Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to win 6th ATP title of 2017

Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to win 6th ATP title of 2017

Halep beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 to become the first Romanian No. 1 when the rankings are released Monday. Kyrgios responded by saving five break points in the second game.

Nadal took immediate control of the third set, racing to a 4-0 lead. "I'm excited", Kyrgios said after outclassing higher-ranked Alexander Zverev in the semi-final on Saturday. I just didn't think it was fair, the first game in the match, break point.

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Relishing Sunday's clash with Nadal, the Spanish 16-time Grand Slam champion, Kyrgios added: "He's one of the greatest players of all time and we've played a couple of times - he's beaten me and I've beaten him (this year)". The Australian served out to reduce the deficit to 5-1. The No. 1 seed also saved each four of Kyrgios' break point opportunities. Nadal revealed that it was an important title for him and is delighted that he came through a tough draw to win the title. Matches like the China Open final against Rafa Nadal haven't been the issue.

"To play every single day, it was just after every match you had to forget about what happened and be on the present again".

The 16-times grand slam victor has won his past 12 matches, and claimed his 75th career title in his fourth final in Beijing with minimal fuss.

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Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios will now head from Beijing to the Shanghai Masters, where World No. 2 Roger Federer will also be in action.

The Spaniard picked up his sixth title of 2017, which includes an unprecedented 10 French Open title and a third US Open title that cemented his place as the world number one.

On the other side, China Open runner-up Kyrgios will remain on three ATP titles earned.

Nadal, appearing in his 110th career final, maintained his dominance during the second set breaking the world No 19 twice before wrapping up the match with a comfortable service hold to extend his match winning streak to 12.

The 23-year-old, who is set to rise from number 15 to nine in the world, sank to her knees on the hard court when she finally sealed victory in the second-set tie break.

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