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Watch: Roger Federer Bows Out Of Wimbledon In Thrilling Circumstances

Watch: Roger Federer Bows Out Of Wimbledon In Thrilling Circumstances

In the hunt for a record-extending 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer has bowed out at the quarter-final stage this evening. Taking on the #8 seed Kevin Anderson, the South African came out on top of the Swiss after a five-set classic.

Opening in typically dominant style, the 36-year-old Federer won the opening two sets; relinquishing a match-point in the third.

From there, the tall and powerful Anderson kicked on whilst Federer stalled. In a fascinating final set, it took 24 games for the two to be parted; the South African claiming a 13-11 win after a match that lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes in total.

With the scores deadlocked at 11-11 in the final set, and no obvious break in serve forthcoming, Anderson profited as Federer started to show signs of strain. Disturbed by noises from the crowd, and a plane flying overhead, with the first break of the 5th set, Anderson made no mistake with his service game.

You can watch the final two sets below.

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Anderson will now move into his first semi-finals at the tournament; taking on the winner of John Isner and Milos Raonic for a place in a final against what may be Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic.

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