Rafael Nadal reaches U.S. Open final

Updated: September 11, 2010, 9:19 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal was methodical from the moment he got to Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday morning. Mary Jo Fernandez had to wait to interview him outside of the locker room before the match. His opponent Mikhail Youzhny waited bouncing at the net for Nadal to approach for the coin toss, and CBS had to wait until 12:26 for a match slated for a noon broadcast window.

Worse for Youzhny, Nadal was just as patient once the match started. In a shirt a shade brighter than a tennis ball, ...

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