Kevin Anderson’s 30-club membership … and 5 other Wimbledon facts

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Moments later, Nadal's level dipped, allowing Juan Martín del Potro back into their quarter-final match. He is one of the more complex players that I have ever seen in our sport.

The world No. 1 battled back from two sets to one down against giant Argentine Juan Martin del Potro to win 7-5 6-7 4-6 6-4 6-4.

Rafael Nadal has said he feels "sorry" for Roger Federer after the Swiss superstar was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals by South Africa's Kevin Anderson. I tried to resist, maintaining focus. "But Rafa came to me and we shared a big hug, and it was kind of him".

Djokovic enters eighth Wimbledon semi-final Nadal triumphed 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final and 28th at the majors.

That blip was enough for Nadal, chasing an 18th Grand Slam title, to surrender his first set of the championships.

"At the same time, I'm trying to use the experience and memories that I have of being in the final stages of Grand Slams, just take things very simple, day by day". It was an honour to share the court with you.

The 32-year old Anderson defeated defending champion Federer in a five-set thriller that lasted slightly more than four hours.

The world number one, playing in his first All England Club quarter-final since finishing runner-up to Djokovic in 2011, then wasted four set points in the second. Playing Djokovic was the sternest test and he came through a dramatic five-setter dubbed the greatest clay-court match of all-time by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

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While Nadal and Djokovic are old hands at winning Slams, the man stood on the opposite side of the net in Sunday's final will be bidding to win a first major.

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"Anything could have happened, so this is a big achievement for me to get to the semi-finals at Wimbledon".

"I'm trying to get to where he's already been", said Isner, who has won all 95 of his service games this fortnight, thanks in part to a tournament-leading 161 aces.

"I'm very, very happy to be in this position right now", said the ninth seed, who has never played on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

'When I go to sleep I have to take a correct position and rest as more as possible.

An Anderson win looked anything but likely after Federer, once again looking imperious, extended his record streak of sets won at Wimbledon to an equal-career-best 34 straight to charge to a two-sets-to-love lead in little more than an hour.

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