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Former Illini Anderson advances to US Open final

Former Illini Anderson advances to US Open final

While either he or the 26-year-old Carreno Busta, who has won all 15 sets he's played in the tournament, will get to a Grand Slam final for the first time, Nadal is trying to reach his third of the year - lost to Federer at the Australian Open and beat Wawrinka at the French Open - and 23rd of his career.

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

Kevin Anderson of South Africa is aiming to become only the second South African in the Open Era to make the final of a Grand Slam.

The 28th seed recovered from a slow start to become the first South African player in a grand slam since Kevin Curren in 1984 and the first in NY since Cliff Drysdale in 1965.

As it is, the No. 1-seeded Nadal's matchup in the final four Friday against 24th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro will carry that same weight. It was the first time when Anderson's game was stretched to four sets but the Italian failed to stop Anderson's stunning run at the US Open, losing by 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 4-6.

The 6ft 8in Anderson needed some inspiration and he found it in the second set with a backhand cross-court victor that brought him level at one set all.

With Carreno Busta serving at 5-6, 30-30, he hit a double fault which gave the South African a set point. He took the set when the Spaniard double-faulted at 5-6, 30-all and Anderson then smacked a forehand victor into the corner on set point.

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. Instead, the South African hung tough and emerged a 7-6 6-7 6-3 7-6 victor to make his maiden Slam semifinal. I really had to dig deep, I think my emotion at the end summed it up.

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"I thought the beginning of the match, I felt a little bit nervous", Anderson said. Pablo Carreno Busta and Kevin Anderson will play in the other.

"It's been an awesome season for me and I'm so happy to get a chance to fight for another title after a couple of seasons with injury troubles", said Nadal, who won a record-extending 10th French Open title in June. One thing sort of led to another.

The key to this match, however, will be the battle between Anderson's serve and Carreno Busta's return.

"It means a lot to me".

He was broken in the ninth game of the first set and trailed off the bat.

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 was late to the Tour after choosing to go to college in the United States, at the University of IL, where he was coached by Craig Tiley. "He said:" If he's in the final, he can beat everyone. I've given myself a shot and I'll allow myself tonight to celebrate this win'.


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