Wimbledon 2018 has produced its biggest upset so far. Defending champion and Number 1 seed Roger Federer has crashed out of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships in the quarter-final stage, losing to a determined Kevin Anderson, who fought back from two sets to live and also saved a match-point in the third set to win the match 2-6, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11.
The South African, Anderson, displayed great grit and determination to overcome the top seed Swiss legend, who will look back at the match and think that he has been robbed of a victory.
Anderson, on the other hand, snatched victory from the jaws of Federer, thanks to his powerful returns and never-say-die spirit. If one were to point out one single aspect in Federer's game that failed him today, it would be his, otherwise strong-point, forehand.
The match went into the fifth set, with no player giving an inch of a chance to the opponent for making their way back into the game. However, it was Kevin Anderson who came out on the top and pulled off the biggest upsets so far.
In the first two sets, it was Roger Federer who seemed to defeat Anderson in the straight sets, with the scores of 6-2 and 7-5 (7-5). It was then Anderson who swooped away everyone across the globe when won the next two sets 7-5, 6-4.
All eyes were on the fifth and final set of the match. Was Anderson set to stage the biggest upset of the tournament? Or perhaps the biggest of his career?
The fifth and ultimate set of the match was quite a fascinating one for any fan. Roger Federer took lead in one game and in the other Anderson secured an equaliser. The following cat-and-mouse chase went till 11-all after which Anderson took the lead and it was Federer who was trailing. However, the Swiss ace couldn't last long as he lost 11-13 in the last set.