Nadal romps to 11th Barcelona title

The world number one Rafael Nadal breezed past Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in his 55th career clay-court final.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Barcelona Open   -  AFP

Rafael Nadal won his 11th Barcelona title on Sunday when he breezed past Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1 in the final.

It was world number one Nadal's 55th career clay-court final while he also extended his winning streak on the surface to 46 consecutive sets.

The 31-year-old Spaniard won his 11th Monte Carlo Masters last weekend while Sunday's victory also reinforced his status as the overwhelming favourite to lift the French Open for an 11th time in June.

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