July 11, 2018 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger's run at Wimbledon ended today as he faced the big serving South African, Kevin Anderson. Having not lost serve all tournament, Anderson played fierce tennis and was able to slowly chip away at the Swiss' strengths and even battled back from being a match point down in the third set.
"It was just one of those days where you hope to get by somehow," Federer said. "I almost could have. I should have," said Roger. "... I'm up two sets to one. It's all good, so ... At that point I wasn't thinking of losing."
Anderson played flawless and served big consistently game after game. He finally broke Roger in the final set, allowing him to serve out the match and end the match with an 128mph service winner clinching his spot in the semifinals 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11.
Roger was 4-0 against Anderson and had not dropped a set throughout the tournament.
"It's just not one of my best days, but they don't happen very often either. It's one of those average days you have to try to win the match, and I just couldn't get it done today. So it's disappointing."