Rafael Nadal cruised to his 11th Barcelona Open title with a straightforward victory over Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.
The King of Clay won 6-2, 6-1 and extended his run of consecutive sets won on clay to 46 after recording the win in an hour and 18 minutes.
Rafa was never seriously challenged on his way to a 19th straight victory on clay. He hasn’t lost on the surface since facing Dominic Thiem in Rome last year.
It was the second consecutive week that he had won a tournament for the 11th time. He had become the first men’s tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 11 times at the Monte Carlo Masters last Sunday.
His 77th career title also ensured he retained the world No.1 ranking ahead of Roger Federer.