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Kevin Anderson reaching the Wimbledon men’s singles final has stirred South African nationalistic fervour but the adoration is misplaced says Justin Brown
South Africans have taken to social media to praise countryman Kevin Anderson on his runner-up finish at Wimbledon.
Although he lost the final at Wimbledon to Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson certainly gained a host of new admirers during the two weeks the tournament run.
Novak Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to secure a fourth Wimbledon title but he admits he feared his best days were behind him .
Five facts about the Wimbledon men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson.
South African world number 8 wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane is into the semi-finals at Wimbledon in her first ever appearance at the tournament.
Serena Williams said "it's crazy" that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, 10 months after life-saving surgery which followed her pregnancy.
Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus through to the final of the men's doubles at Wimbledon after beating Frederik Nielsen and Joe Salisbury.
Kevin Anderson told South African youngsters to "stick to their dreams" and follow in his footsteps after beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer admitted he was shell-shocked as the Swiss star struggled to come to terms with his "terrible" Wimbledon quarter-final exit against Kevin Anderson.
Tennis South Africa have congratulated Kevin Anderson, Raven Klaasen and Kgothatso (KG) Montjane for their performances at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic was once the sick-note Serb whose undoubted promise was at the mercy of a variety of frustrating aches, pains and assorted strains.
The husband of Serena Williams has admitted that he feared the tennis superstar would die after giving birth to their daughter last year.
It goes without saying that the whole of South Africa is behind Kevin Anderson as he takes on Novak Djokovic, even those in the highest places of power.
Reaching a final at Wimbledon is certainly the dream for any tennis player and South Africa's Raven Klaasen is no different in that regard.
Serena Williams thinks of herself as Wimbledon royalty and will be cheered on by her friend the Duchess of Sussex in the women's final.
Seven-time champion Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon final for the 10th time and will face Germany's Angelique Kerber for the title.
World number one Rafael Nadal set-up a mouthwatering Wimbledon semi-final against old rival Novak Djokovic after battling back to beat Juan Martin del Potro.
John Isner will face Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon semi-finals after the American ninth seed won the battle of the big servers against Milos Raonic.
Kevin Anderson has stunned No 1 seed Roger Federer in a sensational upset in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
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