South Africa's Kevin Anderson returns against U.S. player John Isner during their men's singles semi-final match on the eleventh day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2018.
The Wimbledon semifinal between Kevin Anderson and John Isner is going to a fifth set.
Roanic had only been broken three times this Wimbledon previously but Isner doubled that tally alone to triumph 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.
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Roanic, the 13th seed, required strapping to his right thigh in the first set and had treatment later in the match, but Isner deserved this victory.
Isner leads Kevin Anderson 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9) in their semifinal on Centre Court.
Anderson took a medical timeout after the third set. It was the second-longest match in Wimbledon history and longest one-day match in Wimbledon history. The last point of the set was briefly held up as a ball boy had to be substituted after hurting his shoulder.
The ball was in Kevin Anderson's court when he defeated Roger Federer on Wednesday to book a semifinal spot in the 2018 Wimbledon. Brian Norton was the last South African man to reach the final in 1921. Though Raonic outgunned Isner in that respect - 31 to 25 - he was unable to see through service games as convincingly.