Nadal outclasses Anderson to win 16th grand slam at US Open

The world number one has enjoyed a tremendous year, and his 6-3 6-3 6-4 triumph added to his 10th French Open crown secured in June.

It marked the fourth time, and first since 2013, that Nadal has claimed multiple grand slams in a season.

The Spanish great, 31, is back to within three majors of Roger Federer, who has won the most of any man with 19, after clinching a first hard-court grand slam since his 2013 success in New York.