Published: Thu, September 07, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

8 things you should know about Kevin Anderson

8 things you should know about Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson defeated Sam Querrey to become the first South African to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for 14 years.

After an early exchange of second-set breaks, Carreno Busta broke to 5-4 and held to claim the set, then broke at love on a double fault to open the third set. And Pablo Carreno Busta is eager to seize the day as he got past Diego Schwartzman in straight sets securing a spot in the semis.

On Friday Anderson will take on 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in an unlikely semi-final match-up. "You know, I have put in a lot of work".

Not since Wayne Ferreira at the 2003 Australian Open has a South African made the last four at a Slam, while Cliff Drysdale in 1965 was the last man to do so in NY, when the tournament was still amateur. "I feel like that's where I was able to reset". At the same time, I feel like I came into this taking each match at a time.

"It's a fantastic feeling, but at the same time I feel like I want to keep [going]".

The 12th-seeded Spaniard, the highest-ranked player left in the bottom half, proved too solid for his opponent, winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can set up a blockbuster semi-final in the top half of the draw with wins on Wednesday, but the withdrawals of Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka have allowed new names to emerge at Flushing Meadows, including Anderson.

"I just try to learn about how he practices, what he does after practise, before practise, after matches, before matches".

"It gave some of the guys an opportunity to go deep into the tournament".

"I manage his book-keeping and I will deal with flights and hotel bookings", she said in an interview. "I feel like I'm going to have another opportunity to go one step further", said the Florida-based Johannesburg native. The impetus behind starting Realife Tennis was what the four (Kevin's wife Kelsey Anderson, Brian Lutz and G.D. Jones are the others) called a frustration with "the way top players are notoriously secretive of their training methods".

Carreno Busta recorded 30 winners to go with 30 unforced errors in the one-hour, 59-minute match.

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