Rafael Nadal cruised to his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a crushing victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in New York.
Hoisting a Grand Slam trophy for the 16th time…
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The world number one overcame his opponent in three sets, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4 in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows.
The 31 year-old Spaniard has now won two Slams in the same year for the first time since 2013 after having won the French Open in June.
Nadal described his year so far as unbelievable given the injuries and lapses in form over the past couple of years.
Roger Federer remains at the top of the men’s all-time Grand Slam list with 19 titles, three ahead of Nadal, who has now won 10 French titles, three US, two Wimbledon and one Australian.