Rafael Nadal, the 31-year old Spaniard won his third US Open by beating Kevin Anderson, his opponent belonging to South Africa, with a straight-forward 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory. It is the 16th Grand Slam Title of Nadal. He also won another slam this year i.e. French Open in June, thus he gained two grand slam titles in the same year.
He said, “It’s just unbelievable what happened this year. After a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, sometimes playing not good – since the beginning of the season it has been very, very emotional”. While accepting the trophy, Nadal said,“I want to thank everyone for supporting me,”. He added, “I can just say thank you very much to life for that opportunity”.
He also showed gratitude towards his uncle and coach Toni by saying that “I can’t thank him enough for all the things he did for me. Probably without him I would never be playing tennis and it’s great I had somebody like him pushing me all the time.” The tennis player also showed concern about the earthquake victims of the Mexico and the people suffering due to Hurricanes in the Caribbean, Florida.
During the match, Anderson made more unforced errors as compared to the Spanish Champion and failed to make use of the opportunities. However, after the match, he congratulated the Rafael Nadal and said,”I know we’re the same age but I feel like I’ve been watching you my whole life. You’re one of the toughest competitors in the game and one of the greatest ambassadors of our sport. This isn’t the result I always wanted but I’ll keep fighting and I’ll be back.”
We also wish congratulations to Rafael Nadal and hope that he gets a huge success in his career.