Extraordinary match, one of the tightest in terms of points separating losers from winners in each set, and what’s much more important – the third longest match in history, following Isner’s win over Mahut after 11 hours 5 minutes (Wimbledon 2010) and L.Mayer’s over Souza in 6 hours 43 minutes (Davis Cup 2015).
# It lasted 6 hours 36 minutes according to the match scoreboard (one minute longer than a meeting of two Frenchmen, Arnaud Clement & Fabrice Santoro in 2004 at Roland Garros).
1st set: Anderson saves set point at *5:6 in the 8/6 tie-break with an overhead
2nd set: Isner wins the tie-break 7/5 in which already led 5:0*
3rd set: Anderson breaks to lead *5:3 but loses his serve and has three set points in the 9/11 tie-break (6:5, *8:7 – double fault & 9:8)
4th set: Anderson breaks twice in the set, the second time at 4-all (he was six points from defeat)
5th set: Isner is twice two points away from victory, at 6:5 (30/15) and 9:8 (deuce)… Anderson has break points at 7-all, 10-all and 17-all (Isner hits two aces in a row)
Serve-and-volley actions: Anderson 1/2, Isner 28/51
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