Key numbers from Rafael Nadal's US Open win

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Rafael Nadal defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win the men's singles title at the US Open in New York on Sunday. Here are some of the key numbers from the Spaniard's first hard-court title in over three and a half years:


Nadal's count of Grand Slam singles titles now stands at 16, firmly in second place behind Roger Federer (19) and ahead of Pete Sampras (14), Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson (12 each), and Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg (11 each).


The number of Grand Slam finals Nadal has appeared in, with a win-loss record of 16-7. In men's tennis, only Federer (29) has appeared in more major finals than the Spaniard, who is followed by Djokovic (21), Ivan Lendl (19) and Sampras (18).


The number of Grand Slam matches Nadal has won in his career, behind Federer (325), Djokovic (237), Jimmy Connors (233) and ahead of Andre Agassi (224)


Nadal's tally of hard-court titles, which includes his run to winning singles gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics


The Spaniard's overall title count, with 53 of those won on clay and four on grass. Nadal stands fifth on the all-time list, behind Connors (109), Lendl (94), Federer (93), and John McEnroe (77).


The number of days - or three years, eight months and six days - since Nadal's last hard-court title, at the Qatar Open in Doha on January 4, 2014. The Spaniard had to progress through a draw of just 32 and Gael Monfils was the only notable player he had to beat en route to the title. Nadal's last major hard-court title was at the 2013 US Open. Since Doha 2014, Nadal has a 1-8 win-loss record in hard-court finals.


With his titles in Paris and New York, Nadal has now won multiple Grand Slams in a season for the fourth time, having previously done so in 2008 (French Open and Wimbledon), 2010 (French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and 2013 (French Open and US Open).

Federer leads that list, having won multiple majors in a season six times, followed by Emerson's five, while Sampras has also done so on four occasions.


Nadal's win in New York makes it only the second time in the history of men's tennis - and first in the Open Era - that two men have won multiple Grand Slams in the same year. The only other time was in 1967, when John Newcombe and Roy Emerson won two majors each.


The Spaniard has now won the French Open and the US Open in the same year on three occasions, the most in men's tennis. Nadal previously won in Paris and New York in 2013 and 2010. Rod Laver and Ivan Lendl have managed the feat twice each.

Nadal also becomes the third player aged 30 and above to win multiple Grand Slams in a year, after Roger Federer (2017) and Laver (1969).


With Nadal's victory, all four majors this year have been won by men aged 30 and above. The last time this happened was in 1969, when Laver, at 31, won all four Grand Slams to complete the Calendar Slam.

(Statistics courtesy of ESPN's Statistics and Information Group)