After a 6.5-hour “duel” between Kevin Anderson and John Isner at the Wimbledon’s Center Court, the one who prevailed and celebrated in the end was Anderson, who won Isner with 7-6 (6), 6 -7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24.
In one game we saw more than 100 aces, almost 250 winners and 568 points.
Anderson’s and Isner’s showdown was the 4th largest in the history of professional tennis. The biggest was Isner’s one with Nicolas Mahut for the first round of Wimbledon 2010, which had reached 11 hours and 5 minutes in duration and was split in 3 days.
Anderson, for the second time in his career qualified for a Grand Slam final, and even he did it for the second time in the last year, after being a finalist at the US Open 10 months ago, and defeated by Rafael Nadal.
Regardless of the outcome at the Sunday’s final, who will face one of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Anderson will be ranked No. 5 in the world ranking for the first time in his career next Monday.
Isner, who fought for the first time in a Grand Slam semi-final, will also improve his career high on Monday as he goes up to No. 8 in the world ranking.