Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Kevin Anderson in the finals.
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Kevin Anderson in the finals.
Nadal reacts after  winning the first set.
Nadal reacts after winning the first set.
Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Rafael Nadal of Spain pose with USTA President Katrina Adams during the trophy ceremony.
Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Rafael Nadal of Spain pose with USTA President Katrina Adams during the trophy ceremony.
Fans watch as Rafael Nadal takes on Kevin Anderson of  during the finals at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Fans watch as Rafael Nadal takes on Kevin Anderson of during the finals at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Nadal and Anderson pose with their respective trophies during the trophy ceremony.
Nadal and Anderson pose with their respective trophies during the trophy ceremony.
Photographers click pictures as Nadal poses with the Trophy.
Photographers click pictures as Nadal poses with the Trophy.
Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the US Open championship trophy.
Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the US Open championship trophy.
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Kevin Anderson in the finals.
Nadal reacts after  winning the first set.
Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Rafael Nadal of Spain pose with USTA President Katrina Adams during the trophy ceremony.
Fans watch as Rafael Nadal takes on Kevin Anderson of  during the finals at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Nadal and Anderson pose with their respective trophies during the trophy ceremony.
Photographers click pictures as Nadal poses with the Trophy.
Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the US Open championship trophy.

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US Open: Nadal Clinches 16th Grand Slam

Team Republic |

Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch — and that's exactly what it was.

His game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win his third championship at Flushing Meadows.

It is the No. 1-ranked Nadal's second Grand Slam title of the year and 16th overall. Among men, only Roger Federer has more, with 19.Each of those two longtime rivals won two of the four majors in 2017, marking a return of both to the heights of their sport.

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Sixteen Grand Slam titles and still counting, ‘King Rafa’ is back to where he belongs.

The US Open win is like an icing on the cake to an already illustrious career of Rafael Nadal, as he beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win his third US Open title at Flushing Meadows.

The current World No. 1 and the reigning US Open Champion has shown to the world the greatness that he still possesses on the court and his appetite for winning trophies is second to none.

 

 

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