The magic moments from the second week of Wimbledon

Here’s a look at some of the magic moments from the second week of Wimbledon:

Sweet 16 for Federer

Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France’s Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final and 53rd at the majors.

“I think it’s a tough match-up for him maybe against me,” said the Swiss.

Double epic as Federer out, Nadal triumphs

Federer was sensationally knocked out by Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 as the 32-year-old became the first South African in the Wimbledon semi-finals since Kevin Curren in 1983. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, booked a semi-final clash against old rival and world number one Rafael Nadal, who saw off Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes on Centre Court.

Serena’s ‘traumatic thoughts’

Serena Williams said “it was crazy” to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter and that she still has “traumatic thoughts” over her own mortality.

Let’s have final set tie-break

Anderson and John Isner called for tie-breaks to be introduced in the final sets at Grand Slams after their semi-final entered the record books as the second longest ever singles match at a major, lasting 6 hours and 36 minutes.

Anderson won 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 with the final set lasting just five minutes short of three hours.

“I hope this is a sign for Grand Slams to change,” said Anderson.

Kerber stuns Serena Slam dream

Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in the final. “I knew I had to play my best tennis against a champion like Serena,” Kerber said.

Djokovic eats his greens!

Novak Djokovic celebrated his fourth Wimbledon title – by munching on the Centre Court grass.

“The grass tasted really well. I had a double portion this year to treat myself,” said the 31-year-old.AFP

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