Rafael Nadal made sure there wouldn’t be a repeat of 2009. The world No. 1 from Spain advanced to the US Open final with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 win against No. 24 seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.
It’s been a long wait for the 31-year-old Anderson to reach a grand slam final — and for his home country. Anderson is the first South African to reach a US Open final since Cliff Drysdale in 1965 and any grand slam final since Kevin Curren at the 1984 Australian Open.