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A Nail Biting Finish!

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Cruising along, on match point, it was Roger Federer all the way. With just a point away from what appeared to be an easy win, suddenly it all changed to end in an epic win for the towering South African Kevin Anderson.

He snatched victory from Federer in a grueling four and a quarter hour match, to march into the semi-finals of the Wimbledon 2018. The final scores reading 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. Sadly Federerโ€™s quest for ninth Wimbledon title was shattered.

Playing against a name like Roger Federer itself acts as a psychological barrier. To top it the crowdโ€™s constant cheering for Roger, didnโ€™t dampen the spirit of the gangly South African. He remained calm and determined all through this amazing thriller.

Kudos to Anderson for believing in himself and pulling off this sensational win, which I am sure he will cherish for a long time to come. A riveting match with some scintillating volleys and big serves.

Take a bow, Kevin Anderson!

 

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41 comments on “A Nail Biting Finish!

  1. Only kabir
    July 12, 2018

    correct…๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Team Wellness
    July 12, 2018

    There is simply so much to learn and imbibe from y’days QF match between Federer and Anderson.
    Federer at 35-36ish is re-defining “age”, that too in a sport like tennis. Earlier the norm was 32-33 max for most players. At this age, he is still a defending champion for slams… In the age of power tennis, his game is a graceful glide and slide on court… Hardly has any opponent defeated him in straight sets, for such is his calibre…
    Coming to Anderson, it’s was his never say die spirit and belief in himself that saw him come through from a 2-0 set deficit. He Simply continued playing to his strengths…

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 12, 2018

      Agree with you Karthik. Federer is a player with immense style and grace. His game is a pleasure to watch. But unfortunately yesterday was not his day. Anderson exuded a great amount of calm, poise and some brilliant serves to finally snatch the match from the champion! In all an excellent game of tennis ๐Ÿ‘

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  3. Shantanu Baruah
    July 12, 2018

    It was. Loved the game

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog
    July 12, 2018

    Yes I agree with your words, Kevin really played a fantastic game with so much calm and poise. He knew he was playing against the number one but did not lose his cool. Awesome game, Radhika. Do you know who won in Nadalโ€™s game, Del Potro was also too good.

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  5. Kurian
    July 12, 2018

    Very nice Radhika. Frankly I felt happy when the underdog won

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Megha's World
    July 12, 2018

    No matter Federer wins or loses nothing can beat the charm and the personโ€™s he carries and yes also his record.

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  7. Sunith
    July 12, 2018

    It reminds me of the match where John Mcenro toppled Bjorn Borg in a thriller when Borg a 5 time wimbledon champion reigned supreme. It was a long match and as a 13 year old, i have to leave the match on television which I watched at a friend’s place because it was already 10 in the night…those days, Radhika, the B&W TV was a luxury item and only to be seen in a a select houses ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 12, 2018

      Wow! Such nostalgic memories Sunith! Borg and McEnroe two of the all time great players. Must have been an epic match ๐Ÿ‘

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  8. vikramhereblog
    July 12, 2018

    Indeed

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  9. iScriblr
    July 12, 2018

    What a game! Loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    July 13, 2018

    Thats very much true.

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  11. Kunal Thakore
    July 14, 2018

    … And Fed is a legend!

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  12. Kunal Thakore
    July 14, 2018

    Did you watch the first semis? I didnโ€™t, but I believe it was a thriller!

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 14, 2018

      Yes I did, till it went to the tie breaker in the final set…. I hope Anderson recovers from his fatigue before the final….a marathon match it was, over 6.5 hrs!

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  13. Sifar
    July 14, 2018

    But Federer! ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ช

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 14, 2018

      Yes, unfortunately!!

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      • Sifar
        July 15, 2018

        โ˜น๏ธ
        And then the 2 day match between djokovic and nadal!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ both great playersโ€ฆthatโ€™s called an equal competition and highest quality tennis on displayโ€ฆ.i was rooting for nadal though โ˜น๏ธ

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      • radhikasreflection
        July 15, 2018

        A really good match. Yes lot of Nadal fans including my son who was disappointed at the end!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Sifar
        July 15, 2018

        Whom are you supporting in the finals? I guess Anderson! ๐Ÿค”

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      • radhikasreflection
        July 15, 2018

        I don’t have any favourites except for Federer I guess. I just enjoy a good game of tennis, wimbledon being a favourite tournament

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      • Sifar
        July 15, 2018

        So federer it is for you too! ๐Ÿ˜€

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