Kevin Anderson is currently preparing for the semifinal encounter against John Isner after scripting one of the most memorable Wimbledon victories. The 6 foot South African shocked everyone by defeating eight-time winner and defending champion Roger Federer in a thrilling five-set match on Wednesday.
This is the first time that Anderson tasted victory over the Swiss maestro, having lost four times previously to Fedex in his career. Inspite of registering a win against one of the greats of the game, the 32-year suffered a loss against former South Africa cricket team skipper AB de Villiers which came years ago.
de Villiers known for talent in multi-sporting prowess defeated the former US Open finalist during their younger days in the national circuit. It was last year in this very tournament that the South African admitted of being in touch with de Villiers and hoping for a rematch
“AB was a well-known tennis player in the junior circuit. I was two years junior to him, and we used to play against each other all the time.”I remember this one time when he defeated me in straight sets, but I gave him a tough competition.” He added, “AB’s best part was his court coverage, he had an amazing backhand as well.” he said
Ab de Villiers in reply had accepted the challenge
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) July 8, 2017
Anderson’s victory against Federer was memorable one due to the match lasting for 4 hours and 13 minutes, with the last set finishing at scoreline of 13-11.