Federer, Nadal, Djokovic headline Wimbledon quarterfinals

Roger Federer

It was Federer's earliest departure from Wimbledon since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.

The former coach of Andy Murray believes Federer being put on Court No.1 may have had an impact.

"It just happened to be that today wasn't the day".

"Rafael and Roger are two very committed players in the sport", Toni said, as quoted on Tennis World USA. That's the mindset you need against someone like Roger. As the match went on, I gave it my all.

Federer was appearing at Wimbledon for the 20th time and 15 years after he first won the title, there were inevitably questions about whether the father of four had played his last match at his favourite tournament.

Either way, Dancer is eager to see how Anderson fares in his latest shot against Federer. Federer had 33, 14 of which came in the fifth set, while Anderson finished with 31.

John Isner is also through to the last eight for the first time, seven years after reaching his only previous grand slam quarter-final at the US Open.

Three-time champion Djokovic, who hasn't won a Grand Slam since French Open in 2016, seems to have hit peak form at the right time.

Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has reached his eighth semifinal at the All England club.

This quarter-final will be a different tussle altogether.

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The three-time Wimbledon champion was broken in the opening game of the fourth set, but won the next four games and broke again to clinch victory.

It is the second major semifinal the 32-year-old Anderson has made.

Anderson's attempt to serve out the set was not without drama but, though Federer brought up a break-back point, a searing cross-court backhand saved it and a forehand into the left corner secured a decider.

But Anderson was just getting started.

Federer had a match point in the third set at 4-5, 30-40 but failed to take it, before Anderson broke in the following game to earn the opportunity to serve out the set.

Federer was completely out of sorts by now and his uncharacteristic struggles on his forehand didn't improve in the fourth set.

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

"He was down match point in the third set, and he's through to his first ever semi-final here at Wimbledon now.

I've been playing well", Federer added.

On they went, both holding to love for 10-10, but at 11-11 it was Federer who blinked first, a double fault handing Anderson a rare break point which he converted.

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