A 16th Grand Slam caps a brilliant revival year for a tennis all-timer. Plus: Sloane Stephens delivers!

New York

Nobody was going to beat Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open this year. Let’s be real, folks.

It may not have felt certain going in, but it felt so by the middle of last week, when Nadal’s famed rival, Roger Federer, got whomped out of the quarterfinals by Juan Martin del Potro, wrecking another chance for a Nadal vs. Federer match to happen in Queens. (Foiled six times, Rafa vs. Roger at the U.S. Open is truly Charlie...

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