Nadal victorious in Barcelona final

April 30, 2006 at 5:47 PM
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BARCELONA, Spain, April 30 (UPI) -- Budding men's tennis star Rafael Nadal of Spain Sunday beat fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0, to win the Open Seat 2006 at Barcelona, Spain.

It was Nadal's second straight title and his 47th straight clay-court victory. He beat world No. 1 Roger Federer in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters last Sunday.

The victory was Nadal's 47th straight on clay, passing the legendary Bjorn Borg of Sweden for the second-longest clay-court winning streak.

Guillermo Vilas of Argentina is tops on the list with 53 straight clay-court wins.

"I've achieved my main objective here, and I've overtaken Borg's number of wins and I guess I could try to go for Vilas' total in Rome," Nadal told the BBC. "But I have my sights set on Roland Garros."

The French Open is played at Roland Garros and starts on May 29.

Nadal improved his record for the season to 22-3.

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