Barcelona: World number two player in the world ranking in tennis, Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeated world number 5 Stephanos Sitsipas of Egypt 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 in his 12th career. Bar won the Barcelona Open title. Nadal entered the finals by beating Ilya Ivashka, Kei Nishikori, Cameron Norrie and Pablo Carreno Busta Agut, where he defeated Sitsipas to win the title, Xinhua reported."text-align: justify;"> Nadal had earlier won the title by defeating Sitsipas in the final of Barcelona Open in 2018 as well. After winning, Nadal said, ‘This title means a lot to me. It is a pleasant feeling to play in front of a domestic audience after a year. Stephanos is an incredible opponent. He is the number 1 this year and I knew the finals would be tough. They have everything, and for me this win is very important. ‘
This is the 87th title of 20-time Grand Slam winner Nadal’s career. This is his first title since winning the French Open title last year. After winning the ATP 500 tournament title, Nadal is the only player to have won the same tournament 12 or more times. He has also won Rolan Garo titles 12 times.
Nadal has now a record of 24–1 in the semifinals and finals of the Barcelona Open. He has so far lost to Dominique Thiem only once in 2019. Nadal has also shared a picture with the trophy on his Instagram account, in which he is wearing a mask & nbsp; And is seen carrying the trophy in his hands.