This is just the seventh time in the Open era that a grand slam final has been contested by a pair of players aged 30 and over and the first at the US Open since 2002 when Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi.
The Spaniard is odds-on favourite to beat Anderson and win his first major title away from the French Open since the second of his titles in NY in 2013 and match Roger Federer by claiming two Grand Slams this season. "I don't know if the team hug is the right thing to do for the finals but I felt it was the appropriate thing to do", Anderson said.
Nadal's path to the final has only included one seeded opponent, 24th-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro in the semfinal. The top-seeded Spaniard faces 28-seed Kevin Anderson.
The somewhat unheralded 31 year old Anderson, ranked 32 in the world prior to the event, had only reached one Grand Slam quarter-final previously in his career, and it's very hard to rationalise quite how nervous he will be on the big stage against a seasoned campaigner who has been in Slam finals many times before.
He is the lowest-ranked men's finalist since the ATP rankings began in 1973, but is still being tipped by some tennis insiders as a dark horse from the get-go. Both players have met four times in the past, with Nadal winning all of those matches. He was able to be back and play his best tennis now in his career so I'm happy for him because I've known him since we were 12 years old. In their lone grand slam match at the 2015 Australian Open, the Spaniard won in straight sets.
Should this year's last major final end with anything but another piece of hardware in Nadal's hands, it will be one of the greatest sports upsets of 2017 so far. He prevailed at Flushing Meadows in 2010 and 2013, besides suffering a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2014 final. Catch live scores and updates of the US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson here.
The four remaining launchers have been on standby at an unidentified US base in South Korea, pending the alliance's decision. The police tried to disperse the protesters, but some of them attempted to entry the building, which prompted the clashes.
Yellen's predecessor, Ben Bernanke, served two terms from 2006-2014, spanning both the Bush and Obama presidencies. The resignation of Stanley Fischer, 73, creates another vacancy on the council that oversees the USA central bank.
Made for only $35M, audiences are now officially getting a Chapter 2 after helping change the landscape of current cinema. All of the Losers will return although it's unclear who will play the adult versions of these characters.
Facebook has been under the microscope for months to explain how its platform was exploited during the last presidential campaign. Following the election, Facebook released a 13 page statement outlining strategies for fighting fake news on its platform.
The Mumbai Press Club, in alliance with other media organisations, held a candle-light vigil seeking justice for Lankesh. Union minister Ananth Kumar said the state government should probe the murder and arrest the killers.
Their confidence and resilience has been strong all season, and there's no reason to believe that will change any time soon. The Chicago Cubs didn't have much to show tonight in the first Friday night game regular season game at Wrigley Field.
I'm at a loss", she asks her readers, before concluding: "I think it's partly because I'm a woman". "The answers were always yes". Clinton writes that she takes "responsibility for all" of her mistakes, adding, "I was the candidate".
Together with Prince Harry, William and Kate have taken a leading role in marking the 20th anniversary of Diana's death. The rules also allowed members of the Royal Family to marry a Roman Catholic and still become king or queen.
As usual in its marketing, T-Mobile positioned the new offer as a more savvy move than its competitors AT&T and Verizon . CEO John Legere introduced the " Netflix on Us" program while lampooning the competition in his hilarious v-log (below).
Once I got broken in the third, I just kept telling myself just try to figure it out, just get as many balls in as you can". Yesh: Kanepi has had the most under-the-radar dream run at a Slam that I can remember. "My energy dropped.
The U.S. military frequently responds to North Korean actions with a show-of-force display of its attack aircraft. "We're not talking to the North Koreans right now", Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.
Crane collapses in Miami as winds from Hurricane Irma blow in
She told The Associated Press that from her 14th floor apartment, she saw the crane toppled over where it hit another building. According to reports from city officials, the crane fell on Biscayne Boulevard, located in the heart of downtown Miami .
Dancing With the Stars
Headlining the show will be Nick and Vanessa Lachey , athletes Derek Fisher and Terrell Owens and 80's pop star Debbie Gibson . The full Dancing with the Stars 25 cast was revealed on Wednesday morning, and for the most part, the rumors were true.
3-magnitude 'explosion' detected in North Korea, says USGS
However, this does appears to be the biggest and most successful nuclear test by North Korea to date - and the messaging is clear. Suga said imposing restrictions on the North's trade in crude oil and oil products is "one of the options" Japan might seek.
Financial firms raising alarm over U.S. debt ceiling
That could be a tough sell to some House Republicans, who are likely to vote only for the disaster relief funding. Members of US Congress return from summer recess Tuesday with the eyes of bond traders squarely upon them.
Froome retains Vuelta red jersey
Tomorrow is a rest day, and racing resumes on Tuesday (September 5) with a 40.2km time trial from Circuito de Navarra to Logrono. Lopez then set off on his own to pass breakaway rider Adam Yates and power his way to the summit finish at Alto Hoya de la Mora.
Georgia QB Jacob Eason leaves season opener with knee injury
The offense had four and the special teams unit had one. "But we're looking forward to seeing what we can do against those guys". In the fourth quarter, Fromm yielded the huddle to Brice Ramsey - who for a third-string quarterback isn't a bad backup punter.