Anderson had break points in the 15th, 21st and 35th games of the decider before taking victory. AFP / POOL / Glyn KIRK
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Kevin Anderson became the first South African man in 97 years to reach the Wimbledon final Friday after downing John Isner in the second-longest Grand Slam singles match ever played. The 32-year-old Anderson triumphed 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 after 6 hours, 36 minutes on Centre Court.Anderson finished with 49 aces and 118 winners; Isner had 53 aces and 129 winners.Anderson will now attempt to overturn a losing record against both Nadal (5-0) and Djokovic (5-1).Anderson saved three break points in the third game of the first set before Isner had to save a set point in the 10th.However, Isner was then unable to convert a set point of his own in the tiebreak before 32-year-old Anderson wrapped it up thanks to a netted return.
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