Kevin Anderson Wins Another 5 Set Marathon
Two days after rallying from two sets down to defeat Roger Federer, South Africa's Kevin Anderson (pictured) outlasted American John Isner in five sets to advance to his first-ever Wimbledon men's final on Friday afternoon.
In a match that lasted more than 6 1/2 hours, Anderson defeated Isner 7-6(6), 6-7(5), 6-7(9), 6-4, and 26-24 on Centre Court. The 6 hour, 36 minute tilt is the second longest match in Wimbledon history.
With the victory, Anderson reaches his second Grand Slam final. He reached the U.S. Open final in 2017, where he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
Anderson will face the winner of the Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic semifinal on Sunday for the Gentleman's championship.