For the first time in his career, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson is through to a Grand Slam semi-final after beating Sam Querrey at Flushing Meadows.
Anderson won 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (9-11) 6-3 7-6 (9-7) and will take on 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain on Friday.
He also became the first South African to reach the last four in New York since Cliff Drysdale in 1965.
With 42 aces between the two of them, Anderson finished the match with 22 aces while Querrey hit 20.
"This is incredible, at this stage and playing on one of the most famous courts in the world, it feels absolutely fantastic” said the 28th seed.
He becomes the first South African to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Wayne Ferreira at the 2003 Australian Open.