Dimitrov dumps out Del Potro, Kyrgios on the move

Penalised Kyrgios says Nadal 'destroyed' him in Beijing

  • ontennis
  • 08 October 2017
  • 08:10

Disgruntled Nick Kyrgios was hit with a penalty point and said he got "destroyed" as world number one Rafael Nadal cruised to his sixth title of another remarkable year.

Kyrgios, whose talent has often been overshadowed by his on-court conduct, saw his challenge disintegrate in acrimony in a 6-2, 6-1 rout to the Spaniard in the China Open final.

Garcia continues great run to set up China Open final against Halep

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  • 07 October 2017
  • 07:10

Caroline Garcia is a win away from a second WTA title in eight days after she saw off Petra Kvitova to progress to the final of the China Open.

Garcia overcame Ashleigh Barty at the Wuhan Open last Saturday and new world number one Simona Halep now stands between her and further success on the Asian swing.

Nadal battles past Dimitrov to reach fourth China Open final

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  • 07 October 2017
  • 07:10

World number one Rafa Nadal beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 4-6 6-1 in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday to reach his ninth final of the year.

The 16-times grand slam winner will take on Australian Nick Kyrgios in Sunday's final as the eighth seed progressed to his first final of the season after beating German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-5 in the last four.

Simona Halep to top world rankings after reaching China Open final

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  • 07 October 2017
  • 07:10

Simona Halep will take over as number one in the WTA world rankings after progressing to the China Open final with a dominant 6-2 6-4 victory over Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in Beijing on Saturday.

Halep will face unseeded Caroline Garcia in the final on Sunday after the Frenchwoman beat 12th seed Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic 6-3 7-5 in the second semi-final.

Halep wins Kasatkina grudge match to reach China Open semis

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  • 06 October 2017
  • 11:10

World number two Simona Halep reached the China Open semi-finals for the first time in her career after beating Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1 on Friday.

Halep, who lost to Kasatkina in the second round of last month's Wuhan Open, was never at risk of suffering a second consecutive defeat by the 20-year-old, sending down 19 winners to wrap up the win in just over an hour.

Nadal sets up Isner quarter, Zverev too good for Fognini

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  • 05 October 2017
  • 11:10

Rafael Nadal was in imperious form as he defeated Karen Khachanov to book a last-eight date with John Isner at the China Open, while Alexander Zverev earned a classy win over Fabio Fognini.

The Spaniard, playing his first tournament since winning the US Open, displayed the sparkling form that has seen him return to world number one this year en route to a commanding 6-3 6-3 victory.

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