Tennis - Nadal races to third US Open, 16th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal lifts the US Open trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson (AFP Photo/TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

- Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. 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 to take his Grand Slam tally to 16, just three behind Roger Federer. "It's a very special two weeks for me. It's unbelievable what's happened this year after some seasons with serious injuries and not playing very well," said Nadal. "It's been an emotional year since the Australian Open. I played a high level of tennis and winning here in New York again it's unbelievable."

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