Nadal looking to win 16th Grand Slam title
The men’s singles final of the US Open is upon us and it will see South Africa’s Kevin Anderson against two-time US Open winner and 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal. No prizes for guessing who is the favourite here. Nadal is the top seed and he has a 4-0 head-to-head record against Anderson. The only meeting before this between the two players in a Grand Slam was at the 2016 Australian Open that Nadal won in straight sets. Catch live scores and updates of the US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson here.
If there ever was a battle of contradictions, this is it. Kevin Anderson’s best finish before this tournament in a Grand Slam was a fourth round finish at the 2014 French Open. If he manages to win here, he will be the lowest ranked Grand Slam winner since World No 44 Gaston Gaudio won French Open in 2004. Nadal, on the other hand, has won 15 Grand Slam titles, twice at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. He is the current World No. 1 which is also the fourth time he has reached the summit of the ATP rankings. This year, he reached final of the Australian Open and won the French Open without dropping a set.