NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big-serving South African Kevin Anderson battled back to defeat 12th seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 and punch his ticket to his first grand slam final at the U.S. Open on Friday.
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 nearly three-hour contest.
Tennis - US Open - Semifinals - New York, U.S. - September 8, 2017 - Kevin Anderson of South Africa reacts to won point against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
He hit 14 unforced errors including a backhand that sailed long to hand the composed Carreno Busta a rare break to go up 4-3 in the first set.
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.
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