Anderson topples marathon man Isner in longest ever Wimbledon semi-final

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We were exhausted just watching.

However, Isner was then unable to convert a set point of his own in the tiebreak before 32-year-old Anderson wrapped it up thanks to a netted return.

The Wimbledon semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is their 52nd tour-level meeting, more than any other two men in tennis history. Nadal had a more hard path than Djokovic to the semifinals, after a four-hour, five-set thriller over Juan Martín del Potro in the quarterfinals. The Athletics beat the White Sox 12-11 in 14 innings on April 18.

The other was the longest match in the history of the sport, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68 victory over Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010 that lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes over three days. Anderson may not be the most mobile, but he does cover the court better than Isner and his backhand is generally rock solid.

Everyone knew the Wimbledon semifinal between John Isner and Kevin Anderson was going to be a slog, and it well and truly lived up to the billing.

After taking a medical timeout after the third set, Anderson surprisingly broke Isner's serve at 2-all in the fourth.

When is Kevin Anderson vs John Isner on and what time does it start? .

"At the end, you feel like this is a draw". Nadal and Djokovic had to wait most of Friday to get on court for the second semifinal.

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They played until approximately 11 p.m. local time under the roof, when play was suspended.

Not much difference between them.

How did fans feel about that. I really hope we can look at this and address this.

The contest became the longest men's singles semi-final at Wimbledon, beating the match between Rafa Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro in 2013 which ended in four hours and 44 minutes.

"At the same time, I'm through to the final. Wow". I think it will be on the agenda for Wimbledon to discuss after the Championships. Isner, however, had never previously been beyond the quarterfinals of a Slam, a stage he had only reached once before, in 2011 also in NY.

"The only answer is to try to mix it up, but the power she possesses is something to contend with. I don't fancy his chances in the final". Could we be about to see the sixth and last break?

Elsewhere in the royal box.

Roger Federer seemed to be on a run at Wimbledon. Earlier, at 5-5, ninth seed Isner made it 100 straight service games unbroken in this year's tournament.

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