Nadal beats Kyrgios in Beijing to win sixth title of the season

'I think I've found my purpose' - Nick Kyrgios reveals charity aim inspired by cancer victim

The 31-year-old world number one was barely threatened by his Australian opponent in Beijing as the 22-year-old struggled to regain his composure after losing his cool when a line call was wrongly judged against him in the opening game of the match.

Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios is adamant he has found his goal in the wake of his straight sets loss to Rafael Nadal in the China Open final.

Rafael Nadal outclassed a frustrated Nick Kyrgios to clinch the China Open and win a 75th career title.

It's a typical type of week for me: "beat a player well, then pretty much no-show", the Aussie said. "And if I'm angry, I'm not going to win the match".

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.

Kyrgios, ranked 19 in the world, has not always done his talent justice and a year ago was suspended for his conduct in a defeat to Zverev's older brother Mischa in Shanghai.

Kyrgios was angered by a line call in the first set and his complaints eventually cost him a penalty point at the start of the eighth game.




But in light of his latest title, the 16-time Grand Slam champion admitted he was surprised to still even be playing in Beijing, let alone ending his 12-year wait for a second title.

"Finally I won this event again", said Nadal after his comprehensive win.

He has made no bones about not taking tennis seriously enough, and on Monday said it was down to feeling like he had no real goal in life.

Halep's best opportunity to rebound against Garcia ended when she failed to make good on any of the nine break points she had at 3-3 in the second set.

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

"This is a title that last time that I had the trophy with me was in 2005".

"In 2005, I never will believe that I will keep playing tennis in 2017", Nadal said.

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