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Nadal wins Barcelona title to pass Borg's clay streak

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BARCELONA, Apr 30 (Reuters) Rafael Nadal outmuscled Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-4 6-0 to win the Barcelona Open today for his 47th consecutive claycourt win.

He now moves ahead of Bjorn Borg into second place in the Open Era list of consecutive wins on the surface.

After two even sets, Nadal cruised through the third to wrap up victory in two hours, 19 minutes for his third title of the year and 15th in total.

Nadal is now just six wins behind the record holder, Argentine Guillermo Vilas, who set his mark in 1977.

The 19-year-old Spaniard's last loss on the surface was to Russian Igor Andreev in April 2005.

REUTERS PDS RN2221

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