Anderson will play Rafa Nadal in the final on Sunday, and this is how the SA sports fraternity celebrated the milestone.
You can also enjoy Twitter videos of how Anderson made it happen. Oh, and one follower believes this makes up for Bafana Bafana's disappointments against Cape Verde. We are not so sure about that.
congratulations Kevin Anderson you just made the whole nation of Africa proud. we proud of calling you one of are own #USOpen— Lutho_ Ngazi _kayi1 (@LuthoKayi1) September 8, 2017
Kevin Anderson, the world No 32, is the lowest-ranked US Open men's singles finalist since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973.— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) September 8, 2017
Excuse me. Kevin Anderson is probably the hardest working players on the tour. Educate yourself before you speak. Goodbye— Carpe Diem (@PaulyC128) September 6, 2017
Kevin Anderson (Eurosport) pic.twitter.com/dMdZjfNgNl— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) September 8, 2017
Let's congratulate Kevin Anderson for being the first South African tennis player to reach semis in a major tournament. to Bafana Bafana. pic.twitter.com/JfIwqbS89F— Kgoshi ya Lebowa (@Marcellomj) September 6, 2017
Illinois' Kevin Anderson is 1st player with college ties to reach a Slam singles final since Todd Martin (Northwestern) in the 1999 US Open. pic.twitter.com/l2A83vbN1C— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) September 8, 2017