I am Crying: Twitterati React to Federer’s Loss at Wimbledon
Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point.
And then it all 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.
In a stunning turnaround in an unfamiliar setting – Court Number 1 instead of Centre Court – the Number 1-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 seed Number 8 Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.
Federer was 4-0 against Anderson entering the day, winning every set they'd ever played against each other. But there was more. So much more. Federer was attempting to reach his 13th semi-final at Wimbledon and move closer to title Number 9, both of which would have broken his own records.