Wimbledon 2018 Day 11: Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic Will Fight for the Title in the Final
The finalists of the 2018 Wimbledon in men’s singles discipline are already known. Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic gained victories in their semifinal matches and will meet in the final.
8th seed Kevin Anderson (South Africa) defeated 9th seed John Isner (United States). The match lasted for 6 hours and 36 minutes, with only the 5th set lasting for 3 hours, and was a real battle of endurance for both players. During the game, the South African tried to play creative tennis, but Isner constantly made him stay in the match.
As a result, Anderson won with the score 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24. Thus, having won the longest match ever played on Centre Court, Kevin Anderson not only got to his first Wimbledon final, but also became the first South African in 97 years to do that.
One of the most expected matches at this year’s Wimbledon between 2nd seeded Rafael Nadal (Spain) and 12th seed Novak Djokovic (Serbia) lasted 2 days. On Friday, their match was suspended after the score 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9). In the first three sets, which were played for 2 hours and 54 minutes, the both players did their best, but Djokovic led until the match was suspended.
They continued the match on Saturday to play the 4th and 5th sets (lasting for 2 hours 61 minutes), which ended with the scores 3-6, 10-8. As a result, Novak Djokovic gained the victory over Nadal.