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.