Kevin Anderson won it ​7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24, and everyone had thoughts. (AP)

In the Wimbledon semifinals on Friday, Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 in the second-longest Grand Slam match in history—and just about everyone had something entertaining to say about it. 

Those following along on Twitter had all kinds of jokes:

Other tennis players took their opportunity to make their cracks as well: 

Even the brand accounts couldn't help but join in: 

Anderson's wife, Kelsey, saved hers for after her husband had won: 

The battle lasted six and a half hours, and delayed the second semifinal significantly, which caused many people to call for a rule change.

Isner and Anderson both agreed:

While the match wasn't what people normally associate with great tennis, it inspired awe nonetheless. 

A junior boys' semifinal going on simultaneously seemingly took a cue from the men, with Great Britain's Jack Draper winning 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 19-17 over No. 3-seeded Nicolas Mejia. 


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