Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson in five-setter to reach last-eight

Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a barrage from big-hitting Kevin Anderson to reach his seventh successive Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Jul 07, 2015, 19:17 PM IST
Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson in five-setter to reach last-eight

London: Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a barrage from big-hitting Kevin Anderson to reach his seventh successive Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday.

The top seed came from behind to win 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (6/8), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 in a last-16 tie suspended due to bad light on Monday at the end of the fourth set.

The Serb, who has now reached 25 Grand Slam quarter-finals in a row, goes on to face Croatia`s US Open champion Marin Cilic for a place in the semi-finals.

Anderson, the South African 14th seed, fired 40 aces and 71 winners but committed 41 unforced errors.

Djokovic crashed 43 winners past his opponent but hit just 19 unforced errors.