World No.1 Rafael Nadal overcame the scare he faced earlier by losing the first set but was able to win the remaining three sets with ease demolishing Jual Martin del Potro. The final scores read as 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 and moved to the finals of the US Open where he would be competing against Anderson for his 16th Grand Slam Title.
In the other semis, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson defeated 12th seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 and became the lowest ranked player(32) to enter the Grand Slam Finals since 2008 when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who was then rnked 38 entered the Australian Open finals and lost it.
“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,It means a lot to me. I had to change a couple of things after the first set because I was playing on his backhand too much and he was waiting for me there.So I tried to move him around more and be more unpredictable. I was not playing bad in the first set but I lost it so some things had to change.” said Nadal.
In Women’s semis, Sloane Stephens beat fellow American Venus Williams in a toughly contested match by 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 and has set the stage for the finals where she will be facing Madison Keys. Earlier, Madison Keys crushed CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 . The Women’s title would be won by an American since it is an all American finals.