• Sunday, Sep 25, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Highlights of US Open 12th day: Awe-inspiring Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final

  • Published at 10:15 am September 9th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:16 am September 9th, 2017
Highlights of US Open 12th day: Awe-inspiring Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final
A ruthless Rafa Nadal powered past Juan Martin del Potro to move closer to a 16th grand slam title while South African Kevin Anderson battled his way into his maiden US Open final on Friday. Nadal lost the first set of his semi-final at Arthur Ashe stadium, struggling to counter the big-serving, hard-hitting Argentine's early onslaught. He quickly found his rhythm and produced a comeback to win the match 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 in two hours and 30 minutes. Nadal fired 45 winners as Del Potro ran out of steam. "It's been an amazing season for me and I'm so happy to get a chance to fight for another title after a couple of seasons with injury troubles," Nadal said after his match. World number 32 Anderson became the lowest-ranked U.S. Open men's singles finalist since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973 when he survived an early wobble to down Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4. "It's been a long road," Anderson, who overcame a right hip injury last year that had threatened his 2017 campaign, told reporters. "I definitely felt as the match progressed, I felt more and more comfortable."   Highlights from day 12 of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Friday: NADAL THUMPS DEL POTRO TO REACH FINAL - Top seed Rafa Nadal came from begind to thrash Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 in their U.S. Open semi-final. - The 15-times grand slam winner set up a title clash with South Africa's Kevin Anderson. ANDERSON DOWNS CARRENO BUSTA TO REACH FINAL - South African Kevin Anderson fired 58 winners to reach his first grand slam final, beating 12th seed Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4. - Anderson, the world number 32, is the lowest-ranked U.S. Open men's singles finalist since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973. MURRAY-HINGIS ADVANCE TO MIXED DOUBLES FINAL - Top seeds Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray saved three set points to record a 6-4 7-6(8) victory over CoCo Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau in the mixed doubles semi-finals. - The Swiss-Briton pair won the Wimbledon title earlier this year. HRADECKA-SINIAKOVA THROUGH TO DOUBLES FINAL - Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova won an all-Czech women's doubles semi-final, beating the third seed pairing of Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-2 7-5. - They will face Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan in the final. ROJER AND TECAU WIN MEN'S DOUBLES FINAL - Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau won the men's doubles title after beating Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4 6-3. - The number 12 seeds hit 41 winners between them and made just seven unforced errors as they romped to the title in just under an hour and a half. HINGIS AND CHAN INTO WOMEN'S DOUBLES FINAL - Second seeds Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan reached the final of the women's doubles with a 6-4 6-4 victory over fourth seeds Peng Shuai of China and India's Sania Mirza.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail