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Rafael Nadal wins Barcelona Open

Updated: Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 17:51 | Comments

Rafael Nadal sprays Cava as he celebrates victory over his compatriot Nicolas Almagro in the final of the Barcelona Open
Rafael Nadal sprays Cava as he celebrates victory over his compatriot Nicolas Almagro in the final of the Barcelona Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal claimed his eighth title in nine years at the ATP Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell this afternoon with a straight-sets triumph over compatriot Nicolas Almagro.

The second seed, who saw his eight-year reign in Monte-Carlo end last weekend, overcame a 3-0 double-break deficit in the first set en route to a 6-4 6-3 victory over fourth-seeded Almagro in one hour 32 minutes.

The win - Nadal's 39th straight at the Barcelona event - improved his career record against Almagro to 10-0 and made it 13-0 against fellow Spaniards in ATP finals.

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