Nadal wins Barcelona title

Apr 29, 2013, 10:01 IST | AFP

Rafael Nadal extended his record number of Barcelona titles to eight as he brushed off a slow start to beat Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 yesterday

Last weekend’s Monte Carlo runner-up regained his accustomed position on an ATP winner's podium with his fourth title of 2013 and his third on clay for the year.

Rafael Nadal holds the Barcelona winner’s trophy aloft. Pic/AFP

He rallied from two breaks down on a day of drizzle and heavy conditions, beating Almagro for the tenth time without defeat.

The World No 5 has made a storming comeback to tennis after missing seven months from last summer with knee injuries.

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