The match of the series happened last night in the Arthur Ashe Stadium between Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Argentine Juan Martin del Petro with Nadal ultimately triumphing over Petro in a match that lasted around 2 hours. This win propels Nadal to his career 23 rd Grand Slam Final where he will face American Kevin Anderson who will be playing for his maiden Grand Slam title.
Top seeded Nadal lost the first set 2-6 but eventually recovered and slew his opponent in the next three sets 2-6 6-0 6-3 6-2. His recovery from the debacle of the first set was spectacular where he took over the second set with no game win for Petro. Soon, it was evident that the match pretty much belonged to Nadal as he took over the third set too.
With the crowd cheering on the top seed, he made a spectacular return to US Open final when he won the fourth set. Though Petro was very much in form and had a massive powering serve, Nadal overcomes the tough spots with a play on his own. Petro earlier won the quarter finals against Roger Federer upsetting thousands of fans who waited for another Nadal-Federer final. Nadal played aggressive tennis, not to understate it. His unforced errors were 20 as opposed to Petro’s 40. He avenged his 2009 semi-final defeat against del Petro in 2009 where Petro defeated Federer to win his sole major title.
The two times US Open champion, after a year of injury plagued season went on to win his 10th French Open title this year and made it to the quarterfinals of every series he has been in. That’s pretty impressive, we got to say. That’s a comeback every sportsperson would love to have. The crowd favorite will face Anderson seeded 31st, in the legendary Arthur Ashe stadium in the hopes of winning his 3rd US open title and career 16th grand slam title. Post match, Nadal was quoted praising his rival saying “he came into the match with confidence after beating Roger and Dominic”. Well,
Well, it’s all for now folks. Either way, history will be created once again on September 10 in New York City.