Rafael Nadal wins US Open for his 16th Grand Slam title

Nadal defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to grab the prestigious title.

Sep 11, 2017 09:28 IST
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Rafael Nadal on 10 September 2017 won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title in New York.

Nadal defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to grab the prestigious title.

The Spaniard has now won two Slams in the same year for the first time since 2013, having won the French Open in June 2017.

About Rafael Nadal

Born on 3 June 1986, Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player.

He is called as "The King of Clay".

He has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 30 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 18 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer).

In 2010, he became the seventh player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24.

After Andre Agassi, he is the second male player to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.

Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay.

He became the only man to win the same tournament 10 times by winning the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2017.

In 2011, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

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About US Open

The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament.

Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam each year. The other three grand slams are the Australian Open, the French Open and the Wimbledon.

The US Open is held annually.

The US Open is owned and organized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), a not-for-profit organization.

The US Open is the only Grand Slam that employs tiebreakers in every set of a match.

The Women's Singles title of the 2017 US Open is won by Sloane Stephens.

The winners of the 2017 US Open Men’s Doubles title are Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău.

The winners of the 2017 US Open Women’s Doubles title are Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis.

The winners of the 2017 US Open Mixed Doubles title are Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray.

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