Rafael Nadal Continues His Dominance On Clay, Defeats David Ferrer For 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell Title

David Ferrer had a crack at Rafael Nadal last week at Monte Carlo but came up short. A week later, he had another shot at Nadal but the end result was the same, Nadal lifting another trophy on his beloved red clay. Nadal defeated his fellow Spaniard 6-2 6-4 to record his 6th title in 7 years at Barcelona. He also became the first man in the Open era to win two events 6 times, going along with 7 wins at Monte Carlo. He will be trying for his 6th triumph at Roland Garros as well.

The only sign of danger for Rafa was a stretch of 4 straight games in the second set that gave Ferrer a 4-2 lead, but Ferrer could not hold his own serve, allowing Nadal to get the set back on serve at 4-3. Had Ferrer held for 5-2, it might have changed the complexion of the match. Instead, Nadal continued to show no signs his reign on clay will end anytime soon.

Final
Rafael Nadal (1) def. David Ferrer (4) 6-2, 6-4

RAFAEL NADAL

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