September 8, 2017 / 7:03 AM / a year ago

FACTBOX-Tennis-Pablo Carreno Busta v Kevin Anderson - player profiles

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A look at the form and records of Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and South Africa’s Kevin Anderson ahead of their semi-final encounter at the U.S. Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

12-Pablo Carreno Busta

The 26-year-old Spaniard has not dropped a set at the U.S. Open so far and rarely been troubled apart from the clash against Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

He will face his toughest test yet in the semi-finals against Kevin Anderson, who has won on both occasions the two have played each other.

Carreno Busta, who has three career singles titles, including one in Estoril this year, is gunning for his maiden grand slam.

28-Kevin Anderson

The big-serving Anderson became the first South African man or woman to reach the semi-finals at the U.S. Open in the Open era with his gritty win over Sam Querrey.

Arguably playing the best tennis of his career, Anderson has fired 92 aces in the tournament so far and has been aggressive in his approach as he too targets his first major.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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