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Kevin Anderson Qualifies for Wimbledon Open’s final

London (July 14, 2018): Kevin Anderson became the first South African player, after 97 years to reach the Wimbledon final.

The 32-year-old Anderson triumphed in the first semi-final of third longest Grand Slam open. He defeated John Isner, after a tough competition, and qualified for the wimbledon final.

Anderson finished with 49 aces and 118 winners; Isner had 53 aces and 129 winners.

After beating eight-time champion Roger Federer, also over five sets in the quarter-finals, 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson claimed his 300th career win.

Anderson saved three break points in the third game of the first set before Isner had to save a set point in the 10th.

The 32-year-old Anderson triumphed 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 after six hours and 36 minutes on Centre Court.

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

Kevin Anderson will face Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday´s showpiece.

 Before this, Brian Norton had the honour of playing finals in 1921.

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