Wimbledon: I gave it my all against Federer, says Anderson

Wimbledon: I gave it my all against Federer, says Anderson

It set Federer off - he remained heated by the overturn ("That one cost me the match, eventually", Federer said later) and he began jawing at the chair umpire to complain about a number of things, including how long Del Potro was taking to challenge.

That period saw an early Djokovic break immediately cancelled out before the Serbian struck again at 4-3, thanks in part to a stunning forehand on the run, and he served the first set out. He faces fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, who has reached the last eight at consecutive Grand Slams for the first time since 2012. Anderson and Federer are knotted at 3-3 in the final set. He can produce huge pace from the baseline as well, and he ultimately needed a combination of skills and a great deal of mental strength to reach his first Wimbledon semifinal.

Top seed Federer had a match point in the 10th game of the third set but made a hash of a backhand and almost two hours later he trudged off a beaten man.

Tendulkar, the former India captain widely renowned as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, was impressed by Federer's form after the 20-time Grand Slam champion was spotted praticising his forward defence during his victory over Adrian Mannarino at Wimbledon.

Federer's quest for a ninth title at The All England Club came to a dramatic end with just his fifth defeat from two sets up in an unparalleled 20-year, 1415-match career.

Federer and Nadal are favourites to meet in Sunday's final - 10 years after their epic 2008 showdown - but Wilander believes Del Potro could throw a spanner in the works.

Anderson, meanwhile, is coming off a four-set win over Gael Monfils that saw three of those sets go to a tiebreaker. And then came opportunity.

Anderson stayed in the match thanks to his serving, compiling 28 aces. Anderson hit 11 of those winners in the fifth set.

"I have worked very hard to try and get myself in the best possible shape for the biggest event and this is certainly one of the best".

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"He could be the nightmare draw, the players left will want to see him go out because his serve is bigger and he never has a bad serving day", he said.

Anderson v Isner will be played at Centre Court, of course, a spot Federer knows well.

"I felt good actually". "I had my chances. That's my problem really".

Having played three of his opening four matches away from Centre Court, three-time champion Djokovic's request to have his quarterfinal with 24th-seeded Kei Nishikori played in the main stadium was granted. He missed the second half of last season with an elbow injury.

It's all new for Isner, but Nadal and Djokovic are old hands at this stage.

"I think the first warning was unnecessary", said Djokovic, who was sanctioned in the second set for spearing his racquet into the court.

"I just love being around here".

Only once before had Federer played more games at a Grand Slam and on that occasion, he prevailed 16-14 in the 2009 Wimbledon final against Andy Roddick.

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