It lasted more than six hours and had more plot twists than a Hollywood movie.
The men’s semi-final between Kevin Anderson of South Africa and John Isner was the second-longest in history and had it all.
Here are the key numbers of Anderson’s epic five-set victory over the American:
6h 36 minutes – Time it took for Anderson to win the match. It was the longest men’s semi-final in the history of The Championships, surpassing the previous mark of 4 hours, 44 minutes, set by Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro in 2013.
It was also the second-longest match in history. In 2010, Isner beat Nicolas Mahut of France in the longest tennis match ever played, which lasted 11 hours, 5 minutes.
214 – Aces struck by Isner during this year’s Championships. It is more than any other player at The Championships since records started in 1992.
102 – Aces in the match by Isner and Anderson, which is the second most since 1992. Isner and Mahut produced a combined 216 aces in 2010.
47% – Unreturned serves for each player.
53% – Returns in for each player.
6 – Service breaks in the match. Anderson was broken twice, while Isner lost his serve four times.
142mph – The fastest serve of the match, struck by Isner.
470 – Rallies with no more than four shots.
22 – Rallies with nine shots or more.
569 – Total number of points played.
Source: Danielle Rossingh|| Wimbledon