Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson: US Open men's final

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Kevin Anderson of South Africa returns a shot against Sam Querrey of the United States during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal match on Day Nine of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Meanwhile the World No 32, Kevin Anderson would be eagerly looking to win his maiden grand slam. He's the first South African to play in the US Open final since the start of the Open era and stands as the lowest seed ever to get this far in the event.

Nadal enters his fourth US Open final on the back of an impressive four-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-final. The only meeting before this between the two players in a Grand Slam was at the 2016 Australian Open that Nadal won in straight sets.

"It's been an fantastic season, of course, after a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, tough moments", Nadal said, per the Associated Press. "He had some injuries so he's a big example for the kids and for the rest of the tour too".

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Today's champion will be the fifth straight grand slam victor aged 30 or over going back to last year's US Open when Stan Wawrinka took the title. He was able to be back and play his best tennis now in his career so I'm happy for him because I've known him since we were 12 years old.

The King of Clay, Nadal, has won 15 of the 22 Slam finals that he's contested, including a 2-1 record here in NY, and starts as a very heavy [1.15] favourite to make it 16 from 23.

"It's great to see him in a final of one of the most important events of the year". He is the current World No. 1 which is also the fourth time he has reached the summit of the ATP rankings. Catch live scores and updates of the US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson here.

The Spaniard has two US Open titles - 2010 and 2013 - and today's will be his 23rd career major final.

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