Nadal saved all six break points he faced to win in straight sets and will face John Isner next
But after that Nadal sliced through the opposition to win the China Open for the first time since making his debut in Beijing in 2005.
Notably, Nadal decimated the Australian sensation in straight sets at Madrid Masters, but the 22-year-old returned the favour in the quarter-final of Cincinnati Masters enroute to the final of the hard-court Masters 1000 tournament.
World No.1 Rafael Nadal won his sixth title of another remarkable year as he punished a disgruntled Nick Kyrgios at the China Open yesterday. You've no doubt noticed that I'm not all that good at hiding the fact I'd rather be somewhere else a lot of the time. So, what have I been doing it for? His last title on the tour came in Tokyo past year.
"I haven't had that and I've always been envious of those who did".
"If my vision is realised, it's my hope that I'll be remembered for this more than anything I have done or will do on the tennis court".
Kyrgios is already in the process of securing land in Melbourne so he can build the facility and he plans to be "hands-on" with the project as often as he can be. "It's a typical type of week for me: beat a player well, then pretty much no-show". I'm building something. It's going to be sick. "I know what it's all for now", he said.
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The China Open final between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios will be played not before 7:30pm local time, 5pm IST, 11:30am GMT.
"It's all I've been thinking about outside of tennis since then", he said, adding that he and his family were scoping out land in Melbourne and looking for organisations to partner with.
"I don't reckon there can be anything better in life than giving kids a chance when they otherwise wouldn't have had one".
But Nadal, a 16-time Grand Slam victor, saw encouraging signs from Kyrgios and asked the Aussie to continue playing tennis with passion.
The last timeKyrgios played a No. 1 it was also against Nadal.
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Rafael Nadal overwhelms Nick Kyrgios to win China Open
Kyrgios added that it was hard to stay positive after having a good week and winning three games in the final. The second set was even more competitive and the attritional seventh game turned out to be a turning point.
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