Novak Djokovic beats Nadal to clinch China Open title

Novak Djokovic beats Nadal to clinch China Open title

Novak Djokovic won a sixth China Open title with a straight sets victory over Rafa Nadal on Sunday.

The world No.1 maintained his recent dominance over the Spaniard by cruising home 6-2 6-2 in Beijing.

Djokovic, who cantered home in just 90 minutes, said: “This definitely has been my most successful tournament in my career.

“I’ve won the Australian Open five times but Beijing has been a lucky place for me.”

Meanwhile, the in-form Johanna Konta took her remarkable run to 23 wins in 25 matches with victory over France’s Julie Coin in Austria.

Konta, who has reached a career high ranking of 49, won in straight sets to reach the final round of qualifying at the WTA event.

The Brit, 24, will now play Czech Klara Koukalova for a place in the main draw.