wb18anderson_isner

wb18anderson_isner

Points won by each set: [ 49-44, 37-38, 40-40, 30-27, 142-122 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
46 % Anderson – 128 of 278
47 % Isner – 137 of 291

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)

# Comparison of two matches (players of different sizes) that lasted actually the same:
French Open 2004: Santoro d. Clement 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 16-14… 6 hours 35 minutes… Total points: 235-228
Wimbledon 2018: Anderson d. Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24… 6 hours 36 minutes… Total points: 298-271

Serve-and-volley actions (when the ball was in play): 28/51 Isner, 1/2 Anderson

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