CHINA OPEN TENNIS • RAFA NADAL TOPS KYRGIOS FOR 75TH TITLE • KONTINEN/PEERS WIN DOUBLES

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CHINA OPEN TENNIS • RAFA NADAL TOPS KYRGIOS FOR 75TH TITLE • KONTINEN/PEERS WIN DOUBLES

epa06252457 Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with his trophy after winning the men's singles final match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, 08 October 2017. EPA-EFE/WU HONG  |
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with his trophy after winning the men’s singles final match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, 08 October 2017. EPA-EFE/WU HONG

 

 

China Open

Beijing, China

 

RESULTS – SUNDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2017

Singles – Final

[1] R. Nadal (ESP) d [8] N. Kyrgios (AUS) 62 61

 

Doubles – Final

[1] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) d J. Isner (USA) / J. Sock (USA) 63 36 10-7

 

 

NADAL TOPS KYRGIOS FOR 75TH TITLE; KONTINEN/PEERS PREVAIL

- Rafael Nadal claimed his 75th career title, moving to within two of John McEnroe for fourth on the Open Era list.

- It was Nadal’s second triumph in Beijing, having previously defeated Guillermo Coria for the 2005 trophy.

- The Spaniard’s victory marks the 12th time a player has won an ATP World Tour title after saving match point(s) this year. He had denied two against Lucas Pouille in a first-round thriller.

- Nick Kyrgios moved to 15th position in the Emirates ATP Race To London, following his second final appearance of the season.

- Henri Kontinen and John Peers continued their dominant run in ATP World Tour doubles finals, improving to 8-1 as a team.

- The No. 2 team in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London, the Finnish-Aussie duo pull to within 760 points of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo for the top spot.

 

• WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID • Some Quick Quotes • Tidbits •

 

Rafa Nadal (Spain)

“It is an important title for me. The last year that I had the trophy with me was in 2005. I had very tough draw here. When I saw the draw at the beginning of the tournament, I knew that it will be very, very difficult to have good chances here. But I was lucky the first day saving the two match points. After that, I think I played one of the best events of the year, playing very solid the whole week and playing against very tough opponents.”

 

Nick Kyrgios (Australia)

“I put in a pretty good week, had some good wins. It’s tough to find positives when you won three games in the final. But I guess there were positives. In the semi-final I played well, obviously beating Alex [Zverev].”

 

Henri Kontinen (Denmark)

“All the tournaments we play are tough fields. It’s a third title for us this year. Not as many as last year, but I feel like we’re playing even more solid. To get another one in the bag is great.”

 

John Peers (Australia)

“It’s definitely great to get the win here in Beijing. It’s been a great first week in Asia and it’s definitely nice to get one back on Jack and John, after losing in the final in Shanghai last year. We always know it’s a really tough match.”

 

Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with his trophy after winning the men’s singles final match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, 08 October 2017. EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY

 

 

Winner Rafael Nadal (R) of Spain and runner-up Nick Kyrgios of Australia pose with their trophies after the men’s singles final match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, 08 October 2017. EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY

 

 

Henri Kontinen of Finland (L) and John Peers of Australia (2-L) pose with their trophy after winning the men’s doubles final match of the China Open tennis tournament defeating John Isner (2-R) and Jack Sock (R) of USA at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, China, 08 October 2017. EPA-EFE/WU HONG

 

Henri Kontinen of Finland (L) and John Peers of Australia pose with their trophy after winning the men’s doubles final match of the China Open tennis tournament defeating John Isner and Jack Sock of USA at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, China, 08 October 2017. EPA-EFE/WU HONG

 

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