Rafael Nadal banks third U.S. Open title
September 11, 2017 | 11:42 AM
by Times TV

A relentless Rafael Nadal thumps Kevin Anderson to win the U.S. Open, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career.

A second grand slam title of the season for Rafael Nadal and the sixteenth of the Spaniard's career.

The world number one thumping Kevin Anderson to win the U.S. open on Sunday (September 10) charging to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory over the towering South African.

As brilliant as he was business-like, Nadal kept Anderson under constant pressure, denying the 31-year-old a single break point.

For Anderson, a grand slam breakthrough was not to be. His booming serve having no impact against a near-perfect performance from Nadal in front of a sold-out crowd, which in the end watched on as the Spaniard punched his hands into the air in victory, with one finger raised to signal his status as number one in New York and the world.

It marked the fourth U.S. Open final and third title for Nadal but the first time without Novak Djokovic on the other side of the net.

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