Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Arts&Culture | By Spencer Underwood

Nadal claims 75th career title in Beijing

Nadal claims 75th career title in Beijing

The Spaniard dropped his first set of the tournament to Lucas Pouille but eventually came through to win 4-6, 7-6, 7-5.

Nick Kyrgios lost control of his emotions during the China Open final against Rafael Nadal, in which he received a point penalty following a series of verbal disagreements with the umpire.

Kyrgios has revealed his desire to build a facility for disadvantaged and underprivileged kids after he crumbled in the China Open final to fall 6-2, 6-1 in Beijing. In the semi-final I played well, obviously beating Alex, it's a typical type of week for me: "Beat a player well, then pretty much no-show".

Nadal is expected to target Dimitrov's single-handed backhand off his serve and does so successfully at 30-0 and 40-0.

But Kyrgios appeared put out by a line call that went against him in the first game and Nadal was in no mood to hand out favours as he cruised to a 6-2 6-1 victory.

Garcia also won her final in straight sets.

Kyrgios, who had been pursuing a fourth ATP singles title, displayed honest self-appraisal when he said his heavy defeat to Nadal was "typical".

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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.

The second set was even more competitive and the attritional seventh game turned out to be a turning point.

Jared Donaldson will be the first opponent for the 31-year-old after he beat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.

"It was such an awesome two weeks", Garcia said.

Nadal 1-0 Dimitrov*: The roof is shut in China because it's pretty wet out there so the applause for Nadal's first victor echoes around the stadium.

Despite Kyrgios' meltdown, 16-time Grand Slam champion Nadal has no doubts about the Australian player's talent as he said that he was baffled by some of his tactics. He won his first in his Beijing debut in 2005.

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