Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Rafael Nadal continues dominance, maintains top position in ATP ranking

'I think I've found my purpose' - Nick Kyrgios reveals charity aim inspired by cancer victim Rafael Nadal continues dominance, maintains top position in ATP ranking
Melody Ballard | 10 October, 2017, 00:34

The unpredictable Australian secured a fine 6-3 7-5 win over Sascha Zverev and will go into the clash having been one of the few men to beat Nadal in 2017.

"I'm very happy to be in the final again", Nadal told the ATP's official website afterwards.

Kyrgios appeared unable to get over an incorrect line call in the first game as he indulged in one of his infamous running debates with the umpire.

But Nadal, for whom victory gifted him a sixth title of the season and landmark 75th ATP crown, has no doubts about Kyrgios's talent.

Nadal will now head to Shanghai for the Shanghai Masters, which began with first round action at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena today.

The 31-year-old saved two match points in his nervy opener against Frenchman Lucas Pouille, but was never really in trouble as Kyrgios's final hopes evaporated in acrimony. He has everything to fight for nearly all the events of the year.

"He played well. I played awful".

Rafael Nadal continues dominance, maintains top position in ATP ranking

"She played awesome tennis", Halep said of Garcia. We're 2-2 and he's going to want some revenge from the last time we played.

"I put in a pretty good week, had some good wins".

Garcia's feat was all the more remarkable because she was carrying a leg injury that has required frequent on-court treatment and completed a mammoth three-set quarter-final win well past midnight on Friday evening.

Kyrgios has previously admitted he's "not the professional tennis needs me to be" but says he has found a vision that will make him be remembered as much more than a tennis player.

Writing for the playersvoice.com.au website, Kyrgios also called the final "a disappointing end to an otherwise good week".

"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'm excited", Kyrgios said after outclassing higher-ranked Alexander Zverev in the semi-final on Saturday.

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Rafael Nadal battles past Grigor Dimitrov to reach China Open final
Krygios was leading 6-0 3-0 when opponent Steve Darcis retired injured, and he will face Alexander Zverev in the next round. This year, Nadal beat Dimitrov 6: 3, 5: 7, 7: 6 (5), 6: 7 (4), 6: 4 in the semifinals of the Australian Open in January.

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Bloody riots in 2012 forced over 100,000 Rohingya to flee to refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh, where many still live. Hindus and ethnic Rakhine were also among the dead - allegedly killed by Rohingya militants.

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