It was one of three successful drop shots from the Spaniard in the tiebreaker alone, but Djokovic answered with one of his own to save the second set point at 7-6.
At five hours and 53 minutes, it was the longest final ever at a Slam. Well, considering it went on for six hours and 35 minutes, the short answer is, you don't!
"I don't really know what to say right now", Anderson told the BBC. John's such a great guy, and I really feel for him.
"If I was on the opposite (losing) side I don't know how you take it".
"So I apologise if I'm not more excited right now because the mix of emotions getting through something like that is quite different". "I'm in the final of Wimbledon and that's half of a dream come true". Isner and Anderson smacked 102 aces during their lengthy showdown.
There are zero major titles so far for either Isner, 33, or Anderson, 32, who shockingly ended Federer's bid for a ninth championship at Wimbledon by erasing a match point and beating him 13-11 in the fifth set of their quarterfinal Wednesday. Anderson then took the fourth set 6-4, breaking the Isner serve twice in the set.
Draper is the first British boy to reach the singles final at Wimbledon since 2011 and is aiming to be the first British boys champion since Stanley Matthews in 1962. However, Nadal made a strong comeback in the second set to win it 7-5.
Isner had nothing left to give after his 70-68 record-setter eight years ago, and lost his next match.
Isner then shrugged off needing treatment on a blistered serving hand, found time to usher a ladybird to safety before levelling the match in another tiebreak off his 19th ace.
Anderson and Isner's main strength is their service game, which was pretty apparent given that three sets went to a tie-break. Djokovic saved that set point but Nadal earned another with a whipped forehand victor. South African-born Kevin Curren contested the 1985 final but he had become a USA citizen by then.
Djokovic set himself up to take the first set with strong service games, facing no break points, and broke in the seventh game before sealing it with a forehand victor. There was this: the tumble Anderson took late in the match, only to somehow hop up, hit the ball left handed and ultimately claim the point - all as the typically stoical Wimbledon crowd gasped and screamed above them.
And that's where he'll meet Rafael Nadal for the 52nd time.