Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as "one of the best of his career" Sunday after winning a third U.S. Open and 16th Grand Slam.Nadal also claimed an unprecedented 10th French Open in June after finishing runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open.From Wimbledon in 2003, an incredible 53 of 58 Slams have now been claimed by just five men – Federer (19), Nadal (16), Novak Djokovic (12) and Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka with three apiece.Probably even Roger and me and Novak, much more than we ever dreamed," he added.To hammer home their enduring appeal and dominance, Federer and Nadal shared the four Slams in 2017 – Federer winning the Australian Open before capturing a record eighth Wimbledon.However, in 2017, Federer and Nadal have won five titles apiece and Monday they were back at number one and two in the world for the first time since 2011 .
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