Kei Nishikori defeated Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 to win the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
After exchanging breaks to open the match, both players remained on serve until the 10th game when Nishikori pounced on an opportunity to claim the opening set. The top seed opened the court with a slew of blistering groundstrokes to grab the decisive break.
Andujar would not be discouraged, breaking immediately to open the second set after drawing an error Nishikoribehind a rifled forehand at Nishikori's feet. The Spaniard pressed for an insurance break two games later, but his Japanese opponent dug deep and would not be denied, leveling the set at 4-4 with a break back in the eighth game and breaking again to seal the win after one hour and 35 minutes.