Anderson becomes first ever South African man to reach Wimbledon final


London: Kevin Anderson becomes the first ever South African man in 97 years to reach the Wimbledon decider by defeating John Isner of United States on Friday night in the second longest Grand Slam singles match ever played.

With duration of 6 hours and 36 minutes, it was the second longest match in the history of Wimbledon. It is also the third longest mtach in tennis history.

There were a total of 102 aces in a match with Isner serving 53 aces and Anderson serving 49. Isner also served the most number of aces among any player at 214, while Anderson is second with 172 in a single Wimbledon tournament.

A total of 569 points were played, with Anderson winning 298 points and Isner winning 271.

Anderson will play against the winner of Rafal Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

The second semi-final match between Nadal and Djokovic was suspended after three sets due to 11 pm curfew. The match will be continued today after which only one of these men can move through to take on Anderson on Sunday.


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