W2W4 at US Open: Making the case for Nadal and Anderson

Rafael Nadal beats Kevin Anderson to win 16th Grand Slam- BellaNaija

With the highly-anticipated matchup between Nadal and Federer now out of the question, the U.S. Open now has a semifinal field without some of tennis' greats.

Roger Federer conceded he was not in good enough shape to challenge for another Grand Slam title as the elusive US Open clash with Rafael Nadal slipped away again. The Argentine tennis star, often referred to as a giant killer, took just four sets to defeat the legendary Federer in the last round. Over the next three Argentinian party at the reception, won a few balls, and regular failures on his serve deprived him of the chance to compete for the finals.

Kevin Anderson said he wanted to be more like Rafael Nadal as he adapted his game after multiple injuries, and now he'll have to beat the man he's emulated to reach the summit of the sport. "I have the passion to play with full energy, and to come back here many years", said Nadal, a former two-time US Open champion (2010 and 2013). He also bested all-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in NY to win his first major title. The men's final between Nadal and Anderson will be broadcast live on ESPN on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. ET. "I had it throughout the tournament, and I just felt that way every single match I went into".

"To be back here in front of this incredible crowd, on this unbelievable court, and to have the chance to fight for another title is so important to me".

The Swiss maestro bounced back in the second and raced to a 3-1 lead before effortlessly claiming the set as his opponent struggled with his first serve. If he wins US Open, that is going to be his second Grand Slam title in three finals.

Federer's fans cheered del Potro's faults, considered bad etiquette in tennis.

"I forced myself to think that but I never had quite the same rhythm as during the Australian Open, Wimbledon, Indian Wells or Miami", he explained.

"So I don't know what's going to be my strategy for that match".

"I have known him since we were 12, so I am very happy for him".

In a brief statement on court at the end of the match, Nadal acknowledged that in the first set he was playing too much against the backhand of Del Potro. The world No. 1 took another step-and a big one-toward that destination when he defeated Juan Martin Del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 during semifinal action on Friday night.

Carreno Busta, seeded 12th, played qualifiers in his first four matches and then beat 29th seed Diego Schwartzman, reaching the semis without dropping a set. When the match was coming, I started to understand a little bit better what I needed to do to try to be a little bit more unpredictable, because he was waiting for me in his backhand side.



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