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Kevin Anderson hit the shot of Wimbledon for a critical point with his off-hand after falling down

Posted On: Jul 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Kevin Anderson hit the shot of Wimbledon for a critical point with his off-hand after falling down

Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in a marathon match on Friday to earn a spot in the Wimbledon final.
On one of the most critical points of the match, Anderson hit what will likely go down as the shot of the tournament, recovering after a stumble to return a shot with his off hand and win the point.
Anderson later noted that his father had coached him to learn with his off hand while growing up, so it was a shot that he'd practiced more than one might expect.
It took six hours and 36 minutes to get the result, but Kevin Anderson made it through to the 2018 Wimbledon final after defeating John Isner in a marathon match on Friday , -6(6), 6-7(5), 6-7(9), 6-4, 26-24.
The frustrating slog of a tennis match was the result of one of Wimbledon's quirks - a rule that fifth sets cannot end on a tiebreaker, but rather must be won by two games.
With Anderson and Isner known as two of the most powerful servers in the tournament, it was predictably difficult for either player to break the other's serve. But after each...

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