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Japan's Kei Nishikori claimed his second consecutive Barcelona Open title on Sunday with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 over Spaniard Pablo Andujar. Andujar had upset Rafael Nadal's conquerer Fabio Fognini and David Ferrer on his route to the final and made the perfect start by breaking the world number five's serve in the first game. The second set followed a similar pattern as Andujar moved into a 4-2 lead, but Nishikori then upped his level to race through the final four games to seal his ninth career title. The injury ended up writing off the rest of his season on clay as he missed the Rome Masters and suffered a shock first round exit at the French Open to Martin Klizan, who he swept aside in Saturday's semi-final.