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Nadal is a champion in Madrid, injury stopped Nishikori 

Nadal is a champion in Madrid, injury stopped Nishikori


Rafael Nadal is once again champion of Masters in Madrid! The King of clay had many difficulties in the final with Kei Nishikori and only put the game in the third set after 2:6, 6:4, but the pain of the Japanese in the back proved decisive and with 3:0 for Rafa in the decisive part, Nishikori dropped the fight. Thus the Spaniard won the trophy in the Spanish capital for a record fourth time.

Nadal went into the match as the clear favorite, but the expectations have been dashed to pieces in the first set. In it "Samurai" flew across the court, scored perfect each of his balls and totally outplayed his opponent.

The result was two breaks, 5:1 and set ball in service of Rafa. The Spaniard still managed to take the second game of honor, but then Nishikori did not flinch and close the set with 6:2.

The dominance of the Asian, which next week will debut in the top 10, continued at the beginning of the second set and he came to a new breakthrough. Gradually, however, his back problems began to increase, and with 4:3 Nishikori requested medical timeout.

This was the beginning of the end for the Japanese. After the timeout Nadal managed to return the attack, led with 5:4, then a new breakthrough tied.

Nishikori apparently felt sharp pains, which allowed him to complete on the court. The result was 3:0 for Nadal in the third set and at this point "Samurai" decided to withdraw from participation in the game.

Thus Nadal earned € 698,720 in prize money and 1000 ranking points to ensure his safe first placed and after Masters in Rome, however, what will happen to him. For Nishikori remains the consolation that from Monday will be a member of the global top 10.

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