Rafael Nadal wins third US Open, 16th Grand Slam title

World number one Rafael Nadal won his 16th Grand Slam title and third US Open crown on Sunday by defeating South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The 31-year-old left-hander captured the top prize of $3.7 million (3.07 million euros) and his second Grand Slam crown of the year after taking his 10th French Open title in June. 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…

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Nadal trounces Anderson for 16th Grand Slam

World Number one Rafa Nadal trounced South African Kevin Anderson in three straight sets 6-3 6-3 6-4 to lift his 16th Grand Slam trophy, his third in New York. Nadal broke Anderson in the first set to go up 4-3, after the two players had held serve three games apiece. Nadal reaped bountifully from Anderson’s erratic forehand, such that midway in the first set, he had logged 20 unforced errors. Nadal and Anderson after the game Sunday’s final marked Nadal’s fourth and the first time that he did not have…

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