World number one Rafael Nadal has won his 16th career Grand Slam title after defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the US Open final.
The 31-year-Old Spaniard defeated Grand Slam final debutant Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 in front of a full Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York to claim his third US Open trophy.
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A very happy Nadal told reporters after the victory: “It’s just unbelievable what happened this year,”
“After a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, sometimes playing not good – since the beginning of the season it has been very, very emotional.”
Nadal is now just three Grand Slam away from matching Roger Federer’s record 19 majors