Wimbledon semis: Djokovic seizes margin over Nadal after Anderson’s epic victory 

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epa06886565 Kevin Anderson of South Africa (L) at the net with John Isner of the US whom he defeated in their semi final match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 13 July 2018. EPA-EFE/GLYN KIRK / POOL EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES

Nadal and Djokovic will return on Saturday, two sets to one-up while Kevin Anderson beat John Isner 26-24 in an endurance run battle.

Kevin Anderson and John Isner called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after their Wimbledon semi-final entered the record books as the second longest ever singles match at a major.

Anderson and John Isner called for Grand Slam bosses to bring in cut-off point for definite set marathons after their Wimbledon semi entered the record books as the second longest ever single battle, Anderson defeated Isner on Friday by 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours and 36 minutes.


The final set lasted just five minutes short of three hours.
He will now take on the winner of Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in the final on Sunday.

Anderson made it clear Grand Slam tournament organizers should consider a rule change to make the deciding set of five-set matches less grueling.

“I hope this is a sign for Grand Slams to change. For us to be out there for that length of time. I really hope we can look at this because at the end you don´t feel great,” said Anderson who has been on court for over 21 hours at these championships.

Anderson went on to beat eight-time champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals by 13-11.

“I hope this is a sign for Grand Slams to change. For us to be out there for that length of time. I really hope we can look at this because at the end you don´t feel great,” said Anderson who has been on the court for over 21 hours at these championships.

Isner had won the longest Grand Slam singles match against Nicolas Mahut lasting 11 hours and five minutes over three days in the 2010 Wimbledon.

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