Tennis: Djokovic beats Nadal 6-3, 6-4 for fourth China Open win
BEIJING (AFP) - Novak Djokovic overcame Rafael Nadal of Spain in straight sets on Sunday to win the China Open for the fourth time in five years.
The current champion in Beijing was at his ruthless best to defeat Nadal 6-3, 6-4, a day before he is set to be unseated at the top of the world rankings by the No. 2 Spaniard.
The result was Nadal's first hardcourt loss of the season.
The second seed in Beijing only showed rare glimpses of the form that has seen him win 10 titles this year, with his Serbian opponent racing to a 3-0 lead in the first 10 minutes.