Wimbledon

Anderson: I kept telling myself to keep believing'

2018-07-11 20:28
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - In what will surely go down as one of the greatest matches ever at WimbledonKevin Anderson beat top seed and eight times champion, Roger Federer in an epic five set encounter to advance to the semi-finals of the event. 

READ: Loss to Anderson brings a Wimbledon first for Federer

Anderson said after the match that although he was almost down and out, he knew that he had to keep trying to get back into the match.

"Down two sets to love I tried my best to keep fighting. I kept telling myself to keep believing. I said today is going to be my day," said the elated South African, seeded eight for the grass court season showpiece at the All England Club. 

Unsurprisingly, Anderson says his win over Federer will be one he cherishes for a long time.

"Beating Roger Federer here at Wimbledon will be one I remember, especially in such a close match," Anderson said. "I kept telling myself to keep believing. I said today is going to be my day."

Anderson, 32, is the first South African man to make the last four at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren in 1985.

READ: Twitter reacts to Anderson's epic victory over Federer

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