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Ferrer wins Swedish Open
July 15, 2007 22:13 IST
David Ferrer outclassed his Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro in the Swedish Open final on Sunday, winning 6-1, 6-2 to clinch his fourth career title.
It was the second seed's third win over Almagro in as many meetings but the first on clay. Last year, Ferrer beat Almagro at the Cincinnati Masters and the US Open.
Ferrer took command from the start by forcing an impatient Almagro into long rallies, breaking him in the opening game and again to 4-1 and 6-1.
Almagro, whose usually good serving let him down, was broken again as Ferrero went 2-0 up in the second set before wrapping up victory in one hour eight minutes.
"I played good today and very focused. I played focused here all week," said Ferrer.
The win was the second title this year for the 25-year-old Ferrer, who also won in Auckland in January.
Ferrer next travels to Stuttgart, where he will be the defending champion.