In the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Kevin Anderson of South Africa sailed into the final of the men’s singles defeating John Isner of the United States in a record-breaking semi-final last night.
The match lasted for six hours and 35 minutes before the eighth seed Anderson came through 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24. The final set alone lasted two hours and 50 minutes. Anderson, who was runner-up to Nadal in last year’s US Open final, becomes the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon decider since Brian Norton in 1921.
Meanwhile, the other semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was suspended after three sets to resume today. Three-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic, is ahead 6-4 3-6 7-6. They could not start their match until after 8 pm local time as they had to wait for Kevin Anderson’s epic semi-final against John Isner to finish. With Merton council imposing a late-night curfew on the play, the players will resume their encounter before the women’s final between American Serena Williams and Germany’s Angelique Kerber.