Anderson keeps Wimbledon dream alive, reaches final

13 July 2018 6:58 PM

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Cape Town - Kevin Anderson has progressed through to the Wimbledon final after beating American John Isner in a five-set thriller semi-final on Friday.

Anderson, who appeared in his first semi-final at the All England Club, won 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 onCentre Court.

It was the second longest Wimbledon match ever - and longest Wimbledon semi-final - as it lasted 6 hours and 35 minutes.

The semi-final was deep into the fifth set when the new record was set, although it was a long way behind the 11 hours and 5 minutes it took Isner to beat Nicolas Mahut in the 2010 first round.

For the first time in 91 years, there will be a South African man in a Wimbledon singles final.

The 32-year-old stunned the tennis world on Wednesday when he beat defending champion Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, while Isner beat Canadian Milos Raonic in his quarter-final match.

In the second semi-final also at Centre Court, world No 1 Rafael Nadal takes on three-time winner, Novak Djokovic.

Also read: Anderson thrashes Nishikori at ATP Finals

Source: sport24.co.za

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