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Anderson: I wasn't at my best

Kevin Anderson was defeated 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) by champion Andy Murray on Monday.

Kevin Anderson was defeated 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) by champion Andy Murray on Monday.

LONDON - South Africa's Kevin Anderson believes he wasn't at his best during his fourth round defeat to Britain's Andy Murray.

Anderson made Wimbledon champion Andy Murray work hard for his fourth round.

He went down 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

He says he made it easier for the defending champion and believes he wasn't at his finest form during his fourth round defeat to Murray.

"I just played few points that were a little bit less and I gave him more points, I gave him the break. I think from then I settled better in the first, but you just can't give a player like Murray free breaks."

He says there are a lot of positives to take out of the defeat.

"It was a game that I felt maybe I gave away a little bit. But I think for me to take away second part of the match was some of the positive I took from it."

Meanwhile, Murray says Anderson pushed him.

"I knew I was going to get tested at some stage, I was pushed especially in the middle part of the second set. There were some tight moments but I handled them very well."

Murray says he's looking forward to what should be a tough contest against Grigor Dimitrov in the next round.

"He's starting to come to his prime. He's won a lot of matches this year. So he's a tough player to face. It's going to be a tough match."

At the same time, Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-4 7-6 (5).

This victory earned Djokovic his 21st successive grand slam quarterfinal date, his sixth at Wimbledon.

The Serb dominated the opening two sets before Tsonga sprung to life in the third and threatened to take the upper hand in the set when he held two break points in the eighth game.

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