SA's Kevin Anderson foils John Isner to reach maiden Wimbledon final

American Isner reaches 1st Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon

The roof was closed and the floodlights turned on following Anderson's win.

But with Djokovic and Nadal still waiting for their turn on Centre Court, the Serbian has decided to make use of his time in a rather unusual way.

South African Kevin Anderson won the second-longest match in Wimbledon history by outlasting American John Isner to reach the men's final.

Even though Isner-Anderson felt endless, the match still hasn't approached the incredible fifth set between Isner and Nicolas Mahut from 2010, which lasted 11 hours and five minutes.

The eighth seed will face either twice champion Rafael Nadal or three-times victor Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. You try to get into your opponent's return game, so you have some way of getting over the finish line. He would go on to break the big American and then served out the match. The duo smashed the record for the longest semifinal match at Wimbledon, and they weren't close to finished.

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The video showed the three-time Wimbledon champion playing marbles with his support team.

The final set alone lasted for two hours and 50 minutes. Isner won that best-of-three match 7-6, 6-1.

Anderson had already battled through another epic five-setter, defeating Roger Federer in the a quarter-final that ended 13-11 in the fifth set.

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John Isner is one set away from his first Grand Slam final, despite finally having his serve broken for the first time at Wimbledon.

Competing for the University of Georgia Bulldogs between 2003-2007 and he had an wonderful result in both singles and doubles, winning 283 matches for the Bulldogs overall!

Dabrowski and Xu were up a break at 4-2 in the third set, but could not hold on. The former Bulldog broke right back to even the set once again. It was the second-longest match in Wimbledon history and longest one-day match in Wimbledon history.

The first match on the Tour between these two was in Las Vegas in 2008 but they have played a very important match in Collegiate tennis back in 2007, and this is a nice occasion to go back in past and examine their Collegiate careers.

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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