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Wimbledon Day 11 - headlines and sidelines

Headlines and sidelines at Wimbledon on Friday:

The score board shows the final score after South Africa's Kevin Anderson won against US player John Isner
The score board shows the final score after South Africa's Kevin Anderson won against US player John Isner (POOL/AFP)

Headlines and sidelines at Wimbledon on Friday:

Headlines

+ Anderson wins 6hr 36min semi-final epic

+ Anderson, Isner clash is second longest Slam singles match

+ Longest ever Wimbledon semi-final

+ Djokovic leads Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9) with curfew halting semi-final

+ Boys semi-final lasts 4hr 24min -- 19-17 in final set

Who's saying what

"I hope this is a sign for Grand Slams to change. For us to be out there for that length of time. I really hope we can look at this, because at the end you don't feel great."

-- Kevin Anderson

"I don't know. I don't have his number. Can't text him."

-- John Isner when asked if he thought President Trump, currently visiting the UK, may have seen the match.

"It just seems cruel and unusual punishment for these guys."

-- Former champion John McEnroe said on the BBC as he commentated on the match

"C'mon guys, we want to see Rafa!"

-- Spectator on Centre Court as Kevin Anderson and John Isner went deep into fifth set

"It's been years that I found RIDICULOUS not to have tie-break in the 5th set!! And it's by someone that lost a dramatic one in the 96 @usopen! #Wimbledon."

-- Former player Alex Corretja on Twitter

"Maybe time for a fifth set tiebreaker at Wimbledon? This could change the schedule and how will these guys recover for a final?"

-- Ex-pro James Blake

"This #IsnerVsAnderson match is never going to end over 5 hrs and counting...I mean how can a sport last that long."

-- English golfer Luke Donald on Twitter

"5th set tie break pleeeeeeeease. This is nonsense."

-- Brazilian doubles star Bruno Soares

@KAndersonATP will never give up! He’ll have to be taken out. Good to be in his court! Then again, Isner has been through many long games before. Still back my boykie! What a a game of Tennis @Wimbledon"

-- South African cricket star AB de Villiers

Royal Box watch

-- Husband and wife and stars of film and TV, Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory were watching men's singles semi-finals day. Joining them in the best seats were Borjn Borg and Rod Laver, golf legend Gary Player as well as Bee Gees star Barry Gibb