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Nadal claims men's title at ATP China Open
Updated: 2005-09-18 22:08

BEIJING, September 18 (Xinhua) -- World number two Rafael Nadal overcame a sluggish start to beat the second seed Guillermo Coria in full sets here on Sunday to win the China Open ATP tennis tournament.

Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the China Open trophy during the prize presentation ceremony at the Beijing Tennis Centre in Beijing September 18, 2005. Top seed Nadal beat Argentina's Guillermo Coria 5-7 6-1 6-2 to win the China Open on Sunday, securing his 10th title of the year.[Reuters]
The matches between the 1-2 seeded players went on a way favoring the top-seeded Nadal after he came back from one set down and wrapped up the men's singles final at the 500,000 US dollars hardcourt tournament 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in two hours.

It's the 19-year-old Spaniard's 10th title of the year and 11th of his career in singles, and the third time in this season that Nadal has won over the 23-year-old Coria, who was ranked eighth in the world currently.

The last match where Nadal lost to the Argentine was at the Monte Carlo clay-court tournament in 2003 when Nadal was ousted with a 7-6, 6-2 defeat.

Trailing 6-5 in the first set of Sunday's final after being broken twice, Nadal failed to save a set point as he backhanded the ball out of the bound after getting the bounce back in his stride in time with unbelievable fast paces.
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