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Nadal beats Kyrgios in Beijing to win sixth title of the season

Nadal beats Kyrgios in Beijing to win sixth title of the season

Tennis world number one Rafael Nadal lifted his sixth title this year after easing past Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-1 in the final of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.

The 31-year-old French and US Open champion won nine games in a row on his way to reclaiming the trophy for the first time in 12years.

In the women’s single final earlier on Sunday, France’s Caroline Garcia beat new world number one Simona Halep 6-4 7-6 (7-3) for her second successive title after victory at the Wuhan Open.

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She hit 17 winners and saved nine break points in the second set to move into the eighth and final qualifying spot for coming Singapore tournament.

At the Japan Open in Tokyo, Belgian fourth seed, David Goffin beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 24 minutes to win his second ATP title in one week.

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

 

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