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Wilander calls for fifth-set tiebreaks after six-hour semi-final

Added: 14.07.2018 10:05 | 15 views | 0 comments

Tennis must see sense and bring in fifth-set tiebreaks to avoid the kind of marathon which saw Kevin Anderson outlast John Isner in a six hour, 36 minute Wimbledon semi-final on Friday, according to retired great Mats Wilander.


Anderson faces another epic battle... to get fit for final

Added: 14.07.2018 2:12 | 11 views | 0 comments

As if surviving a six hour, 36 minute marathon was not enough punishment for his body, Kevin Anderson is now hoping his "sore" and "swollen" feet, and "jelly-like" legs will be able to withstand one final test in Sunday's men's final at Wimbledon.


Endurance man Anderson downs Isner in ultra marathon to reach final

Added: 13.07.2018 23:17 | 10 views | 0 comments

When Kevin Anderson lost his footing and fell on his backside while hitting a backhand on John Isner's serve in the men's semi-final at Wimbledon on Friday nobody would have blamed him if he did not bother getting up again.


Anderson calls for end to final-set marathons

Added: 13.07.2018 21:44 | 2 views | 0 comments

Kevin Anderson calls for a rethink of the format of final sets in men's Grand Slams after his epic Wimbledon semi-final win.

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Anderson topples marathon man Isner in longest-ever Wimbledon semi-final

Added: 13.07.2018 20:29 | 9 views | 0 comments

It was a case of better late than never as Kevin Anderson reached his first Wimbledon final with a heart-stopping 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-7(9) 6-4 26-24 win over the sport's perennial ultra marathon man John Isner on Friday.

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Who is Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh?

Added: 10.07.2018 4:17 | 17 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump's pick for the high court has been around politics for years, runs marathons and teaches at Harvard.

First Wimbledon quarterfinal for Isner

Added: 09.07.2018 19:49 | 18 views | 0 comments

John Isner waited a lot longer than his famed marathon encounter against Nicolas Mahut to finally make a Wimbledon quarterfinal. But it is a case of better late than never for the towering American.

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Nishikori outlasts Gulbis to reach first quarter-final

Added: 09.07.2018 19:01 | 11 views | 0 comments

Kei Nishikori overcame elbow trouble in the opening set to win a marathon match 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(10) 6-1 against a limping Ernests Gulbis and reach his first Wimbledon quarter-final at the tenth attempt on Monday.


'Year at sea will boost my bid for Tokyo gold'

Added: 05.10.2017 2:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Annalise Murphy says her temporary switch from dinghy sailing to the Volvo Ocean Race is "like Usain Bolt stepping up to ultra-marathons" - but she insists that spending 12 months away from her specialist discipline won't harm her push for Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020.

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