Ferrer retains Acapulco title

Sun, 04 Mar 04:47:00 2012

David Ferrer defended his Mexican Open title with a crushing 6-1 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in Acapulco.

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The top seed broke the world number 27 twice in each set to take the title for a third successive year in just 70 minutes.

It was a second claycourt title in as many weeks for the world number six who claimed the Buenos Aires crown last week and whose only loss this year came to Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Ferrer said: "I felt I was very solid and my game went really well. As Fernando hits so hard, I knew I had to be solid and counter him and I think I did it very well, especially at the beginning.

"I also know Fernando didn't play his best tennis today but that's tennis. You have good days and sometimes bad days.

"I am very proud to have won in Acapulco for a third consecutive time."

In the women's event, Sara Errani defeated fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta 5-7 7-6 (2) 6-0 to win her third WTA title.


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