13 seed, Borna Ćorić. Caroline Wozniacki, the second seed, suffered a second-round exit but Roger Federer … During his first-round match, Federer walked onto Centre Court wearing Uniqlo sportswear, officially ending his 20-year relationship with Nike and confirming the rumoured ten-year $300 million contract with the Japanese clothing company. echoed through the shadows, everything 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. And he had held serve 81 games in a row at the grass-court major, a streak that grew to 85 before Anderson broke him a surprising total of four times. 1 by more than three years and broke the ATP record for the longest period between two stints at world No. SR=strike rate (events won/competed), 2018 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles, "Roger Federer to lead strong field at Mastercard Hopman Cup", "Federer Outlasts Coric, Completes Best Start To A Season | ATP World Tour | Tennis", "Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic win Hopman Cup for Switzerland", "Roger Federer beats Aljaz Bedene in first round", "Australian Open 2018: Updated Men's Bracket and Final Predictions", "Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win Australian Open 2018 men's singles final", "Roger Federer's bid to reclaim world No.1 ranking off to superb start in Rotterdam", "Roger Federer has moves within one win of historic No. He came into the match having won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, a run he stretched to 34, tying his own record, before faltering. WIMBLEDON -- He was already up a break in just the second game of the match, and after flicking a brilliant reaction shot past Kevin Anderson, eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reached 30-love. Due to the absence of his rival Rafael Nadal, the No. "I think with the performances I've had, I deserve to be in the semifinals. 1 with 5 years and 106 days having elapsed since he last held the No. He was solid. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Two-time former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal battles hard in the fifth set to earn the first break for a 3-2 lead against Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday. Roger Federer has a 50–10 (83.3%) ATP match win-loss record in the 2018 season. In the group stage, Federer defeated Yūichi Sugita, Karen Khachanov and Jack Sock, from Japan, Russia and United States respectively, all in straight sets, to help Switzerland advance to the final. For Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the 2018 Wimbledon Championship isn't just any other grand slam event. Del Potro finished with 77 winners to Nadal's 67 but failed to convert any of his five break points in the fifth set. As in the 2017 edition, Roger Federer paired with Belinda Bencic to represent Switzerland at the Hopman Cup. Juan Martin Del Potro d. Federer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. [18] Despite this, he spent one more week as world No. "I just kept on telling myself, 'I have to keep believing.' This was only the third time in Federer's 20 years of contesting Grand Slam matches -- 269 in all -- that he lost one after taking the opening two sets; both of the other defeats came in 2011. "He claims that he didn't see what Nishikori has done, but apparently he always sees what I do," Djokovic said afterward, "something that I don't think is fair.". Raonic hit 31 aces to Isner's 25 but was broken three times, including the last game of the match. [3], Federer began his participation in the first major tournament of the year by defeating Aljaž Bedene in three sets in the first round. However, Raonic was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to an elbow injury. Wimbledon 2018, men's quarter-finals RECAP: Roger Federer crashes out to Kevin Anderson as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and John Isner progress Men's quarter-final day at Wimbledon … Federer then moved on to play his home tournament, the Swiss Indoors, in Basel, as the defending champion. [23] However, Federer assured the number of points needed to qualify for the ATP Finals for the sixteenth time in his career. [8][9][10] There, he defeated Robin Haase in three sets, which guaranteed him a return to No. Eight-time champion Roger Federer, who is No. "I don't know if that was his serve. — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 28, 2018 The 36-year-old has often said other great players will come along when he finally does retire. [15] However, in the final, he fell to Juan Martín del Potro in a close three set match, despite having three match points on his own serve.[16][17]. I'm up two sets to one. This loss also meant that he dropped to world No. His previous best start had been 16–0 in 2006. [20] He went on to defeat Dušan Lajović, Lukáš Lacko, Jan-Lennard Struff and Adrian Mannarino, all in straight sets, to reach the quarterfinals. However, in his fifteenth tournament semifinal, Federer lost in straight sets to eventual champion Alexander Zverev to finish the season. World No. Awaiting Nadal in the semifinals is Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion who reached his first Grand Slam semifinal since 2016 by beating No. Anderson held for 5-all, broke to 6-5 with a violent return winner off a 97 mph second serve, then staved off three break points and closed the set with a 133 mph ace. Roger Federer out of Wimbledon 2018 after Kevin Anderson defeat. Federer was leading by two sets and 5-4 in the third when, with Anderson serving, he got to match point. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Guido Pella in straight sets. Federer was 4-0 against Anderson entering the day, winning every set they'd ever played against each other. Federer started the Asian swing by playing the Shanghai Masters, the eighth Masters 1000 tournament of the season. Anderson then served it out, ending things with a 128 mph service winner, and raised both arms overhead. There, he faced Tomáš Berdych, defeating him for the ninth straight time in three sets and advancing to the semifinals. 3 in the ATP Rankings. The following list is ordered by number of wins: His official ITF sanctioned season record for 2018 is 54–10 (84.4%). In his first match, he lost in straight sets to Nishikori for his ninth defeat of the season. 2018 Grass Tournament Winners. Editor's Picks 1 ranking on 4 November 2012, as well as the record for the longest timespan between the first and most recent dates that he has held the No. 3 seed and later confirmed his presence in the tournament. This victory also marked Federer's 97th tour level title and a record 20th ATP Tour 500 level title. Borna Coric (Halle, 2018) Tommy Haas (Stuttgart, 2017) Milos Raonic (Wimbledon, 2016) Wimbledon 2018 in pictures Day 1. 1 Rafael Nadal rallied to win a grueling five-set match against Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and reach the semifinals, where he will face a resurgent Novak Djokovic. [14] He then proceeded to defeat Jérémy Chardy in the fourth round and Chung Hyeon in the quarterfinals to reach the semifinals, thus retaining his world No. Later, Ramos warned Djokovic for a time violation, but that didn't seem to faze the Serb. 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In their 47th encounter, Federer lost to the red-hot Serb in three very close sets, despite having a set point in the first set.[28]. 1 ranking. Roger Federer was aiming to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the 13th time on Wednesday. [5] This was his sixth Australian Open title, matching the record of Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic for most tournament wins. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its 24th game, as the temperature dropped and the spectators' cries of "Let's go, Roger!" He defeated Aljaž Bedene in straight sets in the first round, setting up a second round match against Benoît Paire which he won in a third set tiebreak after saving two match points. Roger Federer; In an interview to Welt, Roger Federer was asked if we will see him holding a Wimbledon trophy on Sunday July 14th. But I also have a feeling, it was a feeling of mine, you know, not getting it right. And it was Federer who blinked, double-faulting to face a break point at 11-all, then slapping a forehand into the net to cede the key break. 24 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. (1:06). Back to deuce. Wimbledon 2018 results: Roger Federer stunned; Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set for semis Kevin Anderson will face American John Isner in … "I almost could have. He defeated Matthew Ebden in the quarterfinals and qualifier Denis Kudla in the semifinals, both in straight sets, to reach the final. From the section Tennis. Relive all the action from day three at SW19 as the second round gets underway He was seeded first in a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2012 US Open. Federer, the five … Federer won the first set and Goffin was forced to retire in the second set with a shoulder injury. Federer pulled out of the 2016 French Open -- in the midst of knee and back issues -- and last year didn't play the entire clay-court swing as he opted to gear up for Wimbledon. WIMBLEDON, England — It is familiar territory for eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer to be the first player to play on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on … He was, after all, the runner-up at last year's US Open. Federer entered the Miami Open as the defending champion, knowing that he needed to reach the quarterfinals in order to preserve his world No. On July 23, Federer announced the withdrawal from his previously scheduled Canadian Open, citing his career longevity strategy. 1, a fan opened a bottle of champagne with an audible pop. [27] Federer then advanced to the third round, where he defeated No. "It's just not one of my best days, but they don't happen very often, either. Bold indicates player was ranked top 10 at time of at least one meeting. 1 world ranking", "Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one", "Roger Federer provides damning verdict on Filip Krajinovic", "Federer Equals His Best Start To A Year", "Del Potro Saves 3 M.P.