[Yahoo] Nadal tops Gaudio for Mercedes Cup title (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-24-2005, 03:46 PM
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal ran his winning streak on clay to 34 matches Sunday, beating Gaston Gaudio 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to claim the Mercedes Cup title. Nadal's eighth title this year -- tying ATP leader Roger Federer -- came against last year's French Open champion. Gaudio has the second best mark on clay this year, behind only the Spanish teenager's 48-2 record.