World Number Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson in the men's singles finals on Sunday to win the 2017 US Open title. Nadal beat the big serving South African in the title clash played out in front of a jam packed Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA in Flushing Meadows, New York. Nadal who had won the US Open in 2010 and 2013 added a third US Open crown to his kitty.
Nadal has once again proved that he has the pedigree to win grand slam on other surfaces apart from his favorite clay.Of his 16 Slams, 3 have come on the hard courts at US Open and
Here are the glittering achievements of Rafael Nadal
1. Nadal has the won the most French Open titles in the Open Era. Nadal has clinched the men’s singles crown at Roland Garros a record ten times.
2. Nadal has been ranked the number one player for 144 weeks on the ATP tour.
3 Nadal is one of the five players besides Rod Laver, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Novak Djokovic to achieve a career Grand Slam. He has won all the four majors in his career.
4. Nadal is second on the list of most Grand Slam singles titles won in the Open Era . With 16 Grand Slam titles he is only behind Roger Federer’s haul of 19 titles.
5. Nadal completed a career Golden Slam after winning the Olympic Gold in the men’s singles at 2008 Olympics Games at Beijing
6. Nadal has spearheaded Spain to a titles in Davis Cup .He was part of which lifted the Davis Cup in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011
7. Nadal has the most number to ATP 500 titles. He has won 18 ATP 500 titles.
8. Most ATP Masters Singles titles- 30 (tied with Novak Djokovic)
9. Most Clay court titles on ATP Tour- 53
10 Most Men's singles titles at a single event – 10 Monte Carlo Master