Rafael Nadal Storms Into US Open Final:- Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro was defeated by the Spanish Tennis Star, Rafael Nadal to progress to the final of US Open men’s singles.
The victory did not come easily for Nadal and the current World No.1 had to fight hard before winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in a semifinal match that lasted for two hours and 31 minutes on Friday evening.
Interestingly, it was Del Potro who defeated Nadal in the semis in 2009 and then he went on to win the title. Nadal will make an appearance in his 23rd career Grand Slam final with this impressive win. The 31-year-old Nadal will face South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the final. Kevin had beaten Spain’s Pablo Carreno 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the other semi-final.
Meanwhile, Nadal, who made a comeback of sorts after dropping the first set, will have his eyes set on third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title. Nadal with 15 grand slams in his credit, is just behind the legendary Roger Federer who holds the world record with 19 grand slams.
“An amazing season of course after a couple of years with some problems, injuries, tough moments. It’s been a very emotional year. … It means everything to be on this amazing court in front of this amazing crowd,” Nadal said after the match during an on-court interview.