Kevin Anderson faces the biggest match of his career in the US Open semi-finals tonight at 10pm SA time. Photo: Julio Cortez/AP

Halala, Sangoma! Out goes baba Roger and on to the semis goes Mzansi’s Kevin “Yankee” Anderson at the US Open in New York.

I hope you backed our big Kev these last couple of rounds, because now he could well be among the favourites.

Tonight Anderson at 4/10 plays Pablo Carreno-Busta at 2/1, tipped rather unfairly. Back the latter to take a couple of sets.

The other semi-final sees Juan Martin del Potro at 22/10 v Rafael Nadal at 4/10. Remember my notions last week? Go with the Argentine and his boisterous band of blues and whites.

By the time these bones are perused, the writing will be on the wall for the all Stars-and-Stripes affair in the women’s semi-finals. Hawe ma, it may be a risk to say anything at all.

I’ll cast a gander and say there may be a youngster in Sloane Stephens, but age is key come Sunday morning, meisies.

It’s back to domestic footy after the international break, which saw a shocker from Bafana Bafana.

There’s some real thick sauce this weekend, with the Citizens at home at a precarious 9/10 against those firing Scousers at 14/10.

Then it’s “right off” Rooney’s bunch Everton (the less said, the better) at 28/10 who host never-at-home Spurs at 1/1, and aloof Leicester (7/2) v Chelski (7/10) and Stoke v United.

Away is the way, but I’d say with caution (so +draw), goals over two in all.

Allister Coetzee’s Springboks have won five Tests in a row in 2017. Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Over sundowners into the dirtbin of Sunday’s sunset, there’s the impressive Burnley (13/10) v precious Palace (22/10), Swansea (13/10) v Newcastle (22/10). Go with all things poise, larney. It’s always best at home on the Lord’s day.

Under Monday night lights, we are served a young dose of EPL in an average West Ham (9/10) versus a rather punchy Huddersfield team at 33/10.

Hudders are well worth the value, so why not a plus draw of 7/10 to wash up your multiple bets.

The Rugby Championship is back, and the Aussies are favourites at 8/10, but nigh is the time for the Boks.

We have the mettle of late with a lovely five games on the go, but the real test is here for Toetie’s boys. Go straight for the win, with its value at 11/10.

Argentina are off to the long white cloud and I’m not sure they have a chance. Let me rephrase: Abanachance. No chance. But this is the world of betting, so look at the spread bet of 29 points.

There is also some Currie Cup, if anybody cares. It can be a lekker ding to juice up the odds if picked plum.

Perky Pumas in pink at Nelspruit as the Sharks pay a visit, while the other game is between Griquas and the Lions in good hole Kimberley. (No odds yet).

I fancy Griquas and, of course, back our boytjies, the Sharks.

Lest we forget, NFL was kicking off this morning and New England raised their champs flag and surely choked Kansas City’s Chiefs. Pity SuperSport shows us nada – and all the moola we pay. Over and out!

The Mercury