The South African sensation, Kevin Anderson, becomes the first player to advance to the US Open Semi Finals. Kevin Anderson defeated Sam Querrey to make progress to the Semi Finals. Furthermore, this is the first ever Grand Slam Semi-finals spot for the South African.
Both of these professionals gave the fans a late night thriller before Kevin Anderson made the breakthrough. The match scores read 7-6(5), 6-7(9), 6-3, 7-6(7) with the South African triumphing over the American.
Also, he becomes the first South African since Ferreira in 2003, to reach the semi-finals. The season has been an uneven ride for Kevin Anderson. He started off with World #80 and suffered numerous injuries including those of hip and elbows. Now, he has reached the semi-finals and is currently ranked #28.
Before this match, the Head2Head between the two was 8-6 with Querrey leading. In 2017, the duo had a 1-1 stand-off with Querrey defeating him in the Wimbledon in the Fourth round. After that, Anderson sought revenge from the American as he defeated him at the Coupe Rogers.
The first set went through to the Tie-breaker. Anderson was trailing 2-5 in the tie-breaker. However, he made a comeback and won five consecutive points to seal the set. In the second set, Querrey made a comeback to tie the match. Next two sets were close as well, but the South African held on to his nerves and won the match to advance to the semi-finals.