Anderson beats Isner in longest semi-final in history

Rex Christensen
July 14, 2018

Isner in particularly started to appear tired at the set wore on.

Those named Kevin Anderson are being offered a free "victory feast" for them and two friends - in honour of his three-set victory. The former Bulldog broke right back to even the set once again.

As Isner and Anderson eclipsed 30 total games in the fifth set, Isner set a new Wimbledon record for most aces in a single tournament.

Kevin Anderson has won the first set of his Wimbledon semifinal against John Isner 7-6 (6). He would go on to break the big American and then served out the match.

The three-time Wimbledon champion posted a video to his Instagram story of him playing marbles in the dressing room as he prepares to face Nadal.

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Competing for the University of Georgia Bulldogs between 2003-2007 and he had an unbelievable result in both singles and doubles, winning 283 matches for the Bulldogs overall!

With a spot in the Wimbledon final on the line, the two power players beat each other to a standstill in a match that stretched nearly seven hours. The fifth set alone contained the number of games that would typically take up four sets. Their rivalry is a unique one as it dates back to the college days. Isner beat Mahut: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.

Anderson is trying to follow up his five-set win over Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, with both men appearing in their first semifinal at the All England Club.

Nadal and Djokovic will battle for Sunday's final on the same court at 4pm.

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