their quarter-final clash on Wednesday.

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Given little hope of victory by all and sundry, Anderson, the eight-seed, joined an exclusive club when he came back from two sets down to stun the eight-time former champion in five sets, winning the decider 13-11.

Following his win, Anderson took to Twitter to pay his respects to his opponent and to thank his fans for their support, writing: "All my respect to Roger. It was an honour to share the court with you. Thanks to all the fans for your support and nice messages."

Anderson became the first South African to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 35 years, following in the footsteps of Kevin Curren back in 1983.

Anderson, at 2.03m tall, will be 'dwarfed' by his 2.08m opponent in the last four on Friday, American ninth-seed John Isner.

It should be a cracking match.

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