RESULTS - SUNDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2013
Singles - Final
 N Djokovic (SRB) d  R Nadal (ESP) 63 64
Doubles - Final
M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) d F Fognini (ITA) / A Seppi (ITA)
FINALS REVIEW: DJOKOVIC BESTS NADAL; MIRNYI/TECAU BOOST
Djokovic won his fourth China Open crown. He has a 19-0
record in Beijing, also winning the title in 2009 (d.
Cilic), 2010 (d. Ferrer) and 2012 (d. Tsonga).
Djokovic ended a run of three defeats against Nadal as
he improved to a 16-22 mark in their FedEx ATP Head2Head
• The Serb won their 38th
contest and captured his fourth tour-level crown of the
• Djokovic dropped just six
points on serve in the 87-minute match.
Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau are expected to move up to
ninth in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings after
winning their third ATP World Tour team title
They are looking to claim one of the five remaining
spots at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals next month
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Novak Djokovic: "I needed this win
today. I really wanted to get my hands on the trophy and
win against Nadal, who has been the best player so far
in 2013. It\'s very important for my confidence. It\'s
very important mentally and emotionally for me.
"It\'s been an incredible week again for me at the China
Open. I still haven\'t lost a match here. I just love the
conditions. I love the court and the atmosphere that
goes around the tournament. Centre court is exceptional,
and I enjoy it. I try to cherish every moment that I
spend here every year.
"I managed to stay tough
and not drop my concentration, which I think [happened]
in both Montréal and at the US Open in the important
moments. I learned my lesson. It was a few very tough
and close matches that I lost against Rafa on hard
courts, especially the last one in the US Open final."
Rafael Nadal: "I didn\'t see the way to
stop him this afternoon. This afternoon he was too
strong for me. I didn\'t play my best match this
afternoon, but he played at a very high level with his
"I was not able to have any chance when I
was returning during the whole match. He had the ball
staying very low. It was very difficult to create spin
on this ball. He was able to hit all the balls where he
wanted. When that\'s happening against a player like
Novak, you are dead. You don\'t have not one chance."
Max Mirnyi: "It was certainly a good
week, considering how the past couple of weeks went.
Unfortunately, the Grand Slam results weren\'t something
to be proud of this year, but we\'re happy to have found
good form. Playing in China is always a great
experience. The tournament does a wonderful job and
we\'re thrilled to win our first tournament in Asia.
"You\'re always a little bit nervous when you play a
final. We started a little bit slower than we\'d like.
But we were happy with the way we stuck together and the
way we played our key points. Horia played well the
whole week and we look forward to keeping it going in
Horia Tecau: "Reaching London is one of
the main goals at the beginning of the season, that\'s
what makes us go to the practice court and the gym every
day. I\'m really happy we\'re getting close to that.
Winning this week helps. We\'re playing every week from
now till the end, so hopefully we can keep up this level
that we had this week and reach London."