Isner reaches Wimbledon semi-finals after victory over Raonic

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The match set Wimbledon semifinal records for number of games (was 72) as well as duration - the 6 hours, 36 minute match bested the previous mark by 1 hour, 52 minutes.

John Isner and Kevin Anderson are on Centre Court, competing for a place in the Wimbledon final.

That match spanned 11 hours and five minutes, with Isner eventually triumphing 70-68 in an astounding final set.

With the home court advantage, John defeated Kevin 6-1 7-6 on court 1 (they battled in doubles as well but that match wasn't finished) and his teammates added two more singles wins to wrap up a ideal 4-0 triumph for the Bulldogs who had won the first title since 2001.

Anderson will now play the victor of either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal.

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At 24-24 Anderson took a tumble but managed to get to his feet and hit a left-handed shot inside the baseline, taking the point for 0-30. Anderson won the opening set before Isner bounced back to take the next two.

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.

Isner appeared to be struggling at times from 12-all to 18-all, but he held firm on his serve as Anderson, playing his second-consecutive five-set match, found a second (or third or fourth) wind.

Eighth-seeded Anderson's prize for his bittersweet victory over his former United States college friend and rival is a date on Sunday with either world No.1 Rafael Nadal or fellow grand slam giant Novak Djokovic.

Nadal has 17 major titles, two at the All England Club. Isner has won all 95 of his service games so far.

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