• UGA's John Isner reaches Wimbledon semifinals


    LONDON - University of Georgia alumnus John Isner has reached his first Grand Slam semifinal on his 41st appearance.

    The hard-serving American beat Milos Raonic, of Canada, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3 to set up a meeting with Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, in Wimbledon's last four.

    Isner's 41 attempts to make a semifinal at a major is the second highest number of attempts in the 50-year professional era, behind Sam Querrey, who made the last four at Wimbledon last year with his 42nd try.

    Isner has yet to be broken at this year's tournament and saved the only break point he faced on Wednesday.

    Raonic hit 31 aces to Isner's 25 but was broken three times, including the last game of the match.


    The ninth-seeded Isner is looking to become the first former Georgia men’s tennis player to advance to the finals of a Grand Slam singles event since Mikael Pernfors made the finals of the French Open in 1986. 

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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