For the first time in Tennis, an African Tennis player will appear at a Grand slam final and that is all thanks to Kevin Anderson.
In the first game of the semifinals, Kevin Anderson took on Spanish player Pablo Carreno Busta at the Flushing Meadows.
With few giving the South African any chances, the player took it upon himself to write history after what was an emphatic game in New York.
Anderson came into this game knowing that he had an advantage over his opponent given that he had beaten him on all their previous encounters. Most recent was the game that was played in Canada just a few weeks back.
Carreno Busta took the first set 6-4 before Kevin Anderson regained momentum to take charge of the game to win the next sets 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in very dramatic fashion.
Kevin Anderson is set to play against World number one Rafael Nadal for the grand slam who earlier today beat up on Juan Martin Del Potro.
Nadal knew that this would not be an easy game given that Del Potro had just knocked out his greatest competitor Roger Federer in the quarter finals.
Del Porto took the first set 6-4 but a rather resilient and ruthlessly Rafael Nadal came back strong and won the next three sets 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 to set up a final encounter with Kevin Anderson.
This may not be the most conventional Tennis grand slam final match up, but it sure is primed to be tasty as Anderson looks for a major upset to win his and Africa’s first ever grand slam titles in Tennis history and with Nadal looking to close up on Federer.
This will definitely be a Grand Slam to watch and keep for future reference in the history books.
The two will face off on Sunday afternoon East African time.
Author: Moses Echodu
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