Our event of the day...
is the Men’s Singles Final of the US Open between Rafael Nadal and South Africa’s Kevin Anderson at Flushing Meadows, New York. Both of the semi-finals were decided within four sets as 28th seed Anderson beat 12th seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta to reach his first Grand Slam final, while Nadal looked imperious in his win over 24th seed, Argentinian Juan Martín del Potro. The Spaniard will be the heavy favourite, with Anderson the lowest-ranked player to contest the US Open men’s singles final since rankings began - he is currently ranked as number 32 in the world. Anderson will take confidence from the fact that he has beaten higher-seeded players in each of the last two rounds, but this is sure to be his greatest challenge yet.
A Nadal victory will result in his 16th Grand Slam title - meaning he will sit just 3 behind Roger Federer in the all time rankings. We are poised for a gripping conclusion to what has been a fascinating tournament.
go to MotoGP as the thirteenth grand prix of the season, the Grand Prix San Marino e Riviera di Rimini takes place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli near Rimini, Italy. Maverick Viñales is first on the grid with World standings leader Andrea Dovizioso in second and Marc Marquez in third.
The Rugby Union Aviva Premiership continues as Worcester Warriors host Wasps at Sixways Stadium. The Great North Run half marathon takes place from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields. In NRL finals series rugby league, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks host the North Queensland Cowboys at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. It’s also the final stage of the Vuelta a España as the riders travel 117.6km from Arroyomolinos towards the finish line in Madrid. Team Sky’s Chris Froome is currently leading the way and should seal victory today. There is a full Sunday schedule of 12 NFL games, the Seattle Seahawks at the Green Bay Packers is the pick of the action.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
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