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BEIJING---Novak Djokovic defeated
Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-2 yesterday to
win his sixth China Open title and
improve his record at the tourna-
ment to a sterling 29-0.
Djokovic had seven aces to none
for his Spanish rival, and saved both
break points he faced in the match,
which was the 45th between the two
Nadal still leads 23-22 but hasn t
beaten Djokovic since the French Open
final last year and hasn t prevailed on
hard courts since the 2013 US Open
The Spaniard hurt his foot early in
the second set and called for the train-
er during a changeover. He said he
would see how he feels today and
hopes he ll be able to play next week s
The top-ranked Djokovic has been
so dominant in Beijing, he s only lost
three sets in six years. This year, he
also only lost 14 games coming into
the final, the fewest in his career at
an ATP Tour event with a minimum
of four matches played, according to
Djokovic will be the top-seeded
player for the Shanghai Masters start-
ing today, which also features Roger
Federer, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka
In the women s final, Wimbledon
runner-up Garbine Muguruza cap-
tured her second career WTA Tour
title at the China Open, rallying in
both sets to defeat Timea Bacsinszky
Muguruza trailed 5-2 in the opening
set before winning five straight games
to clinch it, then went down an early
break in the second set before coming
back yet again.
The Spaniard will rise to a career-
high ranking of No. 4 today, while
Bacsinszky will break into the top ten
for the first time.
Muguruza struggled after her
breakthrough performance at Wim-
bledon, losing in the second round of
the US Open, but she has played some
of her best tennis in the past two
weeks. She also reached the final last
week in Wuhan, retiring in the second
set with a left ankle injury while trail-
ing Venus Williams.
TOKYO --- French Open cham-
pion Stan Wawrinka defeated
Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 yesterday
to win the Japan Open for his
career-best fourth title of the
The top-seeded Wawrinka was
in control from the outset and
secured the win in 65 minutes
when the unseeded Paire dou-
ble-faulted on match point.
"I was playing my best game
today," said Wawrinka, who has
won all four finals he s appeared
in this year. "I was feeling the ball
well and playing really aggressively
so I m very happy with the way
In addition to Roland Garros,
Wawrinka has won titles this sea-
son at Chennai and Rotterdam.
He improved to 5-1 against Paire,
who upset local favorite Kei
Nishikori in the semifinals.
Paire, who struggled with a
sore left ankle, was broken four
times and committed 12 unforced
errors in the match.
"When I woke up this morning
I couldn t walk," Paire said. "One
hour before the match it was very
painful so I said what can we
do? I spoke with the physiother-
apist and we got an anesthesia
for my foot. I couldn t feel any-
thing in my foot and it s tough
to move when you don t feel your
Wawrinka is the first Swiss
winner in Tokyo since Roger Fed-
erer in 2006. In winning the Japan
Open he adds his name to a list
of champions that includes Rafael
Nadal, Pete Sampras and John
"It s a big tournament for me,"
Wawrinka said. "You ve had some
amazing winners here over the
past. I got a lot of support here
all this week and to add this title
is very important for me."
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after beating Rafael Nadal of Spain in their
men's singles final match in the China Open tennis tournament at the National
Tennis Stadium in Beijing, yesterday. AP PHOTO
it six in Beijing
Paire no match for Wawrinka in Tokyo
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