US Open: Nadal beats Kevin Anderson to win

Rachel Hardy
September 12, 2017

World No.1 Rafael Nadal of Spain will play for the US Open title after beating Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 3-1.

- Michael Chang beats Ivan Lendl in the fourth round, then Stefan Edberg in the final, 1989: Chang was 17 and remains the youngest man to win a Grand Slam title.

Rafael Nadal will play for his 16th Grand Slam title and third at the U.S. Open when he faces No. 28 seed Kevin Anderson in the final.

After an injury-plagued 2016, Nadal's fortunes improved drastically this year, on Sunday adding the US Open title to his 10th French Open triumph to take his haul of majors to 16. He was 16 for 16 at the net during Sunday's US Open final as he picked the ideal and right moments to come forward and showed no mercy when finishing the points with those volleys.

Sure, the 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Anderson, the tallest Grand Slam finalist in history, is equipped with a booming serve - he's been broken only five times across 108 service games over the past two weeks - and so, in theory, the South African could make Nadal uncomfortable.

"After the first two, three months of the season, you see that I am playing well, and if I am playing well on clay, I normally am going to have my chances".

It'll be quite interesting to wait and watch what will happen next year.This is because Novak and Murray would be back up and running after their injury layoffs.Whether the toughest rivalries will be back track is a question, but we could witness what happens once we cross the bridge.Let us hope for a better season of the game.

At the end of 2015, many thought Nadal might be finished.

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Then Nadal sprung to new life in 2017, winning two of the year's four Grand Slams and looking as fit as ever - a ideal role model for Woods, offering both a roadmap and inspiration for a Woods comeback, if the golfer's body will let him travel that path.

There is one thing that bothers me.

In the first round, while Nadal won easily his service games, Anderson, is particularly vulnerable on his second bullet of service, was quickly under pressure: it took him as well to fight nearly ten minutes to win his second game of service.

" It is a very special year, no?"

"People talk about how physical tennis is, but here he is at 31 winning two grand slams, right behind Federer. Now I am not that much surprised", said Nadal. I have a great team and a great family that supports me and believes in me.

"I'm very happy with all the things that are happening to me, win this title again". Yeah, I have this trophy with me again here in NY. "Because us three, we still won a lot of things, and probably even Roger and me or Novak even much more than we ever dreamed".

"I still want to compete and still feel the nerves every time that I go on court, While that keeps happening, I will be here".

If someone had told me then that I would win the US Open, 'It's impossible, ' I would say.

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