The 31-year-old South African Kevin Anderson (ATP-11) and the 30-year-old American Sam Querrey (ATP-12) will compete Sunday for the title in the ATP tournament of New York (668.460). The first edition of the hardcourttoernooi on Long Island gives it a final between the first two reekshoofden.
First seed Anderson had in his semi-final, 2 hours and 11 minutes for the Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori (ATP-27) 6-1, 3-6 and 7-6 (7/4) to turn it off. Querrey struggled in 1 hour and 58 minutes with a 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 and 6-3 over the fourth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (ATP-25).
Anderson, at the end of last season, a finalist at the US Open in New York, played all fourteen ATP-finals, but there could still only three titles from puren, in each case on a hard court. This year he was runner-up in Pune. Querrey, also a hardcourtspecialist, in his eighteenth final, the first this season, for an eleventh title.
In the mutual confrontation leads Querrey with 9-7, on a hard court is the 6-6 right. Anderson won last year the last two duels. In August, he defeated Querrey in the eighth-finals in Toronto with 6-4 and 6-1, and a month later he switched to the American at the US Open in the quarter-finals with 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (9/11), 6-3 and 7-6 (9/7).