World Tennis 15.7.2018 05:39 pm

Brave Anderson falls short in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic simply has too much class for South Africa’s tennis hero as he claims a straight-set victory.

Kevin Anderson fell at the final hurdle on Sunday after delivering a couple of gutsy performances to reach the title decider at the Wimbledon Championships in London.

Brave Anderson falls short in Wimbledon final
Brave Anderson falls short in Wimbledon final

Brave Anderson falls short in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic simply has too much class for South Africa’s tennis hero as he claims a straight-set victory.

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