NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rafael Nadal is in the US Open final after a 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory Saturday over Richard Gasquet that the Spaniard took easily despite losing serve for the first time in the tournament.
The second-seeded Nadal will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday.
This is the first time since 1996 that both U.S. Open finals will pit No. 1 vs. No. 2. On Sunday, top-seeded Serena Williams plays second-seeded Victoria Azarenka for the women’s title.
Nadal extended his streak without losing a service game to 73 before eighth-seeded Gasquet broke him in the fourth game of the second set. Both players held through the tiebreaker, which Nadal won easily.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- 10 Quarterbacks Who Might Be Jets’ Starter Next Season
- Report: Yankees Give Chapman Largest Contract Ever For Closer
- Boomer & Carton: The Best, Jerry, The Best!!!
- Boomer & Carton: Yanks Bring Chapman Back, Mets Sticking To The Plan And Knicks Get Whooped
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)