Published: Thu, September 07, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Anderson tops Querrey to advance to semis

Anderson tops Querrey to advance to semis

The No. 28 seed will play in the semi-finals on Friday (Saturday morning, Singapore time) against the 12th seed Pablo Carrena-Busta of Spain, who beat Argentinian 29th seed Diego Schartzman 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the last four at the U.S. Open since 1965 with his four-set win over Sam Querrey on Day 9.

"I have put in a lot of work".

"It feels really good", Anderson said.

Kevin Anderson has reached a first Grand Slam semi-final at the 34th attempt and insists that having waited so long for his breakthrough, he is no mood to stop now. "Now, it just happened really quick, I guess".

It was the South African who drew first blood, winning the final five points of the first-set tie-break after Querrey had seemed poised to take it.

"It's a fantastic feeling, but at the same time I feel like I want to keep [going]".

"I just try to learn about how he practices, what he does after practise, before practise, after matches, before matches".

Anderson has also capitalized on a draw which is missing 2012 victor Murray, two-time champion Novak Djokokic and the 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka, all absent through injury.

"We're so used to the same guys being there, and they have had such unbelievable consistency". "This is new ground for both of us", Anderson said.

"So obviously it gives us a bit of a chance to go deep into the tournament". "I feel like I'm going to have another opportunity to go one step further".

"I manage his bookkeeping and I will deal with flights and hotel bookings", she said in a recent interview.

"At the beginning of the week, if you said I would have made quarters, I probably would have signed up for that". "I had my opportunities and I did not capitalise on them. Only one guy can go through, and Kevin's pretty tough".

He will face the victor of Sam Querrey and Kevin Anderson in the last four. "He's so overly aggressive". These matches, it just comes to a point here and there.

"We all do our part and I'd like to think I have an important role on the team in taking some pressure off him".

Querrey was asked if he thought he might seize momentum coming out of the tiebreak win in the second set.

But the American said Anderson's huge serving and relentless hitting never allowed him to settle.

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