Greensboro native John Isner eliminated in Wimbledon semifinals

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John Isner was one win away from his first career Grand Slam title.

Roanic, the 13th seed, required strapping to his right thigh in the first set and had treatment later in the match, but Isner deserved this victory.

As the fifth set dragged on and on, the American Isner appeared more visibly exhausted and had to survive more scares on his own serve than Anderson. While Isner's match back in 2010 was a fun side note that helped garner interest in the tournament for fans it might not usually reach, to have a never-ending saga played in the semifinal doesn't look great for the sport.

Competing for the University of Georgia Bulldogs between 2003-2007 and he had an awesome result in both singles and doubles, winning 283 matches for the Bulldogs overall! Isner beat Mahut: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68.

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At 24-24 Anderson took a tumble but managed to get to his feet and hit a left-handed shot inside the baseline, taking the point for 0-30.

Isner appeared to be struggling at times from 12-all to 18-all, but he held firm on his serve as Anderson, playing his second-consecutive five-set match, found a second (or third or fourth) wind.

The ball was in Kevin Anderson's court when he defeated Roger Federer on Wednesday to book a semifinal spot in the 2018 Wimbledon.

The other men's semifinal features two big servers bidding for a first major championship: Kevin Anderson of South Africa and John Isner of the U.S. Isner has won all 95 of his service games so far.

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