RAFAEL NADAL WINS 3RD US OPEN TITLE
Rafael Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win his third US Open men’s singles title. This is his 16th Grand Slam. It is the No. 1-ranked Nadal’s second Grand Slam title of the year and 16th overall. Among men, only longtime rival Roger Federer has more, with 19.
LEARNING WITH TIMES
Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open, the US Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam. The four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexi cushion in Australia, clay at Roland Garros, grass at Wimbledon and Decoturf at the US Open. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open are the four Grand Slam tournaments. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open in May/June, and Wimbledon in June/July, and the US Open in August/September.