11 Oct 2010

Nadal scores popular win in Japan

7:59 am on 11 October 2010

The world tennis number one Rafael Nadal overpowered the Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-1 7-5 to win the Japan Open, capping a week of "Nadal Fever" in Tokyo.

The Spaniard's seventh title of the year came after a flawless match in which Monfils failed to force a single break point.

The end of the match triggered a stampede for Nadal's autographs and it took him 20 minutes to leave the court.

He's playing the Shanghai Masters this week.