Rafael Nadal Wins US Open Ti­tle De­feat­ing Kevin An­der­son

The Day After - - SPORTS -

World num­ber one Nadal de­feated South Africa’s world num­ber 32 Kevin An­der­son 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in a bru­tally one-sided US Open fi­nal dur­ing which he did not face a break point. It was his 16th Grand Slam ti­tle that Nadal cel­e­brated cit­ing ‘one of the best sea­sons of his ca­reer.’ Nadal also claimed an un­prece­dented 10th French Open in June af­ter fin­ish­ing run­ner-up to Roger Fed­erer at the Aus­tralian Open. Had he got­ten the bet­ter of Gilles Muller at Wim­ble­don, where he lost the fi­nal set of his fourth-round clash 15-13, the year might have been even more mem­o­rable.

“I have been win­ning ti­tles, play­ing three fi­nals of Grand Slams, so that’s a lot. That’s so dif­fi­cult,” said Nadal. Nadal’s win at the US Open last fort­night was the lat­est chap­ter in an epic story of dom­i­na­tion by the sport’s su­per­stars.

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