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Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson becomes first South African in 97 years to reach final of tournament

Isner previously won the longest ever Grand Slam singles match against Nicolas Mahut, lasting 11 hours and five minutes over three days in the 2010 Wimbledon first round.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 14 Jul 2018, 14:45:30
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New Delhi: Kevin Anderson became the first South African man in 97 years to reach the Wimbledon final on Friday after downing John Isner in the second longest Grand Slam singles match ever played.

The 32-year-old Anderson triumphed 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 after six hours and 36 minutes on Centre Court.

Isner previously won the longest ever Grand Slam singles match against Nicolas Mahut, lasting 11 hours and five minutes over three days in the 2010 Wimbledon first round.

Anderson, the first South African Wimbledon men's finalist since Brian Norton in 1921, faces Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday's showpiece.
 


First Published: 14 Jul 2018, 11:36:40

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