Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios, wins China Open title

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Nadal's latest triumph, following successes in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and grand slam glory in Paris and NY, came after the Spaniard saved two match points in his tournament opener against Lucas Pouille.

Nadal gives a lesson to Kyrgios in the final of the tournament of Beijing.

The reigning US Open champion started the tournament on a patchy note as he was pushed to the limits by Lucas Pouille.

The 31-year-old Spaniard was never really in trouble against the temperamental Australian in a 6-2, 6-1 rout in 92 minutes on Beijing's outside hard courts.

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Unseeded Garcia of France won her second title in as many weeks as she stunned new world number one Simona Halep in a closely fought final.

The second set was even more competitive and the attritional seventh game turned out to be a turning point. Kyrgios, who is known for his big serves, took the attack to Zverev early in the match and decimated him 63, 7-5.

Kyrgios' frustrations began in the opening game of the first set when he bemoaned his fortune after a line judge incorrectly ruled a groundstroke had landed out with the Australian at break point on Nadal's serve.

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. The No. 1 seed also saved each four of Kyrgios' break point opportunities.

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"It is an important title for me", said Nadal.

Furious at having to replay the point after a successful Hawk-Eye challenge, Kyrgios engaged in a running battle with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani for the rest of the match. Previously, Nadal beat Kyrgios on the clay of the Rome Masters and Madrid Masters.

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

It's the sixth trophy of the season for the World No. 1, breaking a tie with Federer and Alexander "Sascha" Zverev, as well as getting him closer to locking up year-end No. 1.

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Nadal, appearing in his 110th career final, maintained his dominance during the second set breaking the world No 19 twice before wrapping up the match with a comfortable service hold to extend his match winning streak to 12.

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