Novak Djokovic Beats Rafael Nadal China Open Final (PICTURES)

06/10/2013 10:41 | Updated 06 October 2013

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets to retain his China Open crown and his world number one berth.

The Serb, who has now triumphed four times in Beijing, won 6-3 6-4 in 87 minutes as Nadal suffered just his fourth defeat of the year.

Djokovic's celebrations were muted despite his fourth career title in 2013, a month on from his second consecutive grand slam final loss at the US Open.


Nadal has nine titles in comparison and despite his shock day one Wimbledon loss to Steve Darcis won at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows.

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