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Nadal eases to China Open title

Nadal eases to China Open title Nadal eases to China Open title
Kristopher Love | 09 October, 2017, 16:29

Kyrgios has yet to win a title in 2017.

A frustrated Kyrgios then fended off five break-point chances for Nadal but was soon remonstrating with the umpire and was heard saying "It's one call, it changes the match".

The Spaniard, who saved two match points in his first-round encounter against Lucas Pouille, fought through a tight service hold in the opening game of the match in which Kyrgios had a break point before running away with the first set winning four games on the spin as Kyrgios' frustrations grew.

The China Open final between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios will be played not before 7:30pm local time, 5pm IST, 11:30am GMT.

Helping his cause is the fact Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, all ranked above Kyrgios, are sidelined with injury.

The Australian number one will get another opportunity to pick up precious rankings points at this week's Shanghai Masters, where he will open against American Steve Johnson.

'Thanks to all my team for supporting me, it's great to have a great team behind me during the whole season.

"Keep going and playing that way and of course you're going to have a lot of success in the sport".

Garcia is in the form of her life and edged out the Romanian second seed 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) to add the China Open to the Wuhan Open title she lifted last weekend.

Nadal eases to China Open title

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

"An absolute joke", he said.

Kyrgios was incensed in the opening game when a line call went against him on break point.

Notably, Nadal decimated the Australian sensation in straight sets at Madrid Masters, but the 22-year-old returned the favour in the quarter-final of Cincinnati Masters enroute to the final of the hard-court Masters 1000 tournament.

Kyrgios was angered by a line call in the first set and his complaints eventually cost him a penalty point at the start of the eighth game.

This time he won the ATP Tournament in Beijing, after destroying the Australian Nick Kyrgios, 6-2 6-1.

"I guess I put in a pretty good week, had some good wins", said Kyrgios.

"It's been an unbelievable week for me".