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Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

US Open: Kevin Anderson bounces into final

US Open: Kevin Anderson bounces into final

Kevin Anderson has taken control of his U.S. Open semifinal against Pablo Carreno Busta, winning the last two sets.

With Hollywood star Robert Redford and Microsoft founder Bill Gates looking on, the big South African carved out the first break of the second set for 3-1 but handed it back straightaway in the next game.

Hingis won two semifinals on Friday.

Three women's doubles matches will be on the schedule at the Grandstand arena. "Seeing all the American players in the draw and all of them advancing so deep and competing so well", Williams said.

If Nadal gets through that, he could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals, a match which will overshadow Carreno Busta's last-four clash against either Kevin Anderson or Sam Querrey.

Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season - something she last did 15 years ago - by edging two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) on Tuesday night to a soundtrack of thunderous partisan support under a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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. Across the first five rounds, he has dropped just two sets and played dominant tennis everytime he stepped on the court. The Spaniard's first four matches were all against qualifiers - a record in the men's game in the Open era - and he then beat the 29 seed, Diego Schwartzman, in the quarters.

The third set started with Williams losing on her own serve in the inaugural game, and despite Sloane's effort to disrupt the balance, they went toe to toe up until 5-5. He committed 14 unforced errors to just one for Carreno Busta in the set.

Anderson dropped the opening set as Carreno Busta played almost flawless tennis, winning 84 percent of his first-serve points, recording just a single unforced error and converting a rare break-point opportunity against the big-serving South African.

It's the furthest either man has ever gone in a Grand Slam tournament.

He is the first South African to be ranked in the top 10 since Wayne Ferreira was No. 10 on May 5, 1997. The 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Anderson, who won an NCAA doubles title at the University of IL, is equipped with a big serve, certainly, but he only once had even been a quarterfinalist at a major until this week.

Anderson, the No. 28 seed, has won both meetings. "It's very early days but we've had some success with a number of sponsors and that's allowed us to create a financial surpluses that we can now invest in our structures.we are starting to invest in juniors.we learning the lessons with what happened with Kevin and hopeful we can remedy those lessons in terms of the next generation", he added.

Tecau and Rojer defeated the 11th-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4, 6-3 in the final at Flushing Meadows on Friday.

He was knocked out at Wimbledon in 2014, 2015 and this year in the fourth round.

The two Lopezes, who are not related, won the 2016 French Open.

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