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Cancer victim gives Nick Kyrgios higher goal in life

Cancer victim gives Nick Kyrgios higher goal in life

World number one Rafael Nadal cemented his victory over opponent Nick Kyrgios with a score of 6-2 6-1 in the China Open final on Sunday, October 8.

Nadal, for whom this was a landmark 75th ATP crown, came to the Chinese capital on the back of winning his third US Open.

Kyrgios offered Nadal eight break points in the first set with Nadal taking two service breaks.

However, having then been angered by a line call the Australian proceeded to complain to the umpire at two changes of end, which eventually cost him a penalty point at the start of the eighth game. "I am very pleased the way that I have been playing the whole week, after a very tough first day".

During the second game of the contest in Beijing, 22-year-old Kyrgios played an extravagant drop shot, forcing Nadal to scupper to the net, only to fail in reaching the ball. Lahyani made a awful call in the opening game of the match - which affected the rest of the match.Kyrgios' shot hit the line on his break point - a lineswoman initially said it's in before she called it out - a challenge then revealed the ball was indeed in.Hadn't there been a wrong call, Kyrgios would have easily finished the play as he was at the net. "But that didn't matter today. He played well, I played awful". It wasn't good enough though to get past the challenge of the 23-year-old Caroline Garcia, who scored a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win for her second successive title in as many weeks.

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Garcia also won her final in straight sets. "I'm building something." The world number 19 revealed he had a vision several years ago to create somewhere for disadvantaged and underprivileged kids to "hang out, be safe and feel like they were part of a family".

"She played incredible tennis", Halep said of Garcia.

The second set was even more competitive and the attritional seventh game turned out to be a turning point. Garcia fell to her knees in celebration.

This in turn has strengthened his position in the world rankings.