Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 10th title in Barcelona


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Published 11:52 a.m. ET April 30, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago

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Rafael Nadal won a tournament for the second consecutive week, earning the trophy at the Barcelona Open, while Laura Siegemund took the crown at the Porsche GP.

BARCELONA (AP) — Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to win his 10th Barcelona Open title on Sunday.

It was the second consecutive week that Nadal had won a tournament for the 10th time. He had become the first men’s tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 10 times at the Monte Carlo Masters last Sunday.

“It means a lot to me to win 10 titles here in Barcelona as well,” Nadal said. “To win in Barcelona and Monte Carlo gives me a dream start to the clay season.”

It was Nadal’s second title of the season and 71st of his career. The fifth-ranked Spaniard had lost his previous three finals, including to Roger Federer in the Australian Open.

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