Kevin Anderson wife Kelsey is also his accountant

Arnold Nichols
September 11, 2017

Earlier, 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.

Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season - something she last did 15 years ago - by edging two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) on Tuesday night to a soundtrack of thunderous partisan support under a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The Johannesburg-born is the first South African to make the US Open final since 1965 when Cliff Drysdale made the the US National Championships (now known as the US Open).

Anderson shall be taking on two times Champion Rafael Nadal who beat Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the other semifinal encounter.

"I want to say it's a fantastic feeling, but at the same time I feel like I want to keep going in this tournament", Anderson said. Anderson served out the match on his serve when Carreno Busta netted a forehand.


After six consecutive service holds to start the match with, a break point finally surfaced as a couple of unforced errors caused Anderson to play a loose game, eventually gifting the break to the Spaniard after sending a backhand long.

Four American women, also including Madison Keys and CoCo Vanderweghe, have reached the quarter-finals for the first time since 2002 and they could produce the first all-US semi-finals in NY since 1981. Carreno Busta double faulted to give him the set. "It makes me feel good that I can hopefully fly a flag and show kids especially that if you work hard you can get there". "It's little things", Anderson said. Anderson broke on the next point.

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.

It's so hard to see Carreno Busta competing with the on-fire serve of Anderson. The No. 12-seeded Carreno Busta got to the final four easily, not dropping a set against five opponents ranked outside the top 30. Tiley, a former South Africa Davis Cup captain and now the tournament director at the Australian Open, said Anderson deserves every moment of his success. He attacked with blood in his eye and he defended as if his life depended upon it. Del Potro, increasingly tired as the sets flew by him, could do nothing to stop Nadal's march to the final.

"For the last decade we've become so accustomed to seeing the same four guys (Roger Federer‚ Rafa Nadal‚ Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) in a grand slam semi‚ so this is new‚ not only for me‚ but the whole tennis world".

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