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Nadal clinches record 8th Barcelona Open title

  

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Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after defeating compatriot Nicolas Almagro in the men's singles final match of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament in Barcelona April 28, 2013.

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The world number five and second seed survived a whirlwind start from Almagro

BARCELONA: Rafa Nadal won his eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years with a 6-4 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard and fourth seed Nicolas Almagro on Sunday.


The world number five and second seed survived a whirlwind start from Almagro, who broke his first two service games in cloudy, drizzly conditions on the clay of the Real Club de Tenis.


Nadal battled back with three breaks of serve to take the first set and ran away with it in the second, to notch a 10th straight victory over his compatriot.


The French Open champion's 39th consecutive win in Barcelona secured his fourth title of the year since returning from a seven-month injury lay-off.

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