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Fourth seed falls to unfancied Pella

5th July 2019, 16:14 by Simon Barlow

Kevin Anderson has crashed out of Wimbledon in the third round after Argentina's Guido Pella defeated him in straight sets.

The 29-year-old from Bahia Blanca, seeded 26 at SW19, will go on to play Canada's Milos Raonic in the fourth round after a 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) victory on Centre Court.

It was the first time the 33-year-old South African fourth seed had failed to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam event.

"I don't know how to describe this moment; this match was unbelievable for me," Pella told the BBC.

"I think I played unbelievably over three sets. He started to play much better, but in the end I was focused for the entire match and it was amazing."

Another seed to fall on day five of the tournament was Karen Khachanov, who beat Queen's champion Feliciano Lopez on Wednesday.

The Russian 10th seed was beaten 6-3 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, who will face Frenchman Benoit Paire next.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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