In men’s singles category, the semifinals of the prestigious US Open title are over where Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson advanced to the championship match. So, finally the last match of the US Open 2017, the last Grand Slam of the year in Men’s singles category is going to be played between Spain’s star Tennis player and one of the most expected player to win this title, Rafael Nadal and the most unexpected finalist South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on 11th September at Arthur Ashe Stadium – Flushing Meadows, New York (USA) from 1:30 am IST onwards.
The world no. 32 Russia’s Kevin Anderson may be the most unexpected US Open finalist in the history of this tournament. He became the first South African to reach the US Open semifinal in the Open Era and after beating 12th seed Spain’s Carreno Busta in four sets on the Saturday’s semifinal by 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, he became the lowest ranked man to reach in the final in New York since the ATP debuted its ranking in 1973.
The South African player whose previous best performance in US Open Grand Slam was a Quarterfinal but now he will contest the final tomorrow and wants to make this opportunity into victory.
In the second semifinal Nadal prevailed in four sets against 24th seed Juan Martin Del Potro. After dropping the first set to del Potro, he played his best hard court in set in the years and gave Potro a big defeat by 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. He is looking to take his third US Open crown and 16th Grand Slam title in in his career.
Rafael Nadal won US OPEN Grand Slam title 2017 beat Kevin Anderson by “6-3,6-3,6-4“
Both Player’s Performances in US Open
Anderson had a great summer as he became the finalist of the Citi Open and reaches in the quarterfinal in Montreal but reaching in the final of the US Open in unbelievable as he didn’t have any indication what he was capable of doing. It is pleasing to see a 31-year-old player rather than Federer, Wawrinka and Djokovic in the final of US Open. The match is going to be a very tough one as he is a huge player with unbelievable serve technique. He had to play his best in this match as this will become an important turn in his tennis career.
Nadal proved that never stop believing in yourself as he had a poor performance in years 2015 and 2016 due to injury but now he had a powerful return in the court and proved that he had ability to win big tournaments. So, he is fully prepared and confident to win this title crown.
It is interesting to say that the both finalist of the US Open 2017 title are 31-year-old which is wonderful and refreshing to watch.
Head to Head R. Nadal VS K. Anderson
Both the players shared four matches with each other and Nadal had a hundred percent record of win against Anderson, so it is unlikely to say that Anderson do the impossible and beat Nadal, but Anderson’s best hope against Nadal lies in his powerful serve and he has the chance to pull off the upset.
Career Performance of Nadal
World Ranking : 01
US Open played : 12
Event(s) Entered : Men’s Singles
Best Singles Performance : Winner (2010 , 2013)
Best Doubles Performance : Semi Finals (2004)
Career Singles Titles : 73
Career Performance of K. Anderson
World Ranking : 24
US Open played : 07
Event(s) Entered : Men’s Singles
Best Singles Performance : Quarterfinalist (2015)
Best Doubles Performance : 2nd Round (2010)
Carrer Singles Titles : 03
Match Venue Details
City: New York, USA
Stadium: Arthur Ashe Stadium – Flushing Meadows
Surface : Decoturf
Date : September 11, 2017
Day : Monday
Match time : 1:30 am (IST)
Participants : Rafael Nadal (1) v/s K . Anderson (28)
The clash between the world number one tennis star Nadal and world number twenty eight Potro is going to be thrilling and exciting as the world no. 1 will face 32nd ranked K. Anderson, the first South African in the championship match in 52 years. The fans will fully have focused on Nadal’s performance in this match.
The match will be going to a thriller and important game as the match between Nadal and Anderson decides the champion of the prestigious US Open tournament of the year 2017. So, it is going to be an interesting match as Nadal’s experience and performance is going to collide against the Anderson ‘s confidence and determination. With best of knowledge and belief, Sunday’s final between Nadal and Anderson is going to be very exciting and on looking towards the possibility to win this match is more towards Nadal as he is among the one of the best hard-court player in Tennis but Anderson also proves himself in this tournament but there is very few chance of reshuffling the match by him and the probability to win this match is more towards one of the most successful tennis player Rafael Nadal.
So, best wishes to both the players and good luck to both.
Predicted Winner: Rafael Nadal (Spain)
TV Schedule and Live Stream
Follow the Tennis match between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro live with Euro Sport. Eurosport 1 or 2 have the live coverage of this year’s US Open tournament and these matches are also broadcasted on ESPN, ESPN2 , ESPN3.
To watch online, the match can be seen live on ESPN App, Watch ESPN and hotstar.com.
On Twitter, you can watch live coverage, interviews, updates and select matches from the US OPEN channel.
ESPN and Tennis Channel in U.S.
BBC iPlayer in U.K.