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As it happened: Anderson's Wimbledon dream shattered

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15 Jul 2018

Thanks so much for joining us and a big congratulations to Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic

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15 Jul 2018

DJOKOVIC: 

"Kevin has had an incredible run and he deserves this."

"He didn't play his best in the first 2 sets, but in the 3rd set he was the better player."

15 Jul 2018

DJOKOVIC: 

"It feels amazing. For the first time in my life I have someone screaming: 'Daddy, daddy!'"

"I'm very emotional for him being here."

15 Jul 2018

ANDERSON: 

"Thank you for the support from back home and all the flags I saw flying here today.

15 Jul 2018

ANDERSON: 

"There are too many people to thank ... my whole team. Your support means the world to me."

"A very special thank you to my dad back home for introducing me to the game."

"Thank you to the crowd ... the support I've had the whole week has been incredible."

15 Jul 2018

ANDERSON: 

"We dedicate our whole lives to fight for a spot to be on this court."

15 Jul 2018

ANDERSON:

"Novak beat up on me pretty bad in the first 2 sets ... it would have been great to be able to go longer."

"Congratulations to Novak and his whole team."

15 Jul 2018

Anderson, the new world number 5, gets a massive cheer as he receives his runners-up plate ...

15 Jul 2018

In the end, Anderson took two sets too long to warm up, and who could blame him after that semi-final marathon?

15 Jul 2018

Kevin Anderson finishes as runner-up for the 2nd time in a Grand Slam. 

He has achieved some truly amazing things in this tournament and can hold his head high!

15 Jul 2018

It's Djokovic's 4th Wimbledon title! 

15 Jul 2018

Anderson fought hard in the 3rd set, but it wasn't enough! 

Anderson 2-6, 2-6, 6/7 (3/7) Djokovic

15 Jul 2018

GAME, SET, MATCH & CHAMPIONSHIP! 

Djokovic wins! 

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson 3-6 Djokovic*

Anderson showing fight and saves 1 of them!

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson* 2-6 Djokovic

4 Championship points for Djokovic ...

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson* 2-5 Djokovic

Surely not ...

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-5 Djokovic*

The end is near ...

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-4 Djokovic*. 2 double breaks to Djokovic. 

Anderson on the ropes ...

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-3 Djokovic*. Mini-break to Djokovic!

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson* 1-2 Djokovic

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-1 Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

TIE BREAK: Anderson 1-0 Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

DJOKOVIC HOLDS! 

Somehow! Anderson had 3 set points in that game but Djokovic was ice cool. 

We're off to a tie-break! 

Anderson* 2-6, 2-6, 6-6 Djokovic

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-A Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Djokovic taking a long time in between serves here ...

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-A Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Another set point saved!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson A-40 Djokovic*. Huge point from Anderson! How did he keep that in!? Set point!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Djokovic lands his 1st serve and saves Anderson's 4th set point!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-30 Djokovic*. 1 set point left! 

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-15 Djokovic*. 2 more SET POINTS for Anderson!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 30-15 Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 30-0 Djokovic*. He's got qnother big chance here!

15 Jul 2018

ANDERSON HOLDS! 

He has been so much better in this 3rd set and has found his rhythm. If he can't break Djokovic now, we're heading for a tie-break!

Anderson 2-6, 2-6, 6-5 Djokovic*

Pressure on Djokovic ...

15 Jul 2018

Anderson* 40-0 Djokovic. Tie break looming ...

15 Jul 2018

Anderson* 30-0 Djokovic

15 Jul 2018

Anderson* 15-0 Djokovic. Ace No 10. 

15 Jul 2018

DJOKOVIC HOLDS! 

He saved 2 set points in that match! 

That'll be gutting for Anderson. 

Anderson* 2-6, 2-6, 5-5 Djokovic

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-A Djokovic*. A long, long rally and Anderson misses right!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Another save from Djokovic!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson A-40 Djokovic*. 3rd double fault of the game from Djokovic and Anderson as ANOTHER SET POINT!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-40 Djokovic*. Wow! Anderson heroic in defence, but Djokovic saves the set point!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 40-30 Djokovic*. Another double fault and Anderson has a set point!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 30-30 Djokovic*. Chance here for Anderson!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 30-15 Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 15-15 Djokovic*. Double fault from Djokovic!

15 Jul 2018

Anderson 0-15 Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

ANDERSON HOLDS! 

And does so with some fine touch at the net! If he was moving like this from the start, it may have been a different story. 

Pressure now on Djokovic.

Anderson 2-6, 2-6, 5-4 Djokovic*

15 Jul 2018

Anderson* 40-15 Djokovic
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