Wimbledon’s big overturn was undoubtedly Roger Federer’s “fight” with Kevin Anderson. Anderson has reached the biggest triumph of his career after winning the defending champion with 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 , and he qualified for the first time in his career at the Wimbledon’s semifinals.
It was a great game from Anderson, who showed once again how much improved player he is. We recall that less than a year ago he was first qualified in the quarter-finals of a major tournament at the US Open, and in the same tournament he managed to reach the final.
On the grass, a surface that has always matched his game, he consistently had good presences in recent years, but he had to wait until this year to make the breakthrough. He made it in Wimbledon, where he was not only sealed his first entry into the semifinals, but he also did it with an epic overturn to the “King” of the event.
Federer, from his part, had his first defeat in a Grand Slam event for this year, and he failed to defend the 2,000 points he had picked up last year in London. For the No. 1 fight this was a big blow to Roger, since he will be at least 1,870 points behind Rafael Nadal next Monday.
Anderson will face John Isner in the semi-final on Friday.
John Isner was the big winner in the “Big Servers” battle at Wimbledon’s quarter-final. The 33-year-old American player won the former finalist Milos Raonic with 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3, taking a ticket to the British Grand Slam semi-final phase.
On the other hand, after another thrilling quarter-final, Rafael Nadal won Juan Martin Del Potro, after about 5 hours, with 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and took the ticket for the Wimbledon semifinals.
For a sixth time, Nadal will be at the Wimbledon’s semifinals, who may not have been in any quarter-finals since 2011, but he has a very good tradition, winning all the quarter-finals he has given so far at the SW19 (6-0). The Spaniard player is undefeated and in semi-finals (5-0) and he will seek his 6th victory this Friday against Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic, making another big “fight” for this year on the grass, was imposed to Kei Nishikori with 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 and secured his entry to the Wimbledon’s semifinals.
It will be the first semifinal for Djokovic in Wimbledon after 3 years, as well as the first overall in a Grand Slam since the US Open in 2016.