Kevin Anderson vs. Rafael Nadal 2017 US Open Final Pick, Odds, Prediction

Jessica Allison
September 11, 2017

He will have a chance to win his first U.S. Open title on Sunday when he faces the victor of Friday's second semifinal betwen No. 1 Rafeal Nadal and No. 19 Juan Martin del Potro. If Anderson is not able to win enough free points with his first serve, then he will not come away victorious.

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On the other side, Vandeweghe remains a constant factor when it comes to Grand Slam events. With top seeds faltering in the early rounds of the tournament, Anderson made a quite progress to the final.

The South African's power eventually wore down the 26-year-old Carreno Busta, who had not dropped a set in the tournament prior to the match.

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.

Carreno Busta broke at love to open the match and again to lead 5-2 on the way to taking the first set in 38 minutes. "It's little things", Anderson said.

The 6ft 8in (2.03m) Anderson climbed into his player's box to embrace his wife, brother and coach Neville Godwin after Carreno Busta's forehand found the net to finish the almost three-hour contest. He played his typical steady, if unspectacular, brand of tennis, earning two winners against just one unforced error. It was Carreno Busta's first match of the tournament against an opponent who was not a qualifier.

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. After losing a five-set classic to Federer at Melbourne Park, Nadal stormed to a tenth French Open title without dropping a set before suffering a fourth-round exit at Wimbledon.

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

"When Juan Martin is playing well, it's hard to stop him".

Kevin Anderson looks to keep his US Open run rolling after knocking out the last remaining American man, Sam Querrey, in a highly competitive quarterfinal.

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

Now he has a chance to claim a Slam trophy on the same Arthur Ashe Stadium court where boyhood idol Pete Sampras captured the last of his 14 major crowns in 2002.

These two have played four times and Nadal has won every match.

Del Potro has been virtually running on empty.

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