Wimbledon 2018 runner-up Kevin Anderson once lost a Tennis match to AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers used to play various sports during his younger days.

AB de Villiers | GETTYTennis player Kevin Anderson, who stunned everyone by defeating the defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in quarterfinals, had once lost in Tennis against former South African cricketer AB de Villiers. 

Anderson had revealed the fact about two years ago. Admitting De Villiers is a good Tennis player he said the cricketer defeated him during their younger days in the national circuit. 

“AB was a well-known tennis player in the junior circuit. I was two years junior to him, and we used to play against each other all the time.

"I remember this one time when he defeated me in straight sets, but I gave him a tough competition." He added, “AB’s best part was his court coverage, he had an amazing backhand as well.” 

There were rumors that De Villiers excels at many sports. But in his autobiography, the cricketer revealed he has played many sports but was good at golf, rugby, and tennis during childhood.

The batting star retired from all formats of international cricket in May.

He announced the decision via a video message on his Twitter handle. "I've made a big decision today," his tweet read. "Hi, this is the Tux Cricket Club, the high-performance center in Pretoria where 14 seasons ago I arrived as a nervous youngster when I was first called into the Proteas squad. Today, at the same place, I want to let you know that I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect," De Villiers said in the attached video.

By Sihyeu Singh - 16 Jul, 2018

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