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.