Nadal leads Kyrgios 3-2 in career meetings, and 2-1 this season.
It was another Jekyll and Hyde performance from the unpredictable Kyrgios, who battled bravely to fend off five break points in his opening service game. It would be nice to pick up one more title, maybe a couple more would be nice, and then get into training and start again next year.' Federer was finally asked about the all-time ATP winners' list. Nadal clinched the opener following his second break earned in the eighth game.
"You've no doubt noticed that I'm not all that good at hiding the fact I'd rather be somewhere else a lot of the time", he said. However, the No. 1 seed then had no problems serving out for the match in the seventh game.
"With Kyrgios the body language is very negative - he spent so much of the match shaking his head all the way through".
Now it seems he knows his true dream and that is to help children who need it most.
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In contrast, Nadal always looked in charge and saved all four break points he faced.
"He's got to put the hours in on the court, but off the court as well in the gym to go out there and hopefully be ready to play the Australian summer, " Hewitt said in Sydney.
The difference in temperament between the two men was there for all to see in the second game, as this time Nadal applied pressure to the Kyrgios serve. On the other side, the Australian earned wins over the Spaniard at Wimbledon and the Cincinnati Masters.
The win was also Nadal's 2nd consecutive hard court title after losing his last 8 consecutive hard court finals.
The Frenchwoman became the first to complete the Wuhan and Beijing double and is now on track to qualify for the season-ending WTA finals, as her win took her past Briton Johanna Konta to number eight in the Race to Singapore rankings.
Nada defeated Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Saturday in the semifinals.