Wimbledon

Anderson stuns Federer - in 20 PICTURES!

2018-07-12 06:16
Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - Everyone's talking about Kevin Anderson's stunning Wimbledon upset of defending champion and world No 2 Roger Federer.

The result left fans and media buzzing as the South African downed the No 1 seed in a five-set thriller in their quarter-final clash.

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

Federer's bid to win a ninth Wimbledon title came to an astonishing end as the world No 8 Anderson fought back from two sets down to clinch the match and progress to the semi-finals.

READ: Anderson part of select group after Federer win

From start to finish, the clash has been dubbed the 'match of the tournament' and ranks as one of the tournament's greatest upsets in its long history.

And if you happened to miss it, here is the match, as seen through 20 pictures:

From the start Anderson struggled, going two sets down

Federer looked set on continuing his bid for his ninth Wimbledon title...

Anderson had never made it past the fourth round prior to this year, so the odds were not in his favour

But Anderson wasn't going to give up so easily

The South African bounced back to claim the next two sets

Anderson was up against the crowd as Court One's capacity crowd was supporting the 20-time Grand Slam champion

But this didn't stop a determined Anderson, who made his maiden Grand Slam final appearance as last year's US Open, losing to Rafael Nadal

In the final set, we were set for extra innings... and this is where things got intense

Federer was unusually error-prone and became visibly frustrated 

However, 32-year-old Anderson refused to surrender

The crowd was on edge (even Federer's wife!), everyone was sure that Federer would win 

It was a bit of a see-saw battle

Federer eventually cracked and after serving his first double fault at 11-11, Anderson took full advantage and romped to victory

This was the final scoreboard...

Federer and Anderson shared a moment after the game

Federer leaves the court after his defeat

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


Images: AP, Getty and Thomas Lovelock/AELTC

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