Tennis: Ferrer Wins Rio Open

Spaniard, David Ferrer saw off Fabio Fognini 6-2 6-3 to win his first Rio Open title.

No. 9-ranked Ferrer needed just an hour and 23 minutes to close out the contest against the 32-year-old Italian.

World No. 28 Fognini ended Rafael Nadal’s 52-match winning streak in semi-finals on clay on Saturday with a 1-6 6-2 7-5 success en route to Sunday’s final.

David Ferrer in Euphoria after Winning Rio Open. Image: Getty.
David Ferrer in Euphoria after Winning Rio Open. Image: Getty.

Second seed Ferrer reached the final with a 7-5 6-1 win over Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer.

He twice broke Fognini’s serve in the opening set, and secured a decisive break in the fourth game of the second.

“It was my best match of the tournament and I’m very happy having won two tournaments this season,” Ferrer said.

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