Kevin Anderson writes chapters of history beating Roger Federer: key stats


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Kevin Anderson writes chapters of history beating Roger Federer: key stats

Many statistics have emerged from Roger Federer's surprising Wimbledon loss against Kevin Anderson. The South African became the fifth player to beat the Swiss recovering from down two sets to love. In the past, Novak Djokovic did it at the 2011 US Open, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at 2011 Wimbledon, David Nalbandian at 2005 Masters Cup and Lleyton Hewitt in 2003 Davis Cup.

Anderson had lost five of the previous six matches played at the fifth set: now he has an 11-10 overall record, 30-21 for Federer. Wednesday could have been a historic day as it had never happened that Federer and Nadal would lose a Grand Slam match on the same day.

The Spaniard defeated del Potro in the fifth. It was just the third time that Federer played more than 12 games during the fifth set at Wimbledon. The previous two ones were the 2009 final against Andy Roddick (16-14) and 2008 against Nadal (7-9).

For the 13th time in career, Federer played a match lasting more than four hours. He has a 5-8 win/loss record. Federer held 85 serve games at Wimbledon in a row. His streak started in the 2017 semi-finals against Tomas Berdych, ended vs Anderson.

11 players beat Federer at Wimbledon out of 20 Swiss player's appearances: Jiri Novak, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Tim Henman, Mario Ancic, Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Novak Djokovic (twice) Sergiy Stakhovsky, Milos Raonic, Anderson.

Then let's end with probably the most painful statistic: 20th loss wasting match points out of 1,415 matches played in the career for Federer, who didn't convert match points in four of his last nine losses, starting from 2017 Dubai Open second round against Evgeny Donskoy.

Source: Fernando Murciego, Giorgio Spalluto, Josè Morgado

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