Rafael Nadal, the World number one defeated Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-1 in the China Open final to win his 6th title of the season.
Although, Kyrgios began well but in 1st set in Beijing, the Australian became frustrated by a line call. This incident continued to bother the temperamental world number 19 and later received a 1 point penalty for continuing to complain.
Nadal won this trophy in 2005 and this time the French and US Open winner won nine games in a row on his way to reclaiming this trophy. The two players looked set for a tight contest as Kyrgios battled to fend off 5 break points in his opening service game.
After being 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 8th game. The 31-year-old, Spaniard Nadal clinched his 2nd break to take the first set, and despite a spirited response from Kyrgios, Nadal remained un stoppable.
Goffin wins in Tokyo
At the Japan Open in Tokyo, David Goffin captured his 2nd ATP title in a week by defeating Adrian Mannarino of France.
In 1 hour and 24 minutes, the Belgian fourth seed, fresh from his victory at the Shenzhen Open, beat the Frenchman 6-3 7-5. Following this victory, Goffin has moved into the final automatic qualification spot for next month’s ATP finals in London.
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