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After six hours and 36 minutes, Anderson comes out on top in incredible Wimbledon semi-final

Insane tennis on Centre Court.

Image: Clive Brunskill

AFTER SIX HOURS and 36 minutes of gruelling tennis, Kevin Anderson is into the Wimbledon final.

Anderson beat John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24, after they were locked in the second longest ever Grand Slam singles match, as they bid to reach the final at SW19.

He now becomes the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final for 97 years.

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.

The 32-year-old, the first South African Wimbledon men’s finalist since Brian Norton in 1921, faces Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s showpiece.

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