AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ben Curtis
AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ben Curtis

South African Kevin Anderson beat American John Isner in the Wimbledon’s second longest match in history to reach the men’s final on Sunday. The duo struggled it out for six-hours and 35 minutes before the 8th seed came through 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 26-24. Meanwhile, the last set alone lasted from 2 hours and 50 minutes. The Isner-Anderson clash smashed the previous record of the longest semi-final where Djokovic took 4 hours and 44 minutes to beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in 2013. This is the third-longest match in tennis history. The longest was 11 hours and 5 minutes involving John Isner and French-men Nicolas Mahut in 2010. The last set of the Isner-Mahut was 70-68 in the first-round match. Anderson, the runner-up to Nadal in 2017 US Open final, becomes the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon decider since Brian Norton in 1921.

In the second men’s semi-final, Djokovic was leading two sets to one when play was suspended at 23:02 BST on Centre Court under the roof lights. Anderson will either play Djokovic or Nadal in Sunday’s final. Djokovic and Nadal will play today to continue their semi-final match before the women’s singles final between Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams at 5.30 PM IST and 13.00 BST.

Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic
Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final highlights: Anderson beats Isner in marathon, Nadal struggling against Djokovic

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