Tennis: Caroline Garcia always higher

Ⓒ AFP – GREG BAKER – | France’s Carolinr Garcia raises her trophy after her victory against Romania’s Simona Halep in the final of the Beijing tournament on 8 October 2017

Caroline Garcia, to the delight of the French, David Goffin, for their worry a month and a half from the Davis Cup final, and Rafael Nadal were the great winners of a beautiful tennis weekend Sunday Asia.

The best day of his career

A dream Sunday! Caroline Garcia has won in Beijing the best title of her career, and in what way! dominating the new world N.1 Simona Halep. It will make its entry in the top 10 Monday and a first participation in the Masters is now in sight.

The Chinese tour gave a fulgurating boost to the progress of the Lyonnaise, passed in two weeks from the 20th to the 9th place worldwide. Last week, she had already kidnapped the Wuhan tournament.

“I’ve been through a couple of crazy weeks,” she said, “how could I think when I arrived in China that I was going to win two trophies?” She exclaimed after beating the Romanian in two sets 6-4, 7-6 (7/3).

At the “Race”, on the only results of 2017, she surpassed the British Johanna Konta and is eighth and last qualified for the Masters of Singapore (22-29 October). But the games are not made and the French woman may have to play again in Tianjin, or Moscow, to defend her position. Seventh in the history of tricolor tennis, she would be the first to represent French tennis in the big end of the season since Marion Bartoli in 2011.

Goffin wins a France-Belgium

Ⓒ AFP – Toru Yamanaka – | The Belgian David Goffin (d) poses next to his opponent, the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, after his vicoitre in the final of the tournament of Tokyo, October 8, 2017

A month and a half from the Davis Cup final in Lille, news from Tokyo were less favorable to the Blues. Adrian Mannarino logically lost in the final against David Goffin in two sets 6-3, 7-5.

Above all, the Belgian N.1, who will be back in the top 10 Monday (10th) and remain in the race for the Masters, confirmed that he was at the top of his form by chaining a second trophy in two weeks after Shenzhen . The same can not be said of the French leaders, notably Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who stopped for two weeks because of a knee injury and forfeit for the Shanghai Masters 1000 this week, just like Gaël Monfils.

The tournament remains a big satisfaction for Mannarino, 31st world, who signed the best performance of his career by beating the Croatian Marin Cilic, 5th world, in the semifinal. The Val-d’Oisien, 29, is still looking for his first title after four finals.

Rafa widens the gap

Ⓒ AFP – NICOLAS ASFOURI – | Spaniard Rafael Nadal exult after winning against Ausrtralien Nick Kyrgios in the final of the Beijing tournament on 8 October 2017

Rafael Nadal took his sixth title this season and the 75th of his career, thanks to an express victory over the young Australian Nick Kyrgios (6-2, 6-1), who was the last player to beat him, in August in Cincinnati.

The World No. 1 is 12 in a row, and will count Monday more than 2,300 points ahead of Roger Federer. This made him the favorite of the Shanghai Masters 1000, which started on Sunday, and already the Masters of London (November 12-19), which he never won.

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