• Wimbledon 2018: Results, Highlights, Friday Scores Recap from London

    3 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Kevin Anderson beat John Isner in an extraordinary men's semi-final at Wimbledon 2018 on Friday. The South African prevailed by winning the fifth set 26-24 after six hours and 35 minutes...
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  • Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic Wimbledon thriller cut short after 3 sets because of controversial stadium curfew

    Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic Wimbledon thriller cut short after 3 sets because of controversial stadium curfew

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's semifinal Wimbledon match was cut off immediately after the third set because of a stadium curfew.
    The match was pushed back because John Isner and Kevin Anderson previously played a marathon match that lasted over six hours.
    Nadal and Djokovic will have to resume their match on Saturday before the winner will play Anderson in the final on Sunday, meaning one of Djokovic or Nadal will not be well-rested heading into the final.
    A thrilling Wimbledon semifinal match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was cut short on Friday because of the stadium...
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  • Some in the tennis world railed against the rule that set up a 6-hour marathon match at Wimbledon

    Some in the tennis world railed against the rule that set up a 6-hour marathon match at Wimbledon

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in a marathon semifinal on Friday that lasted over six hours.
    After the match, Anderson called for changes to Wimbledon's rules which don't allow for a tiebreaker to be played in the fifth set.
    John McEnroe echoed Anderson's comments, saying change needed to happen this year.
    Kevin Anderson is through to the final at Wimbledon after a grueling match against John Isner.
    Anderson and Isner went at it for over six hours due to Wimbledon's particular rules regarding decisive fifth sets. While some other tournaments are fine with matches coming down to a fifth...
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  • Game, Set, Marathon: Anderson Wins Record-Shattering Wimbledon Semifinal

    Game, Set, Marathon: Anderson Wins Record-Shattering Wimbledon Semifinal

    3 days ago - By NPR

    Kevin Anderson needed more than six and a half hours to beat his American opponent, John Isner. It was easily the longest match that late in a major tournament in men's tennis history. (Image credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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  • Former Illini star Anderson edges Isner in marathon match to reach Wimbledon final

    3 days ago - By WGN TV

    LONDON - Kevin Anderson won the longest Centre Court match in history and earned a chance to try to collect his first Grand Slam championship, edging John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 at Wimbledon in a marathon between two big servers that lasted more than 6½ hours Friday.
    The fifth set alone lasted nearly 3 hours as the semifinal became a test of endurance more than skill. Anderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty.
    Only one match at...
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  • Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson outlasts John Isner in wild marathon semifinal

    3 days ago - By CBS Sports

    Anderson and Isner went back-and-forth for over six-and-a-half hours in the Wimbledon semis
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  • Wimbledon 2018: Marathon Anderson vs. Isner tussle unlikely to go down as a classic

    Wimbledon 2018: Marathon Anderson vs. Isner tussle unlikely to go down as a classic

    3 days ago - By Sporting News

    It took over 6 1/2 hours for Kevin Anderson to wrap up a semifinal against John Isner that is unlikely to be considered a classic.
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  • Kevin Anderson Calls for Tiebreakers in Fifth Sets After Marathon Semifinal Win

    3 days ago - By SI

    Kevin Anderson called for changes to the fifth set format at Grand Slams after a marathon semifinal win over John Isner on Friday.
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  • Kevin Anderson beats John Isner 26-24 in 5th set to reach Wimbledon final

    3 days ago - By Saint Louis Today

    LONDON - Kevin Anderson beats John Isner 26-24 in 5th set to reach Wimbledon final.
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  • John Isner loses Wimbledon semi in epic 26-24 final set

    3 days ago - By NBC News

    South African Kevin Anderson outlasted American John Isner in the second-longest Grand Slam match ever.
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  • John Isner can't win this epic marathon match at Wimbledon

    John Isner can't win this epic marathon match at Wimbledon

    3 days ago - By New York Post

    LONDON - Kevin Anderson outlasted John Isner in the second longest match ever played at Wimbledon, winning the fifth set of their semifinal 26-24 after more than 6 ½ hours. Anderson became the first South African male to reach the final since 1921 with a 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 victory on...
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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

    3 days 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 and two of the other Grand Slams - 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...
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  • It's finally over: Kevin Anderson snuffs out John Isner in six hours, 36 minutes to reach Wimbledon final

    It's finally over: Kevin Anderson snuffs out John Isner in six hours, 36 minutes to reach Wimbledon final

    3 days ago - By National Post

    Kevin Anderson outlasted John Isner in the second-longest match ever played at Wimbledon, winning the fifth set of their semifinal 26-24 after more than 6 1/2 hours.
    Anderson became the first South African male to reach the final since 1921 with a 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 victory on Centre Court.
    In a final set that lasted nearly three 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. He made it 0-30 in that game by winning a point after falling on his back behind...
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  • Wimbledon: Kevin Anderson Tops John Isner to Reach Final

    3 days ago - By NY Times

    Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9) 6-4, 26-24, on Friday in the longest Grand Slam semifinal in tennis history.
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  • Wimbledon: Kevin Anderson outlasts John Isner in longest ever semifinal

    3 days ago - By Newsday

    LONDON - Kevin Anderson outlasted John Isner in the second longest match ever played at Wimbledon, winning the fifth set of their semifinal 26-24 after more than 6 1/2 hours.
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  • Kevin Anderson outlasts John Isner in five set marathon to advance into Wimbledon final

    3 days ago - By ESPN

    Kevin Anderson prevailed in the longest Wimbledon semifinal ever, beating Kevin Anderson 26-24 in the deciding set of a marathon that lasted 6 hours, 36 minutes.
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