'Mixed emotions': Anderson wins record-breaking Wimbledon epic

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Back in 2004 fellow college freshmen John Isner and Kevin Anderson stepped onto court to play one another in an inter-university match.

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

Again, the pair traded breaks early in the fourth, but Anderson broke and eventually served it out to take the match into a decider after three hours and 40 minutes.

Anderson was the 10th most popular surname in WA, according to a 2012 survey.

In the biggest upset of this year's Wimbledon Championship, Anderson beat world number one Federer in a sprawling five-set epic lasting four hours and 14 minutes.

The victor will face either Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic for the title on Sunday.

It took eighth seed Anderson six hours and 35 minutes to see off Isner in a marathon clash on Centre Court.

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After winning the first set, Anderson then lost the following two sets, with the first three sets all needing a tie-breaker to separate the two men.

Just playing like that in those conditions was really tough on both of us.

The 99 total games made it the longest Grand Slam semifinal match in the Open Era, beating the previous mark of 90 set by Rod Laver and Tony Roche in the 1969 Australian Open. It was a drama filled set that went back-and-forth, similar to the third set.

Isner and Anderson were no strangers to each other, facing off all the way back to their college days, when Isner defeated Anderson, who played at IL, in the 2007 NCAA Men's Team Final.

As it became clear that Isner was due for another endless fifth set, tennis fans were far from delighted. Anderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty.

Anderson had beaten 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer to reach the semifinal against Isner.

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