Isner was trying to end the longest major title drought - 58 majors - for USA men in tennis history. It was a marathon game. Nadal and Djokovic had to wait most of this morning to get on court for the second semifinal. That match spanned 11 hours and five minutes, with Isner eventually triumphing 70-68 in an astounding final set.
It was a case of better late than never as Kevin Anderson reached his first Wimbledon final with a heart-stopping 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 win over the sport's perennial marathon man John Isner on Friday.
Isner took control of the encounter from that point on to reach his first ever Grand Slam semi-final after 41 attempts.
Though it was some way short of Isner's three-day epic against Nicolas Mahut back in 2010.
Anderson also played an extended fifth set in the quarterfinals, eliminating eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer 13-11 in the final set.
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An Isner ace fittingly concluded the 12 games in the first, before Anderson recovered from a mini-break down to take a one-set lead after an hour and three minutes.
Isner was famously apart of the longest match in tennis history.
He finally broke the 33-year-old American in the 49th game of the decider after coming close in a couple of earlier games and looked impassive as he held his nerve to secure victory.
Isner did, however, break the record of the most serves at a tournament - beating Goran Ivanisevic's 213 on his way to the Wimbledon back in 2001.
He couldn´t capitalise, however, and was broken straight back before Isner claimed the ensuing tiebreak having saved two set points.