However, Raonic was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to an elbow injury. View the full player profile, include bio, stats and results for Roger Federer. He defeated Aljaž Bedene in straight sets in the first round, setting up a second round match against Benoît Paire which he won in a third set tiebreak after saving two match points.  At 36 years and 195 days of age, he surpassed Andre Agassi to become the oldest ATP world No. Federer then bested Daniil Medvedev and Marius Copil in straight sets in the semifinal and final respectively, claiming a record-extending ninth Basel title and the 99th title of his career. Nadal reached his first Wimbledon semifinal since 2011, winning a crowd-pleasing five-set duel against del Potro that took 4 hours, 48 minutes -- the longest match of this year's tournament -- and featured entertaining rallies between two of the biggest hitters in the game. Wimbledon 2018 in pictures Day 1. Federer breezed through his opening match by beating Lajovic 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. I'm up two sets to one. Now the 32-year-old South African moves on to a semifinal against Isner, the No. The celebration was premature. 1 world ranking", "Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one", "Roger Federer provides damning verdict on Filip Krajinovic", "Federer Equals His Best Start To A Year", "Del Potro Saves 3 M.P. Anderson will next face American John Isner. 1 Court instead of Centre Court -- the top-seeded Federer blew a match point and, eventually, all of a big lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 loss to No. As the world No 1 heads to Wimbledon, writer, critic and Federer fanatic Geoff Dyer considers why, despite that cream blazer, his appeal transcends tennis Geoff Dyer Sat 23 Jun 2018 … SR=strike rate (events won/competed), 2018 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles, "Roger Federer to lead strong field at Mastercard Hopman Cup", "Federer Outlasts Coric, Completes Best Start To A Season | ATP World Tour | Tennis", "Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic win Hopman Cup for Switzerland", "Roger Federer beats Aljaz Bedene in first round", "Australian Open 2018: Updated Men's Bracket and Final Predictions", "Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win Australian Open 2018 men's singles final", "Roger Federer's bid to reclaim world No.1 ranking off to superb start in Rotterdam", "Roger Federer has moves within one win of historic No. 3 in the ATP Rankings at the following week. 2018 Grass Tournament Winners. Borna Coric (Halle, 2018) Tommy Haas (Stuttgart, 2017) Milos Raonic (Wimbledon, 2016) Last updated on 11 July 2018 11 July 2018. So it's disappointing.". 9 seed who beat No. "I just kept on telling myself, 'I have to keep believing.' 2 seed. 1 – the week of 14 May 2018 – as a result of Nadal's quarterfinal loss in the Madrid Open. His record against players who were part of the ATP Rankings Top Ten at the time of their meetings is 5–6 (45.5%). Roger Federer Exits Wimbledon After a Nail-Biting Match Against Kevin Anderson. , Federer began his participation in the first major tournament of the year by defeating Aljaž Bedene in three sets in the first round. Novak Djokovic challenges the umpire after receiving a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct after scraping his racquet on the grass. Federer advanced to the Halle Open, bidding for a tournament-record tenth title. — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 28, 2018 The 36-year-old has often said other great players will come along when he finally does retire. 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Defending champion Roger Federer has been knocked out of Wimbledon after wasting a match point during a 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 defeat to Kevin Anderson Jul 11, 2018 Sports Wimbledon 2018 results: Roger Federer stunned; Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set for semis Kevin Anderson will face American John Isner in … Wimbledon 2018 Wimbledon 2018: Wozniacki out, Federer and Williams sisters win – as it happened. Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 128 mph service winner, and raised both arms overhead. In the group stage, Federer defeated Yūichi Sugita, Karen Khachanov and Jack Sock, from Japan, Russia and United States respectively, all in straight sets, to help Switzerland advance to the final. Federer was 4-0 against Anderson entering the day, winning every set they'd ever played against each other. 2 after one week on top of the rankings.  In the semi-finals, he defeated Andreas Seppi in straight sets before beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the final to win his second title of the year and his third title in Rotterdam, tying him with Arthur Ashe for most titles at this event. However, Federer proceeded to lose in the fourth round against John Millman in four sets, having missed set points in the second and third sets before losing a fourth-set tiebreak. , Federer moved on to play the Wimbledon Championships, looking to defend his 2017 title. He defeated Wawrinka in three sets, advancing to the semifinals to face David Goffin. This loss also meant that he dropped to world No. 13 Milos Raonic 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal in his 41st appearance. Can Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal make it out of semifinals at ATP Finals? Instead it was the Spaniard who earned the only break of the decider, and he closed out the win on his first match point -- leaving the fifth-seeded Argentine sprawled on the grass in exhaustion. Later, Ramos warned Djokovic for a time violation, but that didn't seem to faze the Serb. Wimbledon 2018, men's quarter-finals RECAP: Roger Federer crashes out to Kevin Anderson as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and John Isner progress Men's quarter-final day at Wimbledon … But he had never made it beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon until this week, carried by his booming serve. But I also have a feeling, it was a feeling of mine, you know, not getting it right. 2 in the ATP Rankings, will be the top seed for Wimbledon in 2018. Credit to him for hanging around really that long.". There, he faced Tomáš Berdych, defeating him for the ninth straight time in three sets and advancing to the semifinals. (W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. On July 23, Federer announced the withdrawal from his previously scheduled Canadian Open, citing his career longevity strategy. — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2018 On the rare occasions when Federer loses, he can be brutally honest when answering questions about how it all transpired, and this post-Wimbledon … We use simple text files called cookies, saved on your computer, to help us deliver the best experience for you. However, he was featured in the draw as the No. From the section Tennis. Bold indicates player was ranked top 10 at time of at least one meeting. He advanced to the final with a three-set victory over Nick Kyrgios, thereby reclaiming the ATP No. Back to deuce. Federer then announced that he would skip the entire clay court season, including the French Open, for the second consecutive year. In the quarterfinals he encountered No. I kept saying that today was going to be my day, because you really need that mindset taking the court against somebody like Roger," Anderson said. "He claims that he didn't see what Nishikori has done, but apparently he always sees what I do," Djokovic said afterward, "something that I don't think is fair.". , As in the 2017 edition, Roger Federer paired with Belinda Bencic to represent Switzerland at the Hopman Cup. It was their third meeting of the season, with one victory for each in the previous two.  However, Federer assured the number of points needed to qualify for the ATP Finals for the sixteenth time in his career. They proceeded to defeat Germany 2–1, with Federer beating Alexander Zverev in three sets before the mixed doubles decider, in which he and Bencic defeated the pairing of Zverev and Angelique Kerber. And he had held serve 81 games in a row at the grass-court major, a streak that grew to 85 before Anderson broke him a surprising total of four times. He was, after all, the runner-up at last year's US Open. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Two-time former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal battles hard in the fifth set to earn the first break for a 3-2 lead against Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday. As the fifth set became as much a test of mental strength as anything, from 4-all to 6-all to 8-all to 10-all, Anderson was as steady as he needed to be. The tournament was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and included in the 2018 ATP World Tour and the 2018 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. He came into the match having won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, a run he stretched to 34, tying his own record, before faltering. Roger Federer out of Wimbledon 2018 after Kevin Anderson defeat. Federer won the first set and Goffin was forced to retire in the second set with a shoulder injury. (1:06). This was the first time since the 2008 US Open when Federer was able to successfully defend a Grand Slam title, and overall marked a historic record 10th Grand Slam title defense. He was consistent. Anderson held for 5-all, broke to 6-5 with a violent return winner off a 97 mph second serve, then staved off three break points and closed the set with a 133 mph ace. "I think I had my chances, so it's disappointing," Federer said. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Guido Pella in straight sets. 3 seed and later confirmed his presence in the tournament. 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World No. With Chung Hyeon retiring mid-match, Federer reached a record 30th major final and his seventh at the Australian Open, before defeating Marin Čilić in a five-set match to win his 20th Grand Slam trophy, extending his own all-time record. I should have. He was solid. Having qualified for the ATP Finals, Federer was drawn in the group Lleyton Hewitt with Kevin Anderson, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori. Federer was leading by two sets and 5-4 in the third when, with Anderson serving, he got to match point. 8 Kevin Anderson on Wednesday. He started his campaign by defeating Peter Gojowczyk and Leonardo Mayer in straight sets, setting up a clash with countryman Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.  There, he defeated Robin Haase in three sets, which guaranteed him a return to No. He did not drop a set in the opening three rounds, defeating Yoshihito Nishioka, Benoît Paire and Nick Kyrgios in the first three rounds. Eight-time champion Roger Federer, who is No. He stated that this injury significantly hindered his play, particularly his forehand, from the Stuttgart Open until the US Open. Federer was attempting to reach his 13th semifinal at Wimbledon and move closer to title No. 1 by more than three years and broke the ATP record for the longest period between two stints at world No. 1 Rafael Nadal rallied to win a grueling five-set match against Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and reach the semifinals, where he will face a resurgent Novak Djokovic. echoed through the shadows, everything came apart for the eight-time champion against an opponent who'd never beaten him before nor made it this far at the All England Club. There, he defeated Gilles Simon in a tough three-set match, reaching his 200th career semifinal. LONDON -- Roger Federer was one point away from a rather tidy straight-sets victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Del Potro finished with 77 winners to Nadal's 67 but failed to convert any of his five break points in the fifth set. One point. His previous best start had been 16–0 in 2006.  At 36 years and 173 days, he became only the third man in the Open Era to win four Grand Slam championship trophies after turning 30 years old. He got what he needed when he had to. Raonic hit 31 aces to Isner's 25 but was broken three times, including the last game of the match. Federer managed to return a 134 mph serve, but on his next stroke, he shanked a … By Jonathan Jurejko BBC Sport at Wimbledon. He was seeded first in a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2012 US Open. "I think with the performances I've had, I deserve to be in the semifinals. The 2018 Roger Federer tennis season officially began on 30 December 2017, with the start of the Hopman Cup, and ended on 17 November 2018, with a loss in the semifinals of the ATP Finals. However, after receiving a first round bye, he was upset by Australian qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round.  However, in the final, he fell to Juan Martín del Potro in a close three set match, despite having three match points on his own serve.. Wimbledon 2018 could give tennis fans another classic match between stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Isner's 41 attempts to make a semifinal at a major is the second most in the 50-year professional era, behind Sam Querrey, who made the last four at Wimbledon last year with his 42nd try. ATP Staff. I hope I can get a chance to fight for a trophy.". Not that Anderson is anything other than an elite tennis player. He finished the year ranked No. Federer returned to the ATP tour to play the Stuttgart Open, which marks the beginning of the grass court season. 1 ranking.