Wimbledon: I want to be here next year, says determined Roger Federer

Jul 13, 2018, 09:05 IST | PA Sport

Anderson needed four more booming serves to reach a first Wimbledon semi-final, and he found them to deny Federer a 13th Wimbledon semi-final appearance

Wimbledon: I want to be here next year, says determined Roger Federer
Switzerland's Roger Federer

Roger Federer vowed to return to Wimbledon next year after a shock quarter-final defeat to Kevin Anderson denied him the chance of a ninth title. Defending champion Federer was two sets up and had a match point in the third against Anderson, but almost three hours later he trudged off on the end of a seismic 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 upset.

Federer, 36, said: "Of course the goal is to come back here next year. I wouldn't call it 'unfinished business'. I felt like I did some good business here in the past already. So I'm all right. I'm just disappointed now."

Anderson needed four more booming serves to reach a first Wimbledon semi-final, and he found them to deny Federer a 13th Wimbledon semi-final appearance. "It's just not one of my best days, but they don't happen very often," added Federer. "It's one of those average days when you have to try to win the match, and I just couldn't get it done. So it's disappointing."

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