US Open: Kevin Anderson bounces into final

Spaniard Busta happy to play in Nadal's shadow

With Rafael Nadal in the other semi-final, there is still the chance of an all-Spanish final at the US Open, and Carreno-Busta will be out to make that happen.

Carreno Busta, the first player to face four qualifiers in any Grand Slam, booked a Friday semi-final against the victor of a night match between South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson and 17th-seeded American Sam Querrey, whose first Slam semi-final in was July at Wimbledon.

While victories over JC Aragone, Ernests Gulbis, Borna Coric and the unsafe Paolo Lorenzi were all high quality, it was the quarter-finals here he really appeared to hit his stride.

The 31-year-old, ranked 32 in the world, is the lowest-ranked grand slam finalist since 38th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fell at the 2008 Australian Open final. "I really had to dig deep there".

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. This year since the beginning has been very emotional. The 2.03m tall Anderson had the golden opportunity to earn a double-break lead in the seventh game, but wasted two break points and allowed Carreno Busta to lessen the deficit instead.

"He has been with me since I started the game at 5 years old", Anderson said.

A 20th ace sealed the set and when Carreno Busta steered a forehand into the tramlines to fall a break down in the fourth, it just left Anderson to serve his way into the final.

Anderson won both his previous meetings against Carreno Busta, including the Montreal Masters last month.

Spain's 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, who hasn't dropped a set so far, takes on 28th-seeded South African Kevin Anderson.

The hard-hitting South African has pounded 20 aces, including one at 132 miles per hour to end the set, to just one for Carreno Busta.

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has admitted it could have done more to support Kevin Anderson.

The key to this match, however, will be the battle between Anderson's serve and Carreno Busta's return. However, the South African's toughest test came in the quarterfinals against American hope Sam Querrey.

The No. 28 seed Anderson had been broken only three times in his first 90 service games in the tournament.

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

Top seed Rafa Nadal will look to claim his 16th major and third U.S. Open title when he meets Kevin Anderson on Sunday. He committed 14 unforced errors to just one for Carreno Busta in the set. I have given myself a shot at being in the finals and I will be playing for a grand slam trophy.

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