Novak Djokovic edges ahead in Wimbledon clash with Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer Wimbledon

Roger Federer Wimbledon

And that is why despite beating Isner in the semi-final 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 26-24 in a spellbinding game of tennis on Friday, Anderson called for a review of Grand Slam rules that doesn't permit a tie-break in the fifth set.

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was knocked out in the quarter-finals by an inspired Kevin Anderson, who came back from two sets down and a match point down to send the no. 1 seed packing.

"I've never played a match this long, so I have to recover as much as I can for the final now", the 32-year-old Anderson told reporters.

He will go on to play the victor of the semifinal game between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Men's final.

"It was really tough for both of us".

While the Isner-Anderson marathon was taking place on Centre Court, there was another epic match being played under the radar over on Court 3.

"I really feel for John", added Anderson, who has now made his second final at a Slam after finishing runner-up to Nadal at last year's US Open. "Can't finish them off, if one person can't finish the other off before 12-All, then do a tiebreaker there", Isner said.

It seems they saved the best for the last, rattling off one good hold after another in the deciding set, with no deuces or break points in the opening 14 games, staying locked up at 7-7 before Isner saved a break point in the 15th game to remain on the positive side of the scoreboard.

Anderson sympathises with Isner after marathon clash
Anderson finally came through on his sixth to lead 25-24, then served out the victory when Isner sailed a forehand wide. The last set alone lasted five minutes shy of three hours and Anderson said it was unfair on both players.

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"I really hope we can look at this and address this because in the end you don't even feel that great out there", the eighth seed said.

"If I have to compare the game that I've played, the level of tennis that I've had (all of) those years and today, I think it's pretty close".

Nadal and Djokovic, meanwhile, are in the midst of their 52nd meeting, with Djokovic holding the edge 26-25.

"I feel pretty awful", Isner said afterward. "And Isner has finally broken Anderson to lead 5,588-5,587", one fan tweeted. "I had surgery when I was quite young, and my dad, who coached me throughout my career, said, 'learn to play left-handed.' I didn't know that was going to come into play at this point in my career, at this stage, but that was obviously a vital point for me in the end". "I think it needs to be done".

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.

Although the All England Club has a retractable roof with lights, a curfew of 11 p.m.is implemented in order not to disturb its residential neighbors in southwest London. It was past 8 p.m.in London when Anderson and Isner wrapped up, meaning the second semifinal could extend into Saturday.

Both players held serve all the way through the third set and into the tiebreaker, which saw Nadal fail to convert three separate set-point opportunities, including one on his own serve.

Isner's 53 aces meant he beat Goran Ivanisevic's Wimbledon record haul - the Croatian sent down 213 in 2001 - but the 214th he served was his last of the tournament.

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