◼️ A Centre Court epic ends with Kevin Anderson going through to the Wimbledon final, beating John Isner 7-6(6), 6-7(5), 6-7(9), 6-4, 26-24.
A match everyone expected to be long, and full of aces. This was the second longest match in Wimbledon’s history having Isner in the top 2, playing 11 hours against Mahut in the 2010 edition of the championship.
This time Isner ended up losing an epic match having experienced both glory and defeat in this monumental achievements. Kevin Anderson didn’t get a breakthrough on the 5th set unil it was 24-24, breaking Isner and serving for the match. The crowd was nervous as he served but he put his head down and played like an experienced player.
This is not a drill. We have a break. Repeat, this is not a drill.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2018
But after six hours and 35 minutes of pure battle, the South African won the fifth set 26-24 to reach his first Wimbledon final. Well deserved after beating Roger Federer in the previous round trailing 2 sets. Kevin commented after the match: “At the end you feel like it’s a draw, but someone has to win. John is a great guy and I really feel for him” .
Now Kevin Anderson awaits the winner of the second semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, a match many consider to be the final. We hope Anderson can give any of these huge stars a fight and an entertaining Wimbledon final.