Nadal overwhelms Kyrgios in Beijing for 75th career title

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The 31-year-old world number one was barely threatened by his Australian opponent in Beijing as the 22-year-old struggled to regain his composure after losing his cool when a line call was wrongly judged against him in the opening game of the match.

Nick Kyrgios lost control of his emotions during the China Open final against Rafael Nadal, in which he received a point penalty following a series of verbal disagreements with the umpire.

"He probably didn't play his best today, but I thought I really served well and didn't give him much rhythm", said Kyrgios, who is going after his fourth ATP title, but first this year.

The first four or five games were hotly contested and of sublime quality, but Nadal's returning, which was vastly better than it was in a loss to Kyrgios this summer in Cincinnati, and clutch serving wore down Kyrgios, who also let a bad call in the first game fester in his mind.

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. I'm very excited for doubles obviously.' He still plans to play in Antwerp, Basel, Paris Masters and provided he qualifies, the World Tour Finals in London as well.

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

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Unseeded French player Garcia continued her superb run of form of late as she comfortably overcame Halep, the Romanian who will be confirmed as the world number one for the first time tomorrow, in straight sets at the Olympic Green Tennis Center.

1 Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the women's event.

"Federer was playing such up-tempo, serve-volley, short-point type of tennis and I wondered if we'd ever see a place for the type of tennis Nadal played throughout his career", Croft explained.

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.

"She played fantastic tennis", Halep said of Garcia.

Sixteen-time grand slam champion Nadal beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4-6 6-1 in his semi-final.

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