Anderson upsets Federer at Wimbledon, advances to Quarter-Finals
July 6, 2015
Former Illini Tennis player Kevin Anderson (14) defeated Novak Djokovic (1) 7-6(6), 7-6(6), 6-1, … in the round of 16 at Wimbledon
Anderson’s serving was one of the key points to his success, along with his forehand.
This is the first time that a number one seed has fallen in the round of 16 at Wimbledon since Pete Sampras lost to Roger Federer in 2001
This is the second time Anderson has defeated Djokovic. The first time was at the Miami Masters back in 2008. Djokovic had beaten Anderson four times after amassing a 4-1 record against the South African.
This is Anderson’s first time advancing to a grand slam quarter final
Anderson played at Illinois from 2004-07 and did not participate in his senior season in order to turn pro.