Nadal wins US Open for 16th major title

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot from Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during the men’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK (AP), September 11 — Rafael Nadal won his 16th Grand Slam title by sweeping Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in the U.S. Open final.
It’s the third U.S. Open title for Nadal, who won two majors this year for the first time since 2013.

The 28th-seeded Anderson was bidding to become the lowest-ranked U.S. Open champion ever.

Nadal’s win was inspiring. For an old guy, all of 31 years old, it was remarkable to see him win over a much younger competitor. In fact, Nadal dominated the entire match.

Nadal certain tired in the third set and his obsessiveness and compulsion appeared to get worse. Nevertheless, his will to win and his amazing training got him through to win this major title.



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