Kevin Anderson topples marathon man John Isner in longest-ever Wimbledon semi-final

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By: Reuters |
Published: July 14, 2018 1:22:10 am


South Africa’s Kevin Anderson celebrates winning his semi final match against John Isner of the U.S. (Source: Reuters)

It was a case of better late than never as Kevin Anderson reached his first Wimbledon final with a heart-stopping 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-7(9) 6-4 26-24 win over the sport’s perennial ultra marathon man John Isner on Friday.

After being kept on the run for six hours and 36 minutes, the longest ever singles semi-final at the All England Club, how the 32-year-old was still standing was anyone’s guess.

When it was all done and dusted, there were no wild roars, no fist pumping and no raised arms in celebration – all Anderson had left in him was to give Isner a sympathetic hug after he came out on top in the second longest match ever contested at the All England Club.

“I don’t know…

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