Roger Federer Exits Wimbledon; Rafael Nadal Survives
Still, Federer had a match point with Anderson serving at 4-5 inside the third set. as well as he was up by 0-40 on Anderson’s serve two games later as well as could not convert any of the break point opportunities. He won only 3 of 12 break points inside the match, as well as Anderson didn’t even face a break point inside the 24-game fifth set.
“of which’s one of those average days you have to try to win the match,” said Federer, referring to his own level of play. “as well as I just couldn’t get of which done today so of which’s disappointing.”
He said he did not believe of which playing on the No. 1 Court instead of Centre Court was a factor inside the defeat.
“I don’t think of which truly mattered to be honest,” he said. “I had my chances. of which’s my problem truly.”
On Friday, Anderson will play another big server, John Isner of the United States, who defeated Milos Raonic, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3, to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal at age 33.
Djokovic also advanced to the semifinals, defeating Kei Nishikori, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, had not reached the final four of the Grand Slam event since the 2016 United States Open. He missed the second half of last season with an elbow injury.
Djokovic will play Nadal inside the semifinals, the 52nd meeting between them.
When asked if he thought he was flying under the radar at the This particular tournament, Djokovic said: “I’m truly not thinking about being an underdog or being a favorite. I just try to build the momentum. Obviously I’ve been very pleased with the way I’ve played so far on the grass court season.”