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Nadal battles Anderson in conflict of styles at U.S. Open

Nadal battles Anderson in conflict of styles at U.S. Open
From Reuters - September 9, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadals quest for a 16th grand slam title will lead to a barrage of big serves when he battles South African Kevin Anderson in a conflict of styles at the U.S. Open final on Sunday.

Both men are 31 years old but have little else in common.

Throughout the tournament, Spanish juggernaut Nadal has been playing the devastating brand of all-court tennis that won him a record-extending 10th French Open in June, mixing punishing groundstrokes and pinpoint serving with relentless defense.

Anderson, who will be playing in the first grand slam final of his career, relies heavily on his huge serve, which topped 135 miles per hour (217 kph) during his four-set battle against Pablo Carreno Busta in their semi-final on Friday.

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