Kevin Anderson lost to Roger Federer 6-4, 6-3 at the ATP Finals in London on Thursday and in his post-match press conference, the South African analyzed the match. 'I can't speak for how he felt out there.
I feel like some of the things he did today I didn't really adjust to very well,' Anderson said. 'I thought he used the change of pace very well today. I felt actually okay, pretty good, out on the court, but didn't execute or play at a high enough level in order to win tonight's match.
That was a little bit disappointing because I felt like I played some really good tennis so far. But the plus side is I'm through to the semis. That feels great. That's step one done. Have tomorrow off, definitely look to come back stronger on Saturday.' The South African also commented on the number of times he was broken during the match: 'It was weird.
Hasn't happened to me in a very long time, losing consecutive serve games to love. That first game, credit to him, he made a few returns. I had a couple double-faults, sort of gave it away a little bit. He probably felt the same on the next serve game.
Once I broke back, I felt it was a slight hiccup, but I was fortunately able to get right back at it. I felt I was back in the match. Obviously, losing serve again is going to be tough. I mean, also came back again because I had Love-40 that next game.
I think overall just needed to serve much better today. I've been serving great all week. He brings a little bit of a different outlook from my side, a different look to the game. Definitely it wasn't from my side the best serving performance today.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title