Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson beats John Isner in record-breaking semi-final

It took eighth seed Anderson six hours and 35 minutes to see off Isner in a marathon clash on Centre Court.

With a spot in the Wimbledon final on the line, the two power players beat each other to a standstill in a match that stretched nearly seven hours.

6-4, 26-24 victory that lasted more than six hours, Anderson advances to the Wimbledon Final on Sunday, when he will play the victor of the other semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Not only is he advancing to the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career at Wimbledon, he and his wife, Highland Park native Madison McKinley, are expecting their first baby girl.

The 33-year-old American´s composure wasn´t helped by a delay caused by a ball boy slipping and falling. Isner took the second set tiebreaker 7-6 (5), punctuating it with an ace.

Dabrowski and Xu were up a break at 4-2 in the third set, but could not hold on.

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He couldn´t capitalise, however, and was broken straight back before Isner claimed the ensuing tiebreak having saved two set points.

When it was all done and dusted, there were no wild roars, no fist pumping and no raised arms in celebration - all Anderson had left in him was to give Isner a sympathetic hug after he came out on top in the second longest match ever contested at the All England Club. It was a drama filled set that went back-and-forth, similar to the third set.

But the physical toll exacted on the 6-8, 205-pound Anderson can't possibly be remedied in time for Sunday's meeting with a current or former world No. 1. Anderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty.

He is chasing an 18th Grand Slam title which would put him just two behind Federer.

It will be the second Grand Slam final for Anderson, who reached the final of the US Open past year to Rafael Nadal.

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