Kevin Anderson won the longest Centre Court match in history and earned a chance to try to collect his first Grand Slam championship, edging John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 at Wimbledon in a marathon between two big servers that lasted more than 6½ hours Friday.
It’s almost as if Serena Williams never left.
Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Madison Keys was the U.S. Open runner-up last year and a French Open semifinalist last month, is considered a contender at Wimbledon right now — and, still, total strangers insult her, sometimes with menacing or obscene language, on a regular basis via social media.
As Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem warmed up before the French Open final, the booming voice of an announcer at Court Philippe Chatrier called out each player’s bona fides.
Simona Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player.
Roger Federer’s wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over.