Roger Federer on Wimbledon Loss Against Kevin Anderson: “That Was a Horror Scenario”

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Ahead of the Wimbledon Championships 2019, Roger Federer recalled his defeat against Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships, last year.

Roger Federer said on Wimbledon 2018 loss: “The loss against Kevin Anderson after I already had match point. That was a horror scenario for me as Wimbledon is every year my main goal. Back then even my family had problems to cheer me up. I just went in my room, lay on the bed & thought: this is tough.”

Roger Federer

Roger Federer was defeated by the South African, Kevin Anderson in a thrilling five-setter 6-2, 7-6, 5-7, 4-6, 11-13 in his 16th Wimbledon Championships quarterfinal match. The Swiss suffered his earliest exit at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) since his shock second-round exit in 2013 when he was defeated by Sergiy Stakhovsky.

It is very rare to see Roger Federer on the losing side after he conquered the first two sets. However, Kevin Anderson, who was playing his first quarterfinals at the All England Lawn Tennis Club rallied with aggression from the third set as he saved one match point to stun the 8th time Wimbledon Champion and reached his first semifinals at the Wimbledon Championships.

Roger Federer

“I was very happy that I got off to the right start of the match and was able to take control, somewhat, of the game,” said Federer after his shock defeat against the South African. “I just don’t know exactly how I couldn’t create more opportunities once the third set came around.”

Roger Federer is seeking his 9th Wimbledon title at the Championships 2019 as he will enter the All England Lawn Tennis Club as the no. 2 seed.

Roger Federer

The 20-time grand slam champion will enter the SW19 with a winning momentum as he conquered the Halle Open title last week. Roger Federer defeated David Goffin 7-6, 6-1 in the finals of the Halle Open.