How men´s semi-final day unfolded at Wimbledon as Kevin… 13th July 2018 By: NEWS AGENCIES 0 Kevin Anderson won a gruelling, history-making semi-final that ran for over six and a half hours to earn a place in his first Wimbledon final. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at Friday’s highlights. Post of the day This umpire in the Isner Anderson game had black hair when it started. #Wimbledon — Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) July 13, 2018 Well it did last a long time. Six hours and 36 minutes to be precise. Perhaps a slightly unfair observation about silver-haired umpire Marija Cicak from comedian Jack Whitehall, however. Shot of the day At 24-24 in the fifth set Kevin Anderson slipped on the baseline and dropped his racket. He got back to his feet and played a left-handed forehand which landed in before going on to win a crucial point. Match of the day Records tumbled as Anderson eventually overcame John Isner in the longest Wimbledon semi-final and second-longest grand slam match in history. It finished 7-6 (8/6) 6-7 (5/7) 6-7 (9/11) 6-4 26-24. A good day for… Wimbledon 2018 – Day Eleven – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Anderson, obviously. But British youngster Jack Draper was involved in his own marathon and came through 19-17 in the decider against Nicolas Mejia of Colombia to reach the boys’ singles final. A bad day for… Isner, who must now know how Frenchman Nicolas Mahut felt after he lost their 11-hour marathon 70-68 in the fifth at Wimbledon in 2010. Quote of the day Wimbledon 2018 – Day Eleven – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club “I feel pretty terrible. My left heel is killing and I have an awful blister on my right foot. I’ve felt better.” – Isner feeling more than the pain of defeat. Stat of the day Isner has now beaten Goran Ivanisevic’s record of 213 aces at #Wimbledon set in 2001 — Andy Sims (@AndyCSims) July 13, 2018 Sadly for Isner, his 214th ace was his last of the championships. Still, beating Goran Ivanisevic’s tournament record with a match to spare is some going. Saturday’s match of the day Wimbledon 2018 – Day Ten – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Serena Williams goes for her eighth title just 10 months after giving birth to daughter Olympia. Standing in her way is 2016 runner-up Angelique Kerber in a repeat of Williams’ last match at Wimbledon prior to maternity leave. Previous post Tennis-Endurance man Anderson downs Isner in ultra… Next post McDonald’s removing salads from 3,000 stores after illness NEWS AGENCIES This is NEWSTAGE desk... News published by this account are official and directly from the news room of News Agencies. All rights reserved. Material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. For supports, ads, or you want your publications published. contact us on email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.