US Open: Nadal wins 16th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in New York. The world number one powered to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows. The Spaniard, 31, has now won two Slams in the same year for the first time since 2013, having won the French Open in June. “It’s just unbelievable what happened this year,” said Nadal. “After a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, sometimes playing not good – since…

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Stephens thrashes Keys to win US Open

Unseeded Sloane Stephens completed a spectacular return from injury by beating fellow American Madison Keys to win the US Open at Flushing Meadows. Stephens, ranked 83rd, beat 15th seed Keys 6-3 6-0 in the final. The 24-year-old was ranked as low as 957th six weeks ago, having only returned from 11 months out with a foot injury at Wimbledon. She becomes only the fifth unseeded woman to win a major title in the Open era. Both women were making their Grand Slam final debuts, and their combined ranking of 99…

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