Kevin Anderson reached Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time in his career. The South African player was surprised at learning that he will play against Roger Federer on Wednesday. 'I didn’t know the draw!', Anderson admitted after his four-set win over the Frenchman Gael Monfils. 'Obviously not much explaining playing Federer; a great opponent, the greatest grass player of all time. I’ve played him a few times and come a little short. The most important thing is to recover. This was a long match, very gruelling.’
Analyzing his win over Monfils, Anderson said: 'Ithigh-qualityquality match, I had to dig deep which makes getting through to the quarter-finals for the first time even more special. I had to battle hard today and pleased to make it one step further. I’ve played Gael a few times, this was the first time I was able to beat him. He is tough to play, so you have to stay in the moment as much as possible. It sounds cliché but it is one of the most important things on a tennis court. You have to try and keep looking forward and feel I did that today.’
Monfils said he didn't play well the two tie-breaks, in the first and fourth set. 'I don't know why', he admitted. 'Every time he knew how to lead, being more aggressive than me. He served better than me, returned better than me.'
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