PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios in the China Open final

Rafael Nadal secured his sixth singles title of 2017 – and 75th of his career – by beating Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-1 in the China Open final. The world number one took control from the start and captured his second Beijing title in 92 minutes.

Rafa clinched his second break to take the first set, and despite a spirited response from Kyrgios who forced break points in the third game of the second, there was no stopping our champ.

After the match, Rafa said:

In 2005 when I won here I never thought that in 2017 I would still be playing tennis! I’m very happy to be here and to win the title.

For me this is a very important victory. It’s great to have a team like this behind me during a great season.

Our champ will go into Shanghai as the form player after dropping just two sets  and saving two match points in the first round on his way to his second China Open title.

More to follow…

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42 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios in the China Open final

  1. Elaine Crowder

    Congratulations Rafa you have done soooooooooooooooo well

    and can be so proud of yourself.

    All the best for Shanghai

    Love and prayers

    AlaineXXSydneyXXAustraliaXX

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