Rafael Nadal secured his first China Open title in 12 years on Sunday, beating Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-1 in the Beijing final.After an even start to the first set, Kyrgios lost his way after a bad call, allowing Nadal to take over, secure a couple of breaks and the early advantage.The eighth seed never recovered from that setback as Nadal grasped total control of proceedings in the second set.
Kyrgios couldn't live with the Spaniard as the world No. 1 dropped just one game in a lopsided second stanza; the match included a sequence of nine straight games for Nadal.The victory was another chapter in what has been a memorable year for the 31-year-old, having already won two Grand Slam titles and moved to the top of the ATP world rankings. This was his sixth title of the season.
Caroline Garcia beat the new world No1 Simona Halep to claim the China Open. The 23-year-old, fresh from winning the Wuhan Open last weekend, held her nerve for a thrilling 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory. Halep, who will top the rankings for the first time when they come out on Monday, required treatment on a leg injury early in the second set