Nadal eases past Kyrgios to claim China crown

Danny Woods
October 10, 2017

Rafael Nadal said Nick Kyrgios has everything to succeed and that he hopes the Australian will fulfil his promise despite his latest high-profile meltdown in the China Open final.

In the second-set tiebreaker, the unseeded Garcia jumped out to 4-1, and on a first match point at 6-3 with Halep serving, the Romanian netted a forehand. "Of course, some moments was a little bit odd for me, something a little bit unusual", Nadal said.

Kyrgios won the pair's most recent encounter 6-2, 7-5 at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati. "It's tough to find positives when you won three games in the final".

He received criticism about the way he played in the final as he lost it 6-2, 6-1, but the 23-year-old stated, 'I don't really care.

"My game plan today was I was going to play big and not let him dictate at all, and that's what happened".

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She hit 17 winners and saved nine break points in the second set to move into the eighth and final qualifying spot for coming Singapore tournament. When I saw the draw at the beginning of the tournament, I know that will be very, very hard to have a good chance here.

With rain teeming down outside ahead of what turned out to be a cracker, a leak in the Diamond Court stadium roof had threatened to dampen proceedings.

The 26-year-old Halep had the superior mobility - Garcia had her right thigh strapped - but the French player was making the better shots.

"It was such an incredible two weeks", Garcia said. "People will have their own opinions on how the final went down but, for the most part, I was satisfied with the week and happy to qualify for my second final of 2017". Garcia fell to her knees in celebration.

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