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Endurance man Anderson downs Isner in ultra marathon to reach final

7 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

When Kevin Anderson lost his footing and fell on his backside while hitting a backhand on John Isner's serve in the men's semi-final at Wimbledon on Friday nobody would have blamed him if he did not bother getting up again.
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Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson beats John Isner in thrilling record-breaker marathon

7 monthes ago   |   By The Sport Review

When it comes to the final four at this year's Wimbledon Championships, age is clearly just a number.
Every man in the last quartet was over 30, from a total of 43 over-30s who featured in the draw. It is a record: the first time in the Open era that a Major semi-final line-up was entirely aged over 30.
The trend towards the mature and the experienced continued through the first week, with 11 making it to the last 32. By week two, almost half the survivors were over 30: seven of the last 16. In the quarter-finals, it was over half, five out of eight.
Both pairs were about to make history...
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Incredible gesture by worn out Wimbledon tennis players Kevin Anderson and John Isner after longest semi-final in competitions history

Incredible gesture by worn out Wimbledon tennis players Kevin Anderson and John Isner after longest semi-final in competitions history

7 monthes ago   |   By The Mirror

Kevin Anderson and John Isner slugged it out on centre court in SW19 for six hours and 35 minutes before Anderson came out on top
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Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson beats John Isner in record-breaking semi-final of six hours and 35 mins

7 monthes ago   |   By The Sun


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Kevin Anderson BEATS John Isner to reach Wimbledon final after SIX-HOUR thriller

Kevin Anderson BEATS John Isner to reach Wimbledon final after SIX-HOUR thriller

7 monthes ago   |   By Daily Express

KEVIN ANDERSON beat John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24 in a record-breaking clash which lasted six hours and 36 minutes to reach the Wimbledon final.
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Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson beats John Isner in five-set Centre Court marathon to reach first SW19 final

7 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

Kevin Anderson becomes the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final since Brian Norton in 1921, overcoming American John Isner 7-6(6), 6-7(5), 6-7(9), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours and 36 minutes in the second-longest match ever at the All England Club.
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Factbox: Kevin Anderson v John Isner - match stats

7 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Key statistics from South African Kevin Anderson's 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-7(9) 6-4 26-24 win over American John Isner in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Friday :
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Factbox: Longest men's singles matches at Wimbledon

7 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

American John Isner now has the distinction of playing in the two longest men's singles matches in Wimbledon history after his epic semi-final loss to South African Kevin Anderson on Friday.
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Anderson topples marathon man Isner in longest ever Wimbledon semi-final

7 monthes ago   |   By 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 marathon man John Isner on Friday.
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Kevin Anderson wins five-set epic with John Isner to reach Wimbledon final

7 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Record grand slam semi-final lasts almost seven hours South African will face Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in final Kevin Anderson has booked his place in the Wimbledon men's singles final after overcoming John Isner in a record five-set marathon on Centre Court. Related: Wimbledon semi-final: John Isner v Kevin Anderson goes to final set - live!
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One of Wimbledon's quirky traditions came back to haunt them in a semifinal match that took over 6 hours and featured almost nothing but aces

One of Wimbledon's quirky traditions came back to haunt them in a semifinal match that took over 6 hours and featured almost nothing but aces

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

John Isner and Kevin Anderson played a six-hour match in the Wimbledon semifinal due to a fifth set that refused to end.
While the match was tense, it was far from compelling, with both power players simply blasting serves past one another and trading service in the final set.
The match could not end due to a quirk of Wimbledon - the fifth set cannot end in a tiebreaker.
John Isner and Kevin Anderson simply refused to lose.
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 almost seven hours.
In front of an...
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Kevin Anderson into first Wimbledon final after epic 50-game set

Kevin Anderson into first Wimbledon final after epic 50-game set

7 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

Kevin Anderson has made it into his first Wimbledon final after coming out on top after a record-breaking six-and-a-half hour match against John Isner.
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Kevin Anderson reaches first Wimbledon final with record-breaking John Isner win

Kevin Anderson reaches first Wimbledon final with record-breaking John Isner win

7 monthes ago   |   By Metro

Anderson won
If Kevin Anderson was facing John Isner in the first week of Wimbledon, it's hard to imagine it being played any higher than Court 18 and yet the big-serving duo thrashed it out on Centre Court in the semi-finals.
Well into their 30s, the pair are in the form of their lives but it was the American who came up trumps to reach the final with a marathon7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (8-10) 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 26-24 win - the longest semi-final in the tournament's history.
At six hours and 35 minutes, it was the longest match ever played on Centre Court and the second-longest match at The All England...
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Kevin Anderson vs John Isner: Wimbledon clash breaks Grand Slam semi-final time record

7 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard


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Kevin Anderson and John Isner playing out longest ever Wimbledon semi-final in centre court epic

Kevin Anderson and John Isner playing out longest ever Wimbledon semi-final in centre court epic

7 monthes ago   |   By The Mirror

As the match entered the 29th game in the fifth set, the official clock read five hours 29 minutes
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Wimbledon fan brutally trolls Kevin Anderson and John Isner during historic semi-final

Wimbledon fan brutally trolls Kevin Anderson and John Isner during historic semi-final

7 monthes ago   |   By Metro

Anderson was involved in a lengthy match
John Isner and Kevin Anderson may have been playing their hearts out on Centre Court, with a place in the Wimbledon final on the cards, but one supporter still saw fit to make a joke at their expense during the longest semi-final in the tournament's history.
At 13-13 in the deciding set, and after more than five hours of match play, a member of the audience screamed out ‘come on guys, we want to see Rafa', with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic due to start after this match finishes.
The cheeky jibe drew a large applause from the crowd, but did not...
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