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.