Rafael Nadal clinches his 16th Grand slam title

World Number 1, Rafael Nadal clinched his 16th Grand slam title and a third US Open title  on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson.

it was his fifth title of the year and 74th of his career while the $3.7 million (3.07 euros) winner’s prize boosted his earnings to a shade under $90 million.

“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.”

Nadal also praised his coach and uncle Toni who has coached him since he was three but who will step down from his team at the end of the year.

“I cannot thank him enough,” said the champion.

“Without him I would not be here playing tennis. He gave me strength and motivation. When I had injury problems I got through them because of him.”

Nadal is just three grand slam  behind Federer’s record 19.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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