Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson
Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Kevin Anderson of South Africa.
Nadal's first hardcourt title since January 2014 in Doha
Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men's final in Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. He gave up just 15 points on his serve and won 16 out of 16 net points.
Rafael Nadal of Spain stands with Kevin Anderson of South Africa.
Nadal celebrating his victory
Rafael Nadal with the US Open Trophy
The championship trophy
Rafael Nadal holding the championship trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa.