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Kevin Anderson’s mom says US open feature makes everything ‘worthwhile’

Anderson is the first South African in 14 years to feature in the United States Open semifinals, where he will take on Pablo Carrenyo Busta.

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson. Picture: @usopen/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Kevin Anderson's mother says it's a dream come true to see her son on the cusp of South African tennis history.

Anderson is the first South African in 14 years to feature in the United States Open semifinals, where he will take on Pablo Carrenyo Busta.

The 31-year-old's previous best result in a major competition was reaching the quarter-finals at flushing meadows.

His mother Barbra Anderson says while the road has been long, it's been worthwhile.

“Well it’s so big, it’s almost indescribable. I think our emotions were the same as Kevin’s. After the match, he had an interview where he was almost like lost for words and that’s how we were. We just can’t believe it and it's made everything so worthwhile.”