John Isner is determined to be famous for more than his involvement in the longest match in tennis history.
Isner will make his Grand Slam semi-final debut on Friday when he faces Kevin Anderson at the All England Club after victory over Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.
The American went down in Wimbledon folklore eight years ago when his 70-68 fifth set victory over Nicolas Mahut saw him win a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes.
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But Isner hopes his current form will see him known for more than just a quirk of the record books.
“Of course, everyone is going to remember that match in 2010, and rightfully so. I like to think that, since that match, I’ve done a lot of good stuff on the court performance-wise,” said Isner.
“But for a lot of people, that’s definitely the lasting image of my career.
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“If I can keep going further here, I can maybe squash that.
“Certainly the grand slam results haven’t been there. But now I’m sort of rectifying that, I think.”
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