PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Kevin Anderson to win US Open

World number one Rafael Nadal has beaten Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2017 US Open. It’s Rafa’s 3rd title in the event and his 16th major tournament triumph overall, which is astonishing.

Throughout the game, Rafa had seven aces and 23 unforced errors. He definitely showed he was the No. 1 ranked men’s tennis player in the world. He broke Anderson’s serve twice in the first set, the 7th and 9th games to win it 6-3. He continued in the same style in the next two sets – unstoppable. Our champ lost just 15 points on serve in the entire match, did not face a break point and won all 16 points he finished at the net. Wow!

It is a very special two weeks for me, but first I want to say congratulations to Kevin who has come back better than ever after some tough injuries. You are a great example to all the players on tour.

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. To close the Grand Slam year with a win in New York, brings me to a higher energy because the crowd is unbelievable here.

On Uncle Toni: I can’t thank him enough for all the things he did for me. Probably without him I would never be playing tennis and it’s great I had somebody like him pushing me all the time.

(via BBC)

Congratulations Rafa! 

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  1. Congratulations Rafa. You are amazing, unbelievable, such a strong positive person and humble too. So happy for you. Wish you all the best as you continue being healthy!!

  2. Love to watch you play Rafa, so dedicated and passionate and a gentleman to boot! I never miss a match. You are a great example for the youngsters out there! Can’t wait to see what you do next year! Greetings and salutations from South Africa 🇿🇦

  3. Congratulations Rafa am so happy for you! What a great year You have had and I have watched every bit of it. From your very excited Rafa fan from Australia xx

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