Nadal claims 75th career title in Beijing

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Nadal, who lost to Kyrgios at the Cincinnati Masters earlier in the year, went on to record a convincing 6-2 6-1 victory to secure a first win in China for 12 years, a sixth title of the year and 75th of his illustrious career.

Nadal, a two-time Grand Slam champion this year, never appeared in danger of losing to Kyrgios despite the fiery Australian making an encouraging start to the encounter. The last time the Spaniard won at least six titles in a year was in 2013 when he captured 10 trophies for the season. When you play against him, looks that he has time for everything.

Unseeded Garcia of France won her second title in as many weeks as she stunned new world number one Simona Halep in a closely fought final. That's important for me.

Kyrgios says playing for money can leave one feeling "empty" - but he's so excited about this next step because he gets "more happiness from helping kids out and watching them succeed" than he does from his own wins. In the semi-final I played well, obviously beating Alex, it's a typical type of week for me: "Beat a player well, then pretty much no-show". Nadal dug in and improbably reeled off nine straight games to lead 6-2, 5-0 before Kyrgios tallied a moral victory by preventing the first 0-6 set of his ATP career. "So let's see what can happen in the future, but of course he will be a candidate for everything", he added.

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Kyrgios still has a chance of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals as he is 15th in the Race standings with several tournaments remaining to close the gap on those in front.

It was the third time in four meetings this season that Kyrgios has come out on top. I am in the final.

Nadal, victor of the French Open and U.S. Open titles this year, has won six tournaments in a season for the first time since 2013 and strengthens his position at the top of the rankings ahead of Roger Federer.

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