US Open

Bookies back Anderson for US Open final berth

2017-09-07 08:00
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - Kevin Anderson will reach his maiden US Open final at Flushing Meadows, if bookmakers are to be believed...

Not only would a berth in this year's US Open final at Flushing Meadows be a first for Anderson, it would also represent a first ever Grand Slam final for South Africa's undisputed No 1 player.

Anderson will face Pablo Carreno Busta in Friday's semi-finals after the Spaniard beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in their quarter-final clash.

Anderson for his part beat American Sam Querrey 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (9/11), 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) in a match that lasted some 3 hours and 26 minutes and finished a little before 02:00 New York time.

Leading bookies Sportingbet have installed Anderson as a 1/3 favourite to beat Carreno Busta, while Carreno Busta, the 12th-seed is a 21/10 underdog.

Anderson is a 11/2 third-favourite to go on to the lift the title.

Anderson holds a 2-0 head-to-head win record against Carreno Busta and is yet to drop a set against the Spaniard.

Anderson won their first ATP Tour meeting 6-3, 6-3 - on clay in Casablanca in 2013 - and also got the better of Carreno Busta last month, winning 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) at the Masters Series event in Montreal.

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