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2018 WIMBLEDON OPEN: KEVIN ANDERSON SEES OFF JOHN ISNER TO SET UP A HISTORIC FINAL FOR HIMSELF

Kevin Anderson made another history when he reached his first Wimbledon final after outlasting John Isner in an extraordinary match on Centre Court on Friday night.

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It was the longest semi-final at SW19, surpassing the four hours and 43 minutes set by Novak Djokovic and Juan Martín Del Potro in 2013, and the second longest match of all time. It lasted six hours and 36 minutes and the fact that Isner was involved was no surprise given that the ninth seed took 11 hours and five minutes to beat Nicolas Mahut here eight years ago.

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For Isner, it was an agonising way to fall short in his attempt to become the first American man to reach the final since Andy Roddick in 2009. He lost 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 to an old friend from his college days. Anderson, the man who ended Roger Federer’s title defence, will play Djokovic or Rafael Nadal on Saturday. The eighth seed is the first South African to reach the men’s final since Brian Norton in 1921.

John Isner thanks the crowd for their support after giving everything in a match for the ages.

For Isner, it was an agonising way to fall short in his attempt to become the first American man to reach the final since Andy Roddick in 2009. He lost 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 to an old friend from his college days. Anderson, the man who ended Roger Federer’s title defence, will play Djokovic or Rafael Nadal on Saturday. The eighth seed is the first South African to reach the men’s final since Brian Norton in 1921.

 

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