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Wimbledon 2018 Day 9 Highlights: Roger Federer knocked out, Nadal sets up Djokovic date

Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Day 9: Roger Federer crashed out of Wimbledon while Rafael Nadal set up a semis date with Novak Djokovic

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 12, 2018 1:33:34 am
Wimbledon 2018 Live Tennis Score, Day 9 Live Streaming:  Wimbledon 2018 Highlights Day 9: Roger Federer was knocked out by Kevin Anderson.

Wimbledon 2018 Highlights, Day 9: Defending champion Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting a match point during a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 defeat to Kevin Anderson of South Africa.  Having saved Federer’s only break point of a 90-minute fifth set at 3-4, Anderson took his first chance at 11-11 and then served out for victory. The 2017 U.S. Open runner-up triumphed in 4 hours and 14 minutes.

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Wimbledon 2018 Highlights, Day 9: Men's singles quarter-finals


    01:28 (IST)12 Jul 2018
    Men's singles semis

    The Wimbledon 2018 men's singles semi-finals are set! Kevin Anderson reached his first Wimbledon semis and he will now face John Isner. In the second semi-final, Rafael Nadal will take on Novak Djokovic!

    01:24 (IST)12 Jul 2018
    Nadal vs Djokovic set!

    Rafael Nadal reaches the semi-final of Wimbledon 2018! Juan Martin del Potro with a great effort but that was not enough in the end. Nadal wins 7-5 6-7 4-6 6-4 6-4. He will next face... Novak Djokovic

    01:16 (IST)12 Jul 2018
    Nadal serving for the match

    Rafael Nadal is up 5-4 in the final and deciding set. He needs a hold and he will advance to the semi-final of the Wimbledon

    01:13 (IST)12 Jul 2018
    Nadal 5-3 in fifth set

    Quite possibly the best game of the Championship. Nadal and Del Potro go back and forth in a game that stretches to ten minutes, Nadal holds with a divine forehand down the line. Plenty of zip and punch on it to get it to swerve and land in. Nadal 5-3 in the fifth set. Del Potro to serve to stay in it

    01:06 (IST)12 Jul 2018
    Isner into semis

    John Isner is into the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2018 after beating Milos Raonic. The American wins the third fourth set. With a 6-7 7-6 6-4-6-3 win over Raonic, he is into the last four where he will face Federer-slayer Kevin Anderson

    00:36 (IST)12 Jul 2018
    Isner wins

    John  Isner of USA has won the third set against Milos Raonic 6-4. He is up two sets to one and is now one set away from the semi-final

    00:10 (IST)12 Jul 2018
    Nadal forces decider

    Rafael Nadal forces a decider against Juan Martin del Potro! He wins the fourth set 6-4 and we are going for the fifth set at Centre court

    23:52 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Milos Raonic vs John Isner

    Raonic and Isner are tied one-set-all in the quarter-final! Both set went into a tiebreaker. Raonic won the first one and Isner was good to win the second 

    23:31 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Del Potro leads

    Juan Martin del Potro is giving Rafael Nadal a hard time! He takes the third set 6-4 and now leads two sets to one 5-7 7-6 6-4 in the quarter-final

    22:37 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Nadal vs Del Potro

    Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro are into a second set tiebreak! Del Potro is already a set down in this game and needs to win this

    22:08 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Federer 266-3

    Roger Federer is not going to the Wimbledon semi-final despite winning the first two sets. He lost to Kevin Anderson in a five-set thriller. His record after being two sets up is 266-3

    21:59 (IST)11 Jul 2018

    Defendin champion Roger Federer crashes out of Wimbledon 2018 after loss to Kevin Anderson in the quarter-final. He holds his serve and goes up 13-11 as Federer's return is out. What a win for Kevin Anderson

    21:54 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson breaks!

    Kevin Anderson breaks Roger Federer for the fourth time in the match! This is the most important break for him as he will now serve for the match. He leads 12-11 in the decider

    21:50 (IST)11 Jul 2018

    Its back to 11-11 as Anderson smashes a brilliant forehand. The South African produces two love holds in a row.

    21:47 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Federer-Sachin love

    The Federer-Sachin love-in continues. Both being given a torrid time by Anderson ... #wimbledon— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) 11 July 2018

    21:45 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Federer leads

    Roger Federer leads 11-10 in final set. Remember Federer had match point in third set.

    21:43 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson ties it back

    Anderson comes back with a very easy service game. Once again they are both tied at 10-10 in the fifth.

    21:42 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Federer leads

    Five sets and this time Federer holds to love & makes it 10-9.

    21:38 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson is alive

    Kevin Anderson manages to keep himself alive. Holds on for 9-9.

    21:31 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson holds

    Anderson holds and it is now 8-8 in the fifth. Thrilling match... which way will it go?

    21:28 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Nadal vs Del Potro

    Nadal wins the opening set, 7-5. Rafael Nadal gets his first break of the match and with it, he wins the first set.

    21:27 (IST)11 Jul 2018

    Federer holds and now leads 8-7 in the final set. Anderson serving to stay in the match. Federer looked like he was in trouble after missing a volley that made it 15-30, but he bounced back with a couple of really clutch shots.

    21:25 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson holds on

    Three times Kevin Anderson has served to remain in the fifth set. Three times he's prevailed.

    21:23 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Game, Anderson

    Kevin Anderson is not letting Roger Federer run away with this. He holds and it is 7-7 in the decider

    21:19 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Hold for Federer

    Roger Federer holds! Anderson must hold to stay in this match. Federer needs a break to book a spot in the semi-final

    21:18 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Tiebreak in decider

    How close can this go?! Kevin Anderson makes it 6-6 in the decider and we are moving into the tiebreaker to decide the winner of this quarter-final

    21:11 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Can Federer break?

    Roger Federer is now up 6-5 in the final set and he has a chance to enter the semi-final if he breaks Anderson, who must hold!

    21:08 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson holds!

    Kevin Anderson with a stunning service game! He holds to love and it is level 5-5 in the decider against Federer. The Swiss will now serve for the lead

    21:05 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Federer up

    Roger Federer holds his service game and moves into a games' distance to enter the semi-final! Anderson will once again be tested here. The crowd is rallying behind Federer

    21:03 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson levels

    Roger Federer brought it to deuce in the eighth game but Anderson keeps his calm and wins the game. Decider level at 4-4

    20:57 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Nadal 3-3 Del Potro

    Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro have exchanged holds so far in the first set of their quarter-final match. Del Potro matching Nadal in his play

    20:54 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Wimbledon 2018 Live

    Not an inch given in this contest! Kevin Anderson holds and now Federer holds! It's 4-3 Federer in the decider but Anderson has come back many times in this match.

    20:45 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Wimbledon 2018 Live

    Roger Federer has taken a 3-2 lead in the final set against Anderson. But he is yet to break Anderson, who will now serve to level the final set

    20:34 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Wimbledon 2018 Live

    Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro are on court for their quarter-final match. The winner of this game will face Novak Djokovic. Nadal serves

    20:33 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Wimbledon 2018 Live

    Novak Djokovic advanced to the last four at a Grand Slam for the first time since 2016 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Wimbledon quarterfinal victory over Kei Nishikori. Three-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic maintained the dominance he has shown throughout the tournament on his first serve.

    20:30 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Federer in trouble

    Kevin Anderson puts Roger Federer on the brink! Back-to-back set wins for Anderson and he has now forced a decider. He wins the fourth set 6-4. The match is tied 6-2 7-6 5-7 6-4

    20:15 (IST)11 Jul 2018

    Novak Djokovic moves into the semi-finals at Wimbledon! The former champion beats Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the quarter-final and makes his spot in the semi-final.

    20:01 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Djokovic up 4-1

    Kei Nishikori has lost the steam here! He is now down 1-4 in the fourth set. Djokovic is two games away from booking a spot in the semi-final at Wimbledon

    19:54 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Anderson wins!

    Kevin Anderson is still alive! The South African wins the third set with an ace. He doesn't let Federer, who had three break points, take this set into the tiebreaker. Federer leads 6-2 7-6 5-7

    19:50 (IST)11 Jul 2018
    Djokovic breaks back!

    Now, Novak Djokovic with a break. This match is turning out to be a classic. He is level 1-1 in the fourth set. Great start to this set

    Wimbledon 2018 Novak Djokovic will play Kei Nishikori.

    Being scheduled to play last on Court One on ‘Manic Monday’ is something Novak Djokovic is getting rather used to – and also getting rather fed up with. A year after his 2017 fourth round match was postponed by 24 hours into what is a designated ‘rest day’ for the men, he narrowly avoided suffering the same fate again. With South African Kevin Anderson taking almost 3-1/2 hours to tame French showman Gael Monfils in a four-set thriller in the previous match, Djokovic was left with about two hours of daylight to complete his match against Karen Khachanov if wanted to avoid coming back on Tuesday again. It was not until he walked off court after booking his place in the quarter-finals that he heard how close he had come to being bumped off Monday’s schedule. “Post-match I heard that the organisers were planning to cancel my match if Monfils and Anderson went to a fifth. Luckily for me it didn’t happen,” Djokovic said after he romped to a 6-4 6-2 6-2 win to reach the last eight for a 10th time.