Carreno Busta reaches US Open semis

Posted September 10, 2017

If you were to look at pre-tournament form as a guide, then Carreno Busta doesn't even rate a mention with early exits in Montreal and Cincinnati. But he was constantly under pressure on his serve, while Anderson used his power to pound 22 aces. Whenever you think you got the point won, he comes back with an unbelievable shot.

Serena Williams might be on a leave of absence from the tennis tour, but she is definitely paying attention to the U.S. Open.

The 31-year-old Nadal, with his teeth firmly in his prey, showcased his defensive class to turn things around on match point and set up a strong chance for more grand slam silverware.

And she closed by writing: "What a joy it will be to watch this- hopefully first of many finals".

The Spaniard maintained the pressure, a forehand victor down the line capturing an early break and a 2-0 lead in third set. Murray is the older brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray.

The momentum quickly changed in the second, however, a scorching forehand giving Anderson the break, only for Carreno Busta to hit straight back with a fine forehand down the line.

Anderson, seeded 28th, beat the Spanish 12th seed 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 in NY.

Anderson amplified up his aggressiveness on the court, charging the net at any opportunity, broke serve in the fourth game for a 3-1 lead. But he has the same number of career titles as Carreno Busta with both men having won three. He committed 14 unforced errors to just one for Carreno Busta in the set.

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He is the first South African in over 50-years to make it to the final of the US Open. Anderson had to see off the 12th seed from Spain in four tight sets to secure a berth in the grand finale.

Carreno Busta surrendered a 40-0 advantage in his next service game, which went to deuce five times before he eventually held to force Anderson to serve for the match.

Anderson, on the other hand, has been stretched to four sets in both his previous rounds.

The 12th-seeded team of Horia Tecau of Romania and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands won their first U.S. Open men's doubles championship. Anderson is 3-7 in final appearances on hard court overall. Anderson hasn't won an ATP title since 2015 and has won 28 and lost 15 matches this year.

Tecau and Rojer eliminated top-seeded Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the semifinals.

He now awaits the victor of the second semi-final between World Number one Rafael Nadal and Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro. The South African's game has always been based around his huge serve, but he also showed impressive composure when putting out the in-form Sam Querrey in the last eight.

The matches Friday offer quite a contrast in experience and name recognition.

Anderson will meet Nadal, who he has never beaten, in the final. Nadal hopes to win his 16th career grand slam and his third in the US Open.