Roger Federer loses epic stunner at Wimbledon

Angry Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori to roar into eighth Wimbledon semi-final

As the match went on, I gave it my all. "I nearly could have".

The Serbian beat Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 to reach his first semi-final at any of the four tennis majors since the US Open in 2016. He ended the match with a serve down the middle that.

The comeback was just beginning.

"I felt like in the last month and a half, the level of tennis has been very close to where I would like it to be, where I'm used to having it", Djokovic said.

Federer previously won 34 straight sets between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006 but records were the last thing on Federer's mind as he just thinking of making it through to the last four unscathed.

Roger Federer sweeps into the last-eightRafael Nadal returns the ball to Jiri Vesely during the Wimbledon men's singles match. "When I come here, I come here thinking I can do a good result". But there was more.

Roger Federer walks to his chair after losing to Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon on July 11.

The 12-time major victor defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court to set up a clash on Friday with either world No 1 Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro.

"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher", said 20-time major victor Federer. The tennis player and cricketer know each other personally and share great mutual respect. He was, after all, the runner-up at last year's U.S. Open.

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Federer, aiming for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title, settled for a tie-break which he took 7-5 - his 300th set overall at the Championships. "You're never really safe".

As the fifth set became as much a test of mental strength as anything, from 4-all to 6-all to 8-all to 10-all, Anderson was as steady as he needed to be.

Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 128 miles per hour service victor, and raised both arms overhead.

This was the 32-year-old South African's first win over Federer in five attempts.

Djokovic had been yearning for a Centre Court date, after playing as many games on Court Two as the main show court beforehand in this tournament.

However, it was Federer who was stunningly the first to falter and Anderson took advantage to book a semifinal clash with either John Isner or Milos Raonic. That earned a code violation from chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

So you just have to kind of accept it.' Commenting on his preparation for the match, the former world No. 1 stated: 'Well, seeing who was scheduled before me on the court, the matches, (Angelique) Kerber and (Belinda) Bencic, I think (Kevin) Anderson and (Gael) Monfils, I expected a long day.

That didn't seem to affect his focus, though, and neither did a time violation he was given when serving at 4-2, 30-30 in the fourth set. 'The external, so to say, conditions, factors are there for both players, so you can't really affect the natural occurrence, the wind, rain or dark or light. "I don't want to stop here".

"Do you think I ruined the court?" he bellowed at Ramos.

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