Defending champion Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic win to set up semi-final clash [Photos]

Defending champion Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat to eighth seed Kevin Anderson over five sets to exit Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal progressed to the semi-final to set up a mouthwatering match-up.

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Defending champion Roger Federer surrendered an early lead against Kevin Anderson to lose their quarter-final match-up in five sets. AP
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Defending champion Roger Federer surrendered an early lead against Kevin Anderson to lose their quarter-final match-up in five sets. AP
South Africa's Kevin Anderson pulled off a major upset by defeating top seed Roger Federer. Anderson came back from two sets down to win 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. Anderson will play against John Isner in the semi-final. AP
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South Africa's Kevin Anderson pulled off a major upset by defeating top seed Roger Federer. Anderson came back from two sets down to win 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. Anderson will play against John Isner in the semi-final. AP
Rafael Nadal came up against a determined Juan Martin Del Potro, and found himself trailing in the third set. However, Nadal fought back to win the match in five sets, winning by a score of 7-5, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. AP
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Rafael Nadal came up against a determined Juan Martin Del Potro, and found himself trailing in the third set. However, Nadal fought back to win the match in five sets, winning by a score of 7-5, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. AP
American John Isner took on thirteenth seed Milos Raonic, with Raonic winning the closely contested first set. Isner rallied back to win the second set and continued his momentum all the way till the end, winning the match 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3. AP
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American John Isner took on thirteenth seed Milos Raonic, with Raonic winning the closely contested first set. Isner rallied back to win the second set and continued his momentum all the way till the end, winning the match 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3. AP
Serbian Novak Djokovic saw off Japan's Kei Nishikori in four sets, beating the 24th seed 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Djokovic will be hoping to bounce back from injury and win his first Grand Slam title since winning the French Open in 2016, but Rafael Nadal lies in his way, as the two face off in the semi-finals. AP
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Serbian Novak Djokovic saw off Japan's Kei Nishikori in four sets, beating the 24th seed 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Djokovic will be hoping to bounce back from injury and win his first Grand Slam title since winning the French Open in 2016, but Rafael Nadal lies in his way, as the two face off in the semi-finals. AP