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2018 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Roger Federer was the defending champion and top seed, but lost in the quarterfinals to Kevin Anderson despite leading by two sets to love and having a match point in the third set.

Men's Singles
2018 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionSerbia Novak Djokovic
Runner-upSouth Africa Kevin Anderson
Final score6–2, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 4WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Wimbledon title, defeating Kevin Anderson in the final 6–2, 6–2, 7–6(7–3). The win moved him to 13 grand slam titles, and outright fourth place on the all time men's singles grand slam wins list, passing Roy Emerson. The win was also Djokovic's first title on the ATP tour for over 12 months, his previous win having been at Eastbourne on July 1, 2017.[1][2]

The semifinal match between Anderson and John Isner, lasting 6 hours 36 minutes, was the second longest men's singles match at Wimbledon and the third longest men's singles match in tennis history. Isner has thus played in the two longest matches in Wimbledon history (the other one being the record-holding 2010 match against Nicolas Mahut).[3] The 2018 semifinals were the longest two semifinals in Wimbledon history.[4]

Anderson became the first man representing South Africa to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final since Brian Norton in 1921 (South African-born Kevin Curren represented the United States when he was a finalist in 1985).[5]

Federer and Rafael Nadal were in contention for the ATP No. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament. Nadal retained the top ranking by reaching the semifinal. Former champion and local favourite Andy Murray announced on the day before the tournament began that he was pulling out because he was not fully recovered from hip surgery. His place was taken by "Lucky loser" Jason Jung.[6]

Feliciano López made his 66th consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearance, surpassing the previous record of 65 consecutive appearances he jointly held with Federer. [7]

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Roger Federer (Quarterfinals)
02.     Rafael Nadal (Semifinals)
03.     Marin Čilić (Second round)
04.     Alexander Zverev (Third round)
05.     Juan Martín del Potro (Quarterfinals)
06.     Grigor Dimitrov (First round)
07.     Dominic Thiem (First round, retired)
08.     Kevin Anderson (Final)
09.     John Isner (Semifinals)
10.     David Goffin (First round)
11.     Sam Querrey (Third round)
12.     Novak Djokovic (Champion)
13.     Milos Raonic (Quarterfinals)
14.     Diego Schwartzman (Second round)
15.     Nick Kyrgios (Third round)
16.     Borna Ćorić (First round)
17.     Lucas Pouille (Second round)
18.     Jack Sock (First round)
19.     Fabio Fognini (Third round)
20.     Pablo Carreño Busta (First round)
21.     Kyle Edmund (Third round)
22.     Adrian Mannarino (Fourth round)
23.     Richard Gasquet (First round)
24.     Kei Nishikori (Quarterfinals)
25.     Philipp Kohlschreiber (Third round)
26.     Denis Shapovalov (Second round)
27.     Damir Džumhur (Second round)
28.     Filip Krajinović (First round)
29.     Marco Cecchinato (First round)
30.     Fernando Verdasco (First round)
31.     Stefanos Tsitsipas (Fourth round)
32.     Leonardo Mayer (First round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 6 77 5 4 11
8   Kevin Anderson 2 657 6 13
8   Kevin Anderson 78 65696 26
9   John Isner 6677 711 4 24
13   Milos Raonic 77 674 3
9   John Isner 6279 6 6
8   Kevin Anderson 2 2 63
12   Novak Djokovic 6 6 77
12   Novak Djokovic 6 3 6 6
24   Kei Nishikori 3 6 2 2
12   Novak Djokovic 6 3 711 3 10
2   Rafael Nadal 4 6 696 8
5   Juan Martín del Potro 5 79 6 4 4
2   Rafael Nadal 7 674 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Federer 6 6 6
  D Lajović 1 3 4 1   R Federer 6 6 6
  L Lacko 4 6 77 6   L Lacko 4 4 1
Q   B Bonzi 6 3 654 1   R Federer 6 7 6
  I Karlović 4 7 79 6   J-L Struff 3 5 2
  M Youzhny 6 5 673   I Karlović 77 6 646411
  J-L Struff 3 6577 77 6   J-L Struff 653 77 77 13
32   L Mayer 6 77 65651 1   R Federer 6 7 6
22   A Mannarino 6 1 77 6 22   A Mannarino 0 5 4
Q   C Garín 3 6 642 22   A Mannarino 7 7 77
  R Harrison 6 6 6   R Harrison 5 5 64
  R Carballés Baena 1 4 2 22   A Mannarino 6 6 4 5 6
  G García López 6 6 6   D Medvedev 4 3 6 7 3
  G Elias 2 4 2   G García López 3 4 2
  D Medvedev 78 6 6   D Medvedev 6 6 6
16   B Ćorić 662 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   S Querrey 6 6 6
  J Thompson 2 4 3 11   S Querrey 77 6 6
WC   S Stakhovsky 6 6 5 1 6 WC   S Stakhovsky 643 3
  J Sousa 3 3 7 6 4 11   S Querrey 7 4 4 2
  L Đere 6177 2 4   G Monfils 5 6 6 6
  P Lorenzi 77 636 6   P Lorenzi 6 3 6563
  G Monfils 78 7 6   G Monfils 3 6 77 77
23   R Gasquet 665 4   G Monfils 64627 64
25   P Kohlschreiber 6 6 7 8   K Anderson 77 77 5 77
  E Donskoy 2 4 5 25   P Kohlschreiber 78 77 77
  G Müller 7 4 79 3 6   G Müller 666463
LL   M Mmoh 5 6 676 1 25   P Kohlschreiber 3 5 5
Q   J-P Smith 2 4 1 8   K Anderson 6 7 7
  A Seppi 6 6 6   A Seppi 3 77 3 4
Q   N Gombos 3 4 4 8   K Anderson 6 656 6
8   K Anderson 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   M Čilić 6 6 6
PR   Y Nishioka 1 4 4 3   M Čilić 6 6 4 635
Q   J Kubler 4 5 6 63   G Pella 3 1 6 77 7
  G Pella 6 7 4 77   G Pella 4 4 66
  R Berankis 6 663 66   M McDonald 6 6 78
  M McDonald 4 78 6 78   M McDonald 77 5 3 6 11
  N Jarry 6 3 77 6   N Jarry 657 6 2 9
28   F Krajinović 3 6 654   M McDonald 3 4 77 2
17   L Pouille 6 6 2 6 13   M Raonic 6 6 656
WC   D Kudla 3 3 6 3 17   L Pouille 4 2 710 6 2
LL   P Polansky 2 3 67 Q   D Novak 6 6 683 6
Q   D Novak 6 6 79 Q   D Novak 656 5 2
  J Millman 666 7 6 13   M Raonic 77 4 7 6
Q   S Travaglia 78 3 5 2   J Millman 646464
WC   L Broady 5 0 1 13   M Raonic 77 77 77
13   M Raonic 7 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   J Isner 6 77 7
Q   Y Maden 2 645 9   J Isner 6 6 66637
  S Johnson 5 3 6 77 6 Q   R Bemelmans 1 4 78 77 5
Q   R Bemelmans 7 6 4 608 9   J Isner 6 6 6
  A Bedene 4 77 77 6   R Albot 3 3 4
  C Norrie 6 64644   A Bedene 2 6 637 3
  R Albot 3 6 656 6   R Albot 6 4 77 5 6
20   P Carreño Busta 6 0 77 2 1 9   J Isner 6 710 77
31   S Tsitsipas 6 6 637 31   S Tsitsipas 4 6864
Q   G Barrère 3 4 77 5 31   S Tsitsipas 6 6 3 4 6
  M Jaziri 653 1   J Donaldson 3 2 6 6 3
  J Donaldson 77 6 6 31   S Tsitsipas 6 6 6
  Y Bhambri 6 3 3 2 Q   T Fabbiano 2 1 4
Q   T Fabbiano 2 6 6 6 Q   T Fabbiano 79 6 78
  S Wawrinka 1 77 77 6   S Wawrinka 673 66
6   G Dimitrov 6 63654

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   D Thiem 4 5 0r
  M Baghdatis 6 7 2   M Baghdatis 3 4 6 77 5
  D Ferrer 1 636 5   K Khachanov 6 6 3 647
  K Khachanov 6 77 3 7   K Khachanov 4 4 77 6 6
  J Benneteau 7 7 6   F Tiafoe 6 6 632 1
  M Fucsovics 5 5 3   J Benneteau 6 3 4 2
  F Tiafoe 78 77 3 6   F Tiafoe 4 6 6 6
30   F Verdasco 66656 3   K Khachanov 4 2 2
21   K Edmund 6 6 7 12   N Djokovic 6 6 6
Q   A Bolt 2 3 5 21   K Edmund 6 77 6
  Y Sugita 6 662 2 Q   B Klahn 4 602
Q   B Klahn 2 78 6 6 21   K Edmund 6 3 2 4
  G Andreozzi 6 614 4 12   N Djokovic 4 6 6 6
  H Zeballos 4 77 6 6   H Zeballos 1 2 3
  T Sandgren 3 1 2 12   N Djokovic 6 6 6
12   N Djokovic 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   N Kyrgios 77 77 656
  D Istomin 636477 3 15   N Kyrgios 6 6 7
  M Copil 605 6 64   R Haase 3 4 5
  R Haase 77 7 4 77 15   N Kyrgios 1 634
LL   B Tomic 6 6 77 24   K Nishikori 6 77 6
LL   H Hurkacz 4 2 62 LL   B Tomic 6 3 675
Q   C Harrison 2 6 632 24   K Nishikori 2 6 79 7
24   K Nishikori 6 4 77 6 24   K Nishikori 4 77 712 6
27   D Džumhur 6 6 6 Q   E Gulbis 6 656101
  M Marterer 3 2 4 27   D Džumhur 6 4 3 6 3
Q   E Gulbis 4 6 77 3 6 Q   E Gulbis 2 6 6 1 6
WC   J Clarke 6 3 636 4 Q   E Gulbis 77 4 5 6 6
LL   L Sonego 6 3 2 2 4   A Zverev 626 7 3 0
  T Fritz 3 6 6 6   T Fritz 4 7 77 1 2
PR   J Duckworth 5 2 0 4   A Zverev 6 5 606 6
4   A Zverev 7 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   JM del Potro 6 6 6
  P Gojowczyk 3 4 3 5   JM del Potro 6 6 6
  F López 6 6 6   F López 4 1 2
  F Delbonis 3 4 2 5   JM del Potro 6 77 6
  B Paire 7 77 6   B Paire 4 643
LL   J Jung 5 614   B Paire 0 6 6 77
  J Chardy 3 6 5 4 26   D Shapovalov 6 2 4 63
26   D Shapovalov 6 3 7 6 5   JM del Potro 77 77 5 77
18   J Sock 77 77 4 5 2   G Simon 61657 65
  M Berrettini 65636 7 6   M Berrettini 3 642
  G Simon 6 77 6   G Simon 6 77 6
  N Basilashvili 1 651   G Simon 6 636 77
  A Ramos Viñolas 652 1   M Ebden 1 77 3 62
Q   S Robert 77 6 6 Q   S Robert 3 656 1
  M Ebden 6 6 6   M Ebden 6 77 4 6
10   D Goffin 4 3 4

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   D Schwartzman 6 6 6
  M Bašić 3 2 1 14   D Schwartzman 3 4 63
  J Veselý 77 6 4 6   J Veselý 6 6 77
  F Mayer 634 6 1   J Veselý 77 3 6 6
  P Cuevas 65661 19   F Fognini 646 3 2
LL   S Bolelli 77 78 6 LL   S Bolelli 3 4 1
  T Daniel 6 3 3 3 19   F Fognini 6 6 6
19   F Fognini 3 6 6 6   J Veselý 3 3 4
29   M Cecchinato 4 78 654 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
  A de Minaur 6 6677 6   A de Minaur 6 687 6
  P-H Herbert 6 6 6   P-H Herbert 2 710 5 3
  M Zverev 4 3 4   A de Minaur 1 2 4
  V Pospisil 4 6 2 3 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
  M Kukushkin 6 3 6 6   M Kukushkin 4 3 4
  D Sela 3 3 2 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
2   R Nadal 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jurejko, Jonathan (15 July 2018). "Novak Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon by beating Kevin Anderson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Novak Djokovic seals fourth Wimbledon title in final stroll over Kevin Anderson". Guardian. 15 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2018/07/the-latest-mens-wimbledon-semifinals-underway/75276/
  4. ^ Quarrell, Dan (14 July 2018). "Novak Djokovic pips Rafael Nadal in second longest Wimbledon semi-final ever". Eurosport. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Anderson Wins 26-24 In Fifth Set, Reaches Wimbledon Final". atpworldtour.com. July 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Andy Murray: Two-time champion withdraws from Wimbledon". BBC. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Tennis: Del Potro shows his form in three-set Wimbledon romp past Lopez". The Straits Times. July 5, 2018.

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