Wimbledon

Anderson joins select group after Federer win

2018-07-12 06:30
Roger Federer congratulates Kevin Anderson (Getty)

Cape Town - In an incredible turnaround, South Africa's Kevin Anderson came from two sets - and a match point - down to beat eight-time Wimbledon champion and No 1 seed Roger Federer in their quarter-final clash on Thursday.

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

Anderson won in five pulsating sets, 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11, even managing to save a match point in the third set.

Incredibly, Anderson's win makes him part of a select group in world tennis.

He is only the third player to have ever come from two sets down to defeat Federer in a Grand Slam match.

Previously only Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have managed the feat at the US Open and Wimbledon in 2011, respectively. 

Anderson, 32, is the first South African man to make the last four at Wimbledon since Kevin Curren in 1983.

Anderson, seeded eighth for the tournament, will now play American ninth-seed John Isner in the semi-finals on Friday.

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