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After many, many hours, Kevin Anderson beats John Isner in Wimbledon semifinal

Updated: Jul 14, 2018 16:23 IST

By Hindustan Times

Let’s start with the score: 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9) 6-4, 26-24. And the time: 6 hours 36 minutes. Tennis matches generally do not carry on quite like this - unless they involve John Isner. His ultramarathon loss to Kevin Anderson, by that score and over all those hours, in the Wimbledon semifinals on Friday amounted to the longest Grand Slam singles semifinal in tennis history. Anderson, a 32-year-old South African, reached the U.S. Open final last year and pulled off a quarterfinal upset Wednesday of top-seeded Roger Federer, which went to 13-11 in the fifth set. (Video: SNTV) (Hindustan Times)

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