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Carreno Busta leads vs 1st seeded foe in US Open

Carreno Busta leads vs 1st seeded foe in US Open

While legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are each one win from meeting for the first time at the US Open in a potentially epic semi-final on the other half of the draw, this side is guaranteed to produce a first-time Slam finalist.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson overcame a stiff resistance from Spain's P Carrero Busta in the men's singles semis to advance to his maiden grand slam final.

I am proud of Kevin Anderson.

Anderson, who played college tennis at the University of IL and resides in Gulf Stream, Fla., is the first South African man to reach a Grand Slam final since Kevin Curren advanced to the Wimbledon final in 1985.

"I've had a lot of support from back home and my biggest hope is that I'm able to inspire some kids to play tennis‚" Anderson said.

Not since Kevin Curren made the 1985 Wimbledon final - he was a joint US and South African citizen - has the country had someone making it this far at one of the sport's biggest tournaments, and he was supported by Major-winning golfers Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Four American women, also including Madison Keys and CoCo Vanderweghe, have reached the quarter-finals for the first time since 2002 and they could produce the first all-US semi-finals in NY since 1981.

"It was very hard at the end of previous year".

"These grand slams are tough".

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits World Cup hopes are gone
As if that was not enough, Mikel Obi , with a corner kick taken by Victor Moses , slipped in the second goal at the 41 minute. They visit Cameroon on Monday, with a draw putting them in position to start preparing for the 2018 World Cup finals.

Anderson took the third set on his third set point, serving a 132-mph ace to take a two-sets-to-one lead.

It looked as though the Spaniard might prevail when he responded to finally losing serve midway through the second set by hitting straight back, thanks to a forehand victor arrowed down the line. "I know I didn't win matches against top players, top-10 or top-20 players, but I am very happy with my tournament".

There was a tense final game to negotiate but a Carreno Busta forehand hit the net, sending Anderson up into the stands on a victory lap.

Carreño Busta played four qualifiers in his first four matches at this year's event, making him the first player in the Open Era to face that many qualifiers in a slam.

Anderson earned a critical break in the fifth game of the fourth set, taking control of the match for good when the Spaniard shanked a forehand wide on break point.

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson.

Nadal has been playing well from the very start of the year but now, as everyone else is flagging and the season moves into the final straight, he is playing better than ever.

An exhausted Del Potro began netting easy shots and found himself down an early break in the fourth set.

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