Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting match point

Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting match point

"I really tried my best to keep fighting", Anderson, 32, told the BBC immediately after coming off court from the 4-hour, 14-minute match.

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

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Since he exited Wimbledon at the first-round stage past year, Anderson has enjoyed a solid return, making four finals, including his deep run at the US Open where he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal. You'll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don't have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.

"I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble", Anderson said.

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He forced a tiebreak but, despite losing the first mini-break, Federer turned things around to go two sets ahead.


"You always tend to play better against better players and I'm happy to be back in the second week of Wimbledon".

Federer, playing in the unfamiliar surroundings of Court One for the first time in three years, oozed confidence as early as the opening game when he broke Anderson's huge serve easily and then again in the ninth game before serving out the set in 26 minutes.

The only other times he has surrendered a two-set lead came against Lleyton Hewitt in Switzerland's 2003 Davis Cup semi-final loss to Australia in Melbourne, to David Nalbandian in the 2005 Masters Cup decider.

"I just don't know exactly how I couldn't create more opportunities once the third set came around", Federer said.

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Federer, who had won his previous six five-set matches, looked a lot more focused on serve although Anderson's rhythm remained unperturbed during a marathon contest.

"I don't think it's something anybody aims for, to win every match in straight sets".

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