a man in a match on a grass court: Isner and Anderson are playing out the longest semi-final in Wimbledon history

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Isner and Anderson are enjoying out the longest semi-final in Wimbledon historical past

Kevin Anderson beat John Isner within the longest males’s semi-final in Wimbledon historical past in six hours and 35 minutes to achieve his second Grand Slam last.

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The No.eight seed triumphed 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24 over the No.9 seed.

It beat the earlier document of 4 hours 44 minutes set by Novak Djokovic’s win over Juan Martín del Potro in 2013.

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The South African will now tackle the winner of Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal, who’ve been pressured to attend over two hours since their scheduled begin at 4:30pm.

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It isn’t Isner’s first marathon match at SW19 having triumphed over Nicolas Mahut in 2010 after 11 hours and 5 minutes.

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The American gained 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68, with the sport unfold over three days.

Anderson beat Roger Federer within the quarter-finals in 5 units, with Isner beating 2016 finalist Milos Raonic over 4 units.


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