9 Oct 2017

Nadal wins...again; Kyrgios loses the plot...again

7:12 am on 9 October 2017

The world number one Rafael Nadal has won his sixth title of the season with victory in the China Open in Bejing.

Nadal trounced Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-1 in the final to win his 75th career title.

Kyrgios began well but lost his way after he became frustrated by a line call in the first set in Beijing.

Rafa Nadal has won his 75th ATP title with victory in Beijing.

Rafa Nadal has won his 75th ATP title with victory in Beijing. Photo: Photsoport

The temperamental world number 19 continued to let the incident bother him and later received a one-point penalty for continuing to complain.

French and US Open winner Nadal won nine games in a row on his way to reclaiming the trophy he won in 2005.

The two players looked set for a tight contest as Kyrgios battled to fend off five break points in his opening service game.

But having been angered by a line call, Kyrgios proceeded to complain to the umpire at two changes of end, which eventually cost him a penalty point at the start of the eighth game.

Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios. Photo: Photosport

At the Japan Open in Tokyo, David Goffin captured his second ATP title in a week with victory over Adrian Mannarino of France.

The Belgian fourth seed, fresh from his victory at the Shenzhen Open, beat the Frenchman 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 24 minutes.

Goffin has now moved into the final automatic qualification spot for next month's ATP finals in London.