Wimbledon 2018 -- Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal semifinal halted by Wimbledon curfew

Wimbledon 2018 -- Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal semifinal halted by Wimbledon curfew

The result came two days after Anderson stunned eight-time champion Roger Federer in four hours and five more sets, saving a match point in the process. Just playing like that in those sort of conditions, just really tough on both of us. Isner was 8-3 lifetime versus Anderson coming into the match.

The other semifinal match will still take place Friday, but the curfew for play at Wimbledon is 11 p.m. local time. He will take on the victor of the Djokovic-Nadal match in Sunday's final.

The only silver lining for Anderson, if it can be called that, is that the length of his match had a knock-on effect on the Nadal-Djokovic semi-final. Isner wasted a set point in the opener.

"The legs are pretty jelly-like", said the 32-year-old who reached his second major final after finishing runner-up to Rafael Nadal at last year's U.S. Open. Mathieu won 18-16 in the fifth set of a match that last five hours and 41 minutes. All I can say is congratulations to John on such a great tournament.

"We've been lined up against each other for about 14 years now, because he left IL when I left Georgia". I apologize if I'm not fully excited right now.

When asked how he would recover from such an epic and play in the Wimbledon finals on Sunday afternoon, the South African said: "It's tough, I really don't know".

There are no tiebreakers in the fifth set of matches at Wimbledon.

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Friday proved to be another long day for Anderson, who said after the match that he hoped the 50-game fifth set would be "a sign for Grand Slams to change".

"I personally think a sensible option would be 12-All".

Assuming Anderson is able to walk and raise his serving arm, Sunday will make his second major final appearance after the 2017 US Open, when he lost in straight sets to Nadal. It's the 12th matchup between No. 8 seed Anderson and No. 9 Isner, who leads the head-to-head 8-3. They combined for 102 aces, 53 by Isner, 49 by Anderson. Anderson's win over John Isner lasted 6 ½ hours and went to 26-24 in the fifth set.

Anderson had nearly surely forced the game back to deuce with a close-range dink over the net, but a exhausted Isner somehow stormed across the court to slam home a passing victor. So even was the contest that at one stage late in the third set Djokovic had won 89 points and Nadal had won 88. The American roared and turned to his box as he took the third set on his third set point. "We want to see Rafa!"

The marathon contest between America's Isner and South Africa's Anderson has also become the second longest match in the history of All England Club. But where Isner is yet to be broken this tournament, Anderson has dropped serve nine times.

But not only did Anderson jump back to his feet, the South African astonishingly switched his racket into his left hand and, gripping it half way up the handle, hit a forehand to get the ball back and take the point before he broke and then went on to win the match.

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