Rafael Nadal Wins US Open Title Defeating Kevin Anderson
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.