The best season start to David Ferrer’s career has continued after he claimed his second consecutive Acapulco title and 11th career title. By winning he denied Nico Almagro the golden swing (three consecutive clay court titles) the same way he did last year to Juan Carlo Ferrero. The win ends Almagro’s 13 match winning streak.Ferrer claimed the title with a 7-6, 6-7, 6-2 win.
Either way the Spanish Armada only gains strength ahead of the Davis Cup. Ferrer will join the Spanish crew of Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez in Belgium immediately following his media commitments and recovery recovery requirements.
“I didn’t think I could win here twice in a row and I realise I am having the best season start of my career this year. I hope I can continue like that this season. Acapulco is a very special event for me, where I always received great support from the people and I will do everything possible to come back next year.
It was a very intense match with a lot of rallies in the first and second set; we played a lot of great points. In the third, I think I was better physically and he started making more mistakes. My error was that after coming back and winning the first set, I relaxed in the second and he started attacking a lot more.” – David Ferrer
“Today was a very tough match and too bad I couldn’t take advantage of my lead in the first set. I am disappointed right now that I couldn’t close this first set, maybe things would have been different. It’s been an unbelievable South American swing for me. I played nonstop for three weeks at a very high level and I know I need to be proud and happy about it. I now look forward to resting a few days at home before getting ready for Indian Wells and Miami.” – Nico Almagro