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Djokovic, Wozniacki capture China Open titles

10-12-2010 10:11 BJT

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, the top-seeds of men's and women's singles, both crowned in the China Open finals here on Monday.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds up the champion trophy during the awarding ceremony
in 2010 China Tennis Open Tournament at Lotus Court in National Tennis Center in
Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 11, 2010. (Xinhua Photo)

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic beat Spanish eighth seed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 in the rain-interrupted final match, successfully to defend his title.

Djokovic also became the first man having defended the China Open singles title since the tournament was launched in 2004.

"I am just happy to win another tournament and make my record here in Beijing event better. It's definitely one of the most successful tournament in my career," said Djokovic in the post- match news conference.

The top-seeded Djokovic was leading 3-1 in the first set when the final was intermitted because of a fitful rain on Sunday night. The Serb continued his solid form as the match resumed on Monday, breaking Ferrer again in the sixth game to close the opening set 6- 2.

Ferrer, No. 11, tried to fight back in the second set, grabbing his first break of the match in the fifth game to 4-2.

After five duces, Djokovic, 23, converted his second break points of the eighth game to tie with Ferrer 4-4. Djokovic then quickly won a love game before earning three match points in the tenth game when Ferrer was serving.

Although Ferrer managed to save one thanks to his powerful serve, he could not stop the Serb from clinching the one hour, 24 minutes victory and leading their head-to-head record 5-4.


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