World No. 1, Rafael Nadal, claimed his 16th Grand Slam, in a deserved win over world No. 32 Kevin Anderson in the final of the U.S Open on Sunday.

 

Nadal also won the French Open earlier in June, with the U.S Open his second major title this year and for the first time since winning his last U.S Open title in 2013.

 

The Spaniard had a dominant win as he lost just 15 points on serve without facing a single break point in the match. Nadal, who was appearing in his 23rd Grand Slam Final title won the match in three straight sets 6-3 6-3 6-4.

 

Kevin Anderson was on the verge of becoming South Africa’s first Grand Slam Champion, after Johan Kriek who won the Australian Open in 1981, but the King of Clay ensured he again conquered HardCourt as he wrapped up the match in two hours 27 minutes.

 

Rafael Nadal closed on the gap with Roger Federer’s World record of 19 Grand Slam titles with a difference of three.

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