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Stylish Nadal makes it six of the best in China

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the China Open trophy. Photo: Reuters
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the China Open trophy. Photo: Reuters

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World number one Rafael Nadal demolished Nick Kyrgios to win his sixth title of the season at the China Open.

The Spaniard won nine games in a row on his way to a 6-2 6-1 victory to reclaim the trophy he last won in 2005.

It was another Jekyll and Hyde performance from unpredictable Kyrgios, who battled bravely to fend off five break points in his opening service game.

However, having then been angered by a line call, the Australian proceeded to complain to the umpire at two changes of end, which eventually cost him a penalty point at the start of the eighth game.

Nadal clinched his second break to take the first set and, despite a spirited response from Kyrgios, there was no stopping the 31-year-old.

In Tokyo, David Goffin captured his second ATP title in a week at the Japan Open. The Belgian, fresh from winning the Shenzhen Open, beat Adrian Mannarino of France 6-3 7-5.

Goffin has now moved into the final automatic qualification spot for next month's ATP finals in London.

Meanwhile, Caroline Garcia beat new world No 1 Simona Halep to claim the China Open.

The 23-year-old, fresh from winning the Wuhan Open last weekend, held her nerve for a thrilling 6-4 7-6 (7/3) victory.

Halep, who will top the rankings for the first time when they come out today, wasted nine break points before Garcia held serve in a pivotal seventh game of the second set.

Garcia, of France, went on to take the tie-break to claim a first career win over her Romanian opponent.

Irish Independent

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