Anderson first S. African in Wimbledon last-eight in 24 years

The eighth-seeded Anderson next faces defending champion Roger Federer for a place in the semifinals.

Kevin Anderson of South Africa celebrates defeating Gael Monfils of France during their men's singles match on the seventh day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.   -  AP

Kevin Anderson became the first South African man in 24 years to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 7-6 (7/4) win over France's Gael Monfils on Monday.

The eighth-seeded Anderson next faces defending champion Roger Federer for a place in the semifinals.

Eight-time champion Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against the 2017 US Open runner-up.

Wayne Ferreira was the last South African man to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1994.

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