Kevin Anderson topples marathon man John Isner in longest ever Wimbledon semifinal

14 Juillet, 2018, 02:55 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Milos Raonic and John Isner shake hands at the end of their match

The No. 8 seed beat the No. 9 Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24.

Isner also took part in the longest match - period, no caveats - in tennis history, which, astoundingly, almost doubled the duration of Friday's contest.

"I hope this is a sign for Grand Slams to change". "At the end you feel like it's a draw, but someone has to win", an exhausted Anderson, who had sensationally beaten defending champion Roger Federer in another nail-biting five-setter two days ago, said.

Back in 2004 fellow college freshmen John Isner and Kevin Anderson stepped onto court to play one another in an inter-university match.

The match was the second-longest in professional tennis history, behind only Isner's record 11-hour, five-minute first-round Wimbledon triumph over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in 2010. Not only is he advancing to the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career at Wimbledon, he and his wife, Highland Park native Madison McKinley, are expecting their first baby girl.

Anderson finished with 49 aces and 118 winners; Isner had 53 aces and 129 winners.

With fellow semi-finalists Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic waiting in the wings, Isner and Anderson made the most of their first appearance on Centre Court in these championships - staying on court for six hours.

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John Isner and Kevin Anderson possess two of the most powerful serves in tennis, and simply could not find a break in their Wimbledon semifinal.

Where is Kevin Anderson vs John Isner taking place? . The American roared and turned to his box as he took the third set on his third set point.

The 31-year-old is eyeing a 13th major after making the semi-finals of a Slam for the first time since finishing runner-up at the 2016 US Open.

When two tall men, one 6ft 8in and the other taller by two inches, armed with games that are built around their huge commanding serves, face off against each other, the match nearly invariably proceeds along at least some foreseeable lines.

Sporf shared a meme highlighting how Isner and Anderson spent more time playing than Germany did at the Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation. Rather than giving up the point and settling for 15-15, Anderson scrambled to his feet, picking up his racket with his left hand and sending back a forehand return. "I have to say congratulations to John on a great tournament and hopefully he can come back stronger".

"I feel pretty bad", Isner said afterward.

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