VIDEO: Kevin Anderson drops racket, picks it up, wins ambidextrous forehand against John Isner

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 | 0

Kevin Anderson had to do everything he could on his way to the Wimbledon final.

Playing against fellow big-server John Isner, Anderson was involved in the longest semi-finals ever played at the All England Club as he prevailed 7-6 6-7 6-7 6-4 26-24 on Friday.

The encounter went on for six hours and 36 minutes.

And, the South African had to put his best foot forward for the win, or rather his other hand forward.

During the fag end of the marathon contest, Anderson stumbled on to the ground and dropped his racket.

He, however, didn’t give as Anderson, a right-handed player, hurriedly picked himself up – and the racket – only to return the ball with a left-handed forehand.

The newest ambidextrous player, maybe?

That perhaps spurred him on as he went on to pull off the next two games to win the decider 26-24.

Anderson awaits a tougher opponent in either Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final.

 

 

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