Isner reaches Wimbledon semi-finals after victory over Raonic

Isner reaches Wimbledon semi-finals after victory over Raonic

Three-time Wimbledon victor Djokovic has been waiting all day to step on to Centre Court for the other semi-final against Rafael Nadal, the match where the majority of fans would have exclusively got tickets for - they might not get to see that match now.

It was the third longest match in tennis history and the second-longest match Wimbledon has ever hosted.

The final set alone lasted two hours and 50 minutes. "At the end you feel like this is a draw between the two of us".

The longest match ever seen on Centre Court went extraordinarily deep into the fifth set before Anderson broke Isner and served out for the win to seal a 7-6 6-7 6-7 6-4 26-24 win. "It will take time to process it but I'm in the final of Wimbledon and that's a dream come true", he added ahead of Sunday's showpiece against Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic. They both serve like demons, and don't return serves particularly well.

The Majorcan, who is the world number one but seeded second at Wimbledon, looked refreshed as he breezed through his opening four matches without dropping a set.

However, Djokovic-Nadal was the headline act of the day - they have five Wimbledon titles between them and met in the 2011 final - while Anderson and Isner had never made the semi-finals before.

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Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke upset sixth seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Yifan Xu 6-3 4-6 7-5 in two hours and 16 minutes to reach the women's doubles final.

Williams took notice and is treating her opponent with due respect in what will be the 36-year-old's 30th grand slam final - but just her 15th match since returning to tennis after more than a year off on maternity leave.

At 24-24, Isner was serving and visibly wilting.

The match will get back under way at 1pm, tournament organisers said, and it will be played under the roof again, given it began in those conditions.

The US Open is the only grand slam to use tiebreakers in the fifth set, with the Australian Open and French Open, like Wimbledon, both also playing advantage sets.

"For us to be out there this length of time - I mean, not just on us, but coming back trying to compete at this sort of stage, going through this - it's happened to John before, when he's played another five hours".

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