US Open 2017 : The Biggest Match In Kevin Anderson Life

US Open has thrown us one major surprise, Kevin Anderson. The South African would have never thought he would ever make it to the US Open finals. He will face world number one Rafael Nadal at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The South African will be making his debut in the final of the tournament. It will be the special moment for him, it is not easy to make it to the top so late in the career. He will be the biggest underdog in the Grand slam final.

This is the seventh time in the history that two players above 30 are playing the grand slam finals. It shows the passion and determination both the players have shown reaching the US Open finals.

Previous Meetings

Kevin Anderson and Rafael Nadal have previously faced 4 times and only once in a grand slam, in the round of 16 Australian Open. Nadal has won all of the four previous meetings.

In the Australian Open, Nadal defeated Kevin 7-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Road To The US Open Finals

Rafael Nadal’s road to the final


Round 1: defeated Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, 6-2
Round 2: defeated Taro Daniel (JPN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Round 3: defeated Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
Round 4: defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
Quarterfinals: defeated Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
Semifinals: defeated [24] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2

Kevin Anderson’s road to the final


Round 1: defeated JC Aragone (USA) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
Round 2: defeated Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Round 3: defeated Borna Coric (CRO) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
Round 4: defeated Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4
Quarterfinals: defeated [17] Sam Querrey (USA) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (9-11), 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
Semifinals: defeated [12] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

The Big Picture

This will be Nadal 23rd Grand Slam final and 4th US Open Finals. The last time Nadal won the US Open was back in 2013. Nadal will hope to win multiple major titles for the first time since 2013.

The Spaniard is in the great form, and he will love to make this form count. He is not getting any younger and keeping the form going will be vital. Winning US Open will put him closer to the Roger Federer Grand Slams title counts.

Kevin Anderson will be playing in his first finals of the grand slams. he is the lowest seeded player to play in any grand slam finals. This also made him second South African to ever qualify for the Grand slam Finals after Kevin Curran.

US Open is set for the match between biggest underdog and champion. This match will have eyes of all the fans across the world. Kevin should be proud of his achievement and should play freely in the match.

Prediction

Rafael Nadal should win this match with the straight sets. Comment down below and tell us who do you think will win the 2017 US Open

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