ROGER FEDERER NEWS
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."
July 9, 2018 -- Wimbledon, England
Continuing to play strong, Roger took on Adrian Mannarino to reach the Quarterfinals at the All England Club today. He has yet to lose a set and still has not lost serve this tournament. He faced 4 break points today, but battled his way out of each of them and commanded play as he won 6-0, 7-5, 6-4.
Needing just 16 minutes to take the first set, the 8-time Wimbledon Champion has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon.
"I was glad to win the first set so easily, it meant I always had the lead in the bag," Roger said. "I knew he was better than the first set, he showed that. In the beginning he didn't play well and I didn't miss much."
July 6, 2018 -- Wimbledon, England
On a day full of upsets, Roger remained calm, cool and collected as he stepped on the court for his round of 32 match. Finding himself matched up against ATP's No. 64, Jan-Lennard Struff, Roger notched another win at the All England Club. The 8-time Wimbledon Champion was able to show off his plethora of shots and won the match 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.
“It’s good that I faced different types of opponents in the first week, was able to find a way to get through,” he said. “In the next round it will be a lefty. It will be much more of a strategic match.”
Roger has not dropped a set yet this year and increases his match winning streak to 29 in a row.
"Regardless of how many matches I've played at Wimbledon, and especially on Centre Court, it is such a wonderful feeling playing out there. It is the most special court in the world for me."
July 5, 2018 -- Wimbledon, England
In routine fashion, Roger won his second match at the All England Club against Lukas Lacko. He looked and played near perfect and won his 26th consecutive set at Wimbledon as he did not face a single break point the entire match. He dropped just 9 points total on serve and hit 48 winners.
"I like to mix it up," the 36-year-old commented. "Not wasting too much energy is always nice."
He will face Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany in the round of 32 next.
July 2, 2018 -- Wimbledon, England
Adorning his new Uniqlo apparel, Roger took to the courts at Wimbledon to kick off this year's grass court major.
Seeded number 1, the 36-year old Swiss star needed just 79 minutes to notch his first win of the tournament against Lajovic, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.
"I'm very happy. I felt good from the start, too, which was nice," he said. "I felt right at home again, so it was a really nice feeling. Got the early break in each set and was able to bring it home."
Roger is 67-6 in first round matches in Grand Slams and 17-3 in first rounds at the All England Club.