LONDON — John Isner is ready to be associated with something at Wimbledon other than winning a 70-68 fifth set in the longest match in tennis history.
He figures a championship would do the trick — and now he’s only two victories from doing so.
Isner, a 33-year-old American playing in his 41st major tournament, reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating Milos Raonic 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3 at the All England Club on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s match was only Isner’s second Grand Slam quarterfinal. The other came back in 2011 at the U.S. Open.
In Friday’s semifinals, he’ll play No.