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Wimbledon: Kevin Anderson stuns Roger Federer - reactions

South African wins a five-set classic on Court No.1

Kevin Anderson produced the performance of his life to beat Roger Federer in a five-set classic on Court No.1 at Wimbledon today.

Defending champion Federer won the first two sets against the big-serving South African, but Anderson saved a match point in the third and levelled in the fourth.

In an epic final set Anderson won 13-11 in a match that spanned four hours and 13 minutes. He is now through to the semi-finals where he will face John Isner.

After his 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 victory, Anderson told wimbledon.com: “Down two sets to love I just tried my best to keep fighting and scraped through the third and fourth set. By the end I thought I did a great job. Beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon is one I will remember. I just kept telling myself this will be my day.”

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