Twitter reacts to Anderson’s marathon semi-final win
Cape Town – Kevin Anderson has been dubbed as the 'Marathon Man' after his thrilling five-set Wimbledon semi-final win against American John Isner on Friday.
Anderson defeated the American in a staggering six hours and 36 minutes – the second longest Wimbledon singles match ever.
The 32-year-old is the first South African to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final in 97 years.
Anderson will face either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday's showpiece.
South Africans far and wide were glued to their screens in full support of the world No 8, and when he won – the country erupted.
Here are some of our favourite South African reactions to Anderson's win:
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) July 13, 2018
Tennis is coming home!!!
— John Smit (@JohnSmit123) July 13, 2018
— Roland Schoeman (@Rolandschoeman) July 13, 2018
KEVIN FREAKING ANDERSON!!Thats all???????????
— Breyton Paulse (@BreytonPaulse) July 13, 2018
— David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) July 13, 2018
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) July 13, 2018
— Tatjana (@TRSchoenmaker) July 13, 2018
— Wayde van Niekerk (@WaydeDreamer) July 13, 2018
Its coming home @KAndersonATP ??????????
— Ruswahl Samaai (@RuswahlSamaai) July 13, 2018
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2018
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) July 13, 2018
Of things I want to see: @KAndersonATP as Proteas mental coach for the next World Cup. All rise and salute the balls of steel at Wimbledon!
— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) July 13, 2018
— Fikile (Mr Fearfokkol) (@MbalulaFikile) July 13, 2018
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) July 13, 2018
@KAndersonATP freakin amazing!!!! Well done!!!
— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) July 13, 2018
Ma boooooooooooiii…You little beauty @KAndersonATP Ginormous effort
— Pat Symcox (@PatSymcox77) July 13, 2018
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) July 13, 2018
— Darren Keet (@popeyekeet) July 13, 2018
This has been the most gripping astonishing tennis match between 2 giants of the court.. Perhaps not Giants of their trade, but both Kings for the Day.. Without a doubt! For those who missed this game, it was epic in every sense.. Congrats @KAndersonATP #Wimbledon #Wimbeldon
— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) July 13, 2018
@KAndersonATP take a bow! That was something special ??????????
— Dean Furman (@de4no22) July 13, 2018
— Derek Watts (@DerekWatts) July 13, 2018
— Philip Snyman (@snymanphilip) July 13, 2018