Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beating David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in Sunday’s Barcelona Open final.
The second-ranked Nadal’s 21st straight victory on clay followed up his eighth straight win in Monte Carlo.
The sixth-ranked Ferrer lost his fourth Barcelona Open final to Nadal, who saved 12 of 15 break points for his 34th victory on clay.
Nadal won the 10th all-Spanish final for a 48th career win.
[via Associated Press]