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Rafael Nadal vs Kevin Anderson US Open tennis 2017 final video highlights

Rafael defeated Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 for his third US Open title and his 16th career Grand Slam crown after having taken a 10th French Open trophy in June at Roland Garros.

tennis Updated: Sep 11, 2017 09:11 IST
Rafael Nadal holds the US Open trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson in the men’s singles final.
Rafael Nadal holds the US Open trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson in the men’s singles final.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson.

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The world number one, the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013, added the US title to the record 10th French Open he captured in June. Old rival Roger Federer won the season’s other two Slams at the Australian Open, beating Nadal in the final, and Wimbledon in an illustration of the two Grand Slam greats’ enduring appeal and power.

Nadal’s Grand Slam tally is just three behind Federer’s record 19.

For Nadal, it was his fifth title of the year and 74th of his career while the $3.7 million (3.07 euros) winner’s prize boosted his earnings to a shade under $90 million. (with inputs from AFP)