John Isner and Kevin Anderson - the everlasting Collegiate bond

South Africa's Kevin Anderson celebrates a point against US 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

Wimbledon 2018: Anderson survives six-hour marathon match against Isner to reach Wimbledon final

South Africa's Kevin Anderson returns against United States 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.

Djokovic and Nadal are due on court after John Isner and Kevin Anderson's semi-final.

The five-set match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner has become the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history.

The South African won the opening set on a tie-break but lost two subsequent tie-breaks before he levelled the match 6-4 in the fourth. On the pro tour, Isner held the decided edge in their matches with an 8-3 record. Isner in particularly started to appear worn out at the set wore on.

After each of his service games, Isner was one game away from the win, which was likely more agonizing than helpful, especially as Anderson continued to pummel aces and winners to bring things back even.

While one might think that such a closely fought match was an enthralling display of athleticism, as the game teetered back and forth in the fifth set, the opposite was true.

A semifinal match at Wimbledon has turned into an epic seven-hour battle - but it appears finally to be on the verge of ending.

Anderson was coming off a huge upset win in the quarterfinals over Roger Federer.

In a match between two of the game's biggest servers, Anderson started the match with a double-fault.

For the first time in 91 years, there will be a South African man in a Wimbledon singles final.

Nadal has 17 major titles, two at the All England Club.

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