Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson beats John Isner in record-breaking semi-final

John Isner at Wimbledon

In a final set that lasted almost 3 hours, Anderson had break points at 7-7, 10-10 and 17-17 before finally earning the decisive breakthrough to go 25-24 up - drawing a massive roar from the crowd.

Playing Isner who is enshrined in Wimbledon folklore for winning the "endless match" - an 11 hour five minute humdinger against Nicolas Mahut in 2010 - Anderson needed five nerve-shredding sets to topple the American and become the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final for 97 years.

Anderson took a medical timeout after the third set. Anderson then took the fourth set 6-4, breaking the Isner serve twice in the set. The duo smashed the record for the longest semifinal match at Wimbledon, and they weren't close to finished.

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While one might think that such a closely fought match was an enthralling display of athleticism, as the game teetered back and forth in the fifth set, the opposite was true.

He then converted his first match point when Isner sent a shot wide - after 6 hours, 36 minutes. Isner and Anderson, both giants capable of enormous serves, just kept blasting the ball past each other, trading service and sides of the court as the rules dictated, but rarely ever competing in a compelling rally.

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With a spot in the Wimbledon final on the line, the two power players beat each other to a standstill in a match that stretched nearly seven hours. Their rivalry is a unique one as it dates back to the college days.

Roanic had only been broken three times this Wimbledon previously but Isner doubled that tally alone to triumph 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.

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

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Djokovic beat Nadal in the 2011 final, the last time the Spaniard made it that far in the event.

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