As it happened: Anderson's Wimbledon dream shattered

2018-07-15 17:44
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15 Jul 17:43

Thanks so much for joining us and a big congratulations to Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic

If you didn't know already, the World Cup final is also on the go right now.

15 Jul 17:41


"Kevin has had an incredible run and he deserves this."

"He didn't play his best in the first 2 sets, but in the 3rd set he was the better player."

15 Jul 17:40


"It feels amazing. For the first time in my life I have someone screaming: 'Daddy, daddy!'"

"I'm very emotional for him being here."

15 Jul 17:39


"Thank you for the support from back home and all the flags I saw flying here today.

15 Jul 17:39


"There are too many people to thank ... my whole team. Your support means the world to me."

"A very special thank you to my dad back home for introducing me to the game."

"Thank you to the crowd ... the support I've had the whole week has been incredible."

15 Jul 17:37


"We dedicate our whole lives to fight for a spot to be on this court."

15 Jul 17:37


"Novak beat up on me pretty bad in the first 2 sets ... it would have been great to be able to go longer."

"Congratulations to Novak and his whole team."

15 Jul 17:35
Anderson, the new world number 5, gets a massive cheer as he receives his runners-up plate ...
15 Jul 17:34
In the end, Anderson took two sets too long to warm up, and who could blame him after that semi-final marathon?
15 Jul 17:32

Kevin Anderson finishes as runner-up for the 2nd time in a Grand Slam. 

He has achieved some truly amazing things in this tournament and can hold his head high!

15 Jul 17:31
It's Djokovic's 4th Wimbledon title! 
15 Jul 17:31

Anderson fought hard in the 3rd set, but it wasn't enough! 

Anderson 2-6, 2-6, 6/7 (3/7) Djokovic

15 Jul 17:30


Djokovic wins! 

15 Jul 17:29

TIE BREAK: Anderson 3-6 Djokovic*

Anderson showing fight and saves 1 of them!

15 Jul 17:29

TIE BREAK: Anderson* 2-6 Djokovic

4 Championship points for Djokovic ...

15 Jul 17:28

TIE BREAK: Anderson* 2-5 Djokovic

Surely not ...

15 Jul 17:26

TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-5 Djokovic*

The end is near ...

15 Jul 17:26

TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-4 Djokovic*. 2 double breaks to Djokovic. 

Anderson on the ropes ...

15 Jul 17:25
TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-3 Djokovic*. Mini-break to Djokovic!
15 Jul 17:24
TIE BREAK: Anderson* 1-2 Djokovic
15 Jul 17:24
TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-1 Djokovic*
15 Jul 17:23
TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-0 Djokovic*
15 Jul 17:23


Somehow! Anderson had 3 set points in that game but Djokovic was ice cool. 

We're off to a tie-break! 

Anderson* 2-6, 2-6, 6-6 Djokovic

15 Jul 17:21
Anderson 40-A Djokovic*
15 Jul 17:20
Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Djokovic taking a long time in between serves here ...
15 Jul 17:20
Anderson 40-A Djokovic*
15 Jul 17:19
Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Another set point saved!
15 Jul 17:19
Anderson A-40 Djokovic*. Huge point from Anderson! How did he keep that in!? Set point!
15 Jul 17:18
Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Djokovic lands his 1st serve and saves Anderson's 4th set point!
15 Jul 17:17
Anderson 40-30 Djokovic*. 1 set point left! 
15 Jul 17:17
Anderson 40-15 Djokovic*. 2 more SET POINTS for Anderson!
15 Jul 17:16
Anderson 30-15 Djokovic*
15 Jul 17:16
Anderson 30-0 Djokovic*. He's got qnother big chance here!
15 Jul 17:14


He has been so much better in this 3rd set and has found his rhythm. If he can't break Djokovic now, we're heading for a tie-break!

Anderson 2-6, 2-6, 6-5 Djokovic*

Pressure on Djokovic ...

15 Jul 17:12
Anderson* 40-0 Djokovic. Tie break looming ...
15 Jul 17:11
Anderson* 30-0 Djokovic
15 Jul 17:11
Anderson* 15-0 Djokovic. Ace No 10. 
15 Jul 17:11


He saved 2 set points in that match! 

That'll be gutting for Anderson. 

Anderson* 2-6, 2-6, 5-5 Djokovic

15 Jul 17:09
Anderson 40-A Djokovic*. A long, long rally and Anderson misses right!
15 Jul 17:08
Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Another save from Djokovic!
15 Jul 17:08
Anderson A-40 Djokovic*. 3rd double fault of the game from Djokovic and Anderson as ANOTHER SET POINT!
15 Jul 17:07
Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Wow! Anderson heroic in defence, but Djokovic saves the set point!
15 Jul 17:06
Anderson 40-30 Djokovic*. Another double fault and Anderson has a set point!
15 Jul 17:05
Anderson 30-30 Djokovic*. Chance here for Anderson!
15 Jul 17:04
Anderson 30-15 Djokovic*
15 Jul 17:04
Anderson 15-15 Djokovic*. Double fault from Djokovic!
15 Jul 17:03
Anderson 0-15 Djokovic*
15 Jul 17:01


And does so with some fine touch at the net! If he was moving like this from the start, it may have been a different story. 

Pressure now on Djokovic.

Anderson 2-6, 2-6, 5-4 Djokovic*

15 Jul 17:00
Anderson* 40-15 Djokovic

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