Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Kevin Anderson vs John Isner, Wimbledon 2018 semi-final

John Isner was one win away from his first career Grand Slam title.

In a marathon match on Friday night which was the longest in Wimbledon semifinal history, lasting over five hours on court, Anderson was able to claw back from 2-1 back to seal the victory. Isner, who is yet to drop serve at the tournament, has hit 160 aces compared to Anderson's 123.

Anderson will now play the victor of either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal.

Anderson took a medical timeout after the third set. Isner in particularly started to appear tired at the set wore on.

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The match has surpassed the previous record of 4 hours, 44 minutes when the score was tied 9-9 in the deciding set. Isner was representing the university of Georgia, while Anderson was at the university of IL.

That didn't happen through the first 12 games of the last set, with each player holding serve to reach 6-all.

A semifinal match at Wimbledon has turned into an epic seven-hour battle - but it appears finally to be on the verge of ending.

Isner double-faulted to set up a set point for Anderson when serving at 5-4, but he saved it with a 129 miles per hour second serve that the South African couldn't return.

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Anderson was coming off a huge upset win in the quarterfinals over Roger Federer.

The 32-year-old Anderson will vie for the title on Sunday against the victor of the match between Nadal, the world No. 1, and three-time champion Novak Djokovic.

Isner was famously apart of the longest match in tennis history. Isner has won all 95 of his service games so far.

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