Have mercy! Anderson demands rule change after Wimbledon epic

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Kevin Anderson celebrates winning a point against John Isner during their long semifinal match Friday at Wimbledon.

After beating eight-time champion Roger Federer, also over five sets in the quarter-finals, 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson claimed his 300th career win.

Great Britain's Jack Draper, 16, battled to victory in an incredible boy's singles semifinal that lasted 4 hours, 23 minutes, defeating Colombia's Nicolas Mejia on the 10th match point, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (8), 19-17.

It was the longest men's semifinal in Wimbledon history at six hours and 36 minutes.

"I really hope this a sign for grand slams to change this format".

That "endless match" prompted officials to erect a plaque on Court 18 to commemorate the feats of the two players.

Maybe the most excruciating part of all is that Anderson now has to turn around and get ready for the championship on Sunday, while Isner has to face the harsh reality that this preposterous marathon match was all for naught.

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. "I was pretty close to making a Grand Slam final and it didn't happen".

Anderson finished with 49 aces and 118 winners; Isner had 53 aces and 129 winners.

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Anderson moves on to play Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in the men's 2018 Wimbledon final.

Anderson saved three break points in the third game of the first set before Isner had to save a set point in the 10th.

Prediction: Anderson in four sets.

A landmark awaits as Kevin Anderson and John Isner bid for a spot in their first Wimbledon final.

That's how the U.S. Open settles things at 6-all in the fifth set of a men's singles match - or at 6-all in the third set for women - and has since 1970.

The only break point in set number two came in game nine when John saved it to keep his serve intact for another set, and this time he was the better player in the tie break, racing into a 5-0 lead and closing it 7-5 to level the overall score at 1-1 after two hours of play. At 13-13 in the final set, one spectator screamed "we want to see Rafa!"

Sporf shared a meme highlighting how Isner and Anderson spent more time playing than Germany did at the Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation. Another set point came at 9-8, but this time on Isner's serve, who saved it with a 138 miles-per-hour serve.

"I feel pretty awful", Isner said afterward.

"I don't really know what to say right now".

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