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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87 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Kevin Anderson to win US Open

  1. Joan Hall

    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!!

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  2. Madeleine

    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 🇿🇦

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  3. Catherine Bale

    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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  4. Arlenka

    love, love, love you – you are truly the best and cried tears of joy for you my dearest Rafa when you won – love you – your 70 year old fan forever.

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  5. Jean Sober

    An almost complete new experience for Nadal and his fans in the months ahead, especially compared to the last three seasons. We can sit back and relax for once during October and November and see how this part of the season spins out for Rafael. Even if Nadal does not win anything anymore, the season has been a huge success. Surely, we don’t want him to lose another time (or more) to Roger. But in the end, tennis is about winning majors. Rafa won 2, and that is what counts most. An in form Nadal, by the way, will not lose to Roger again like he did in Q1 where he mentally seemed OK, but in terms of lethal tennis was not there yet (that arrived when the clay season started and brilliantly he found back that form in the last 4 matches of the US Open). Let’s hope he stays healthy and will be ready to compete for Aussie Open and RG in 2018, where new chances will arrive for sure.

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  6. Just pure magnificent . Rafa is a fabulous unbelievable brilliant & super player & champion . Saw the match from at 1.45 am & was riveted at the sheer class. Rafa brings joy & passion . He was just too good. Congrats to Kevin too for a superb display.

    Great going Rafa . Love to watch you play champ .

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  7. Just pure magnificent . Rafa is a fabulous unbelievable brilliant & super player & champion . Saw the match from at 1.45 am & was riveted at the sheer class. Rafa brings joy & passion . He was just too too good. Congrats to Kevin too for a superb display.

    Great going Rafa . Love to watch you play champ .

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  8. Jean Sober

    Vamos Rafa! What a win, what a fantastic attitude throughout the entire final, superb and unimaginable three, two and one year ago. Rafa is the ultimate warrior and comeback kid. Never ever count out Rafael Nadal. Now we enjoy the rest of the season, knowing that the important stuff is in the bag. And next season we move another step closer to that slam record. Rafa can do it and will do it, Goat!

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  9. Ian bryson

    Absolutely fantastic a great player a great person and a great champion what a comeback it has been for rafa.
    pat cash is talking rubbish the same accusation could be laid at Murray’s door he became no 1 with out Rafa and Roger as did Novak to a certain extent but they have been found out. you can only beat who is in front of you and rafa did just that.
    Numero Uno and deservedly so

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  10. Hearty Congratulations dear Rafael on your 16th Grand Slam victory.May you have more success through out the year and years to come.God bless you, your family and team.Keep on growing stronger and stronger.

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