Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the US Open open era semi-final after beating homeboy Sam Querrey to dash America’s hopes in the men’s singles event.
31-year-old Anderson defeated Querrey 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (9-11) 6-3 7-6 (9-7) in a thrilling encounter to reach his first Grand Slam semi final.
“That was really tough,” a very excited Anderson explained.
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“Getting through, it just feels absolutely fantastic, against him, it’s just a couple of points here or there.”
“Tonight was my night.” he added.
Anderson, who also becomes the first South African to make a Grand Slam semi final since Wayne Ferreira at the Australian Open in 2003, will now face Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four at Flushing Meadows.