Nishikori beats Andujar to defend Barcelona Open title

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open by beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday's final.

The fifth-ranked Japanese fought back from early breaks in both sets to claim his second clay-court title in as many years at the Real Club de Tenis.

Nishikori finished off Andujar with a final break to win in 1 hour, 34 minutes.

It was his second title of the season and his ninth career title.

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