Nick Kyrgios' frustrations grow during China Open final defeat to Rafael Nadal

10 October, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • World number one Rafael Nadal

Tennis world number one Rafael Nadal lifted his sixth title this year after easing past Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-1 in the final of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.

Nick Kyrgios claimed the scalp of the hottest prospect in tennis in Alexander Zverev on Saturday and then said he was gunning for Rafael Nadal in the China Open final.

October 8: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal extended his win streak to 12 straight after defeating Australia's Nick Kyrgios in straight sets on Sunday to win the men's singles title of China Open.

"I think he's close to his best level - if not he's even improved", Croft said, as quoted in Express.

Kyrgios, who admitted last month to struggling with committing to his career since the death of her grandmother two years ago, had enjoyed a strong run of recent form which had seen the 22-year-old win nine out of his previous 11 matches prior to Sunday's final.

Unseeded Garcia edged Romanian Halep 6-4 7-6 (7-3) for her second successive title after victory at the Wuhan Open.

"I can't play at 100 percent if that stuff happens - and then you expect me not to be angry", Kyrgios told Lahyani.


"I was playing very high intensity the whole match, changing the directions and not making many mistakes", Nadal said.

After losing the first set 6-2, Kyrgios performed impatiently on the court.

The temperamental world number 19 continued to let the incident bother him and later received a one-point penalty for continuing to complain. "That's very hard", Sport24 quoted Nadal as saying.

"He played well. I played awful".

In reaching his ninth final of the year, Kyrgios registered his third victory in four encounters with the 20-year-old German Zverev. "In the semi-final I played well, obviously beating Alex (Zverev)".

In 2005 I never will believe that I will keep playing tennis in 2017", Nadal said after the match, "the feeling is probably better this year.

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