Former world number 1 only took an hour to outplay fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 to claim his second Mexican Open trophy. The 26-year old has been out of competitive action for over 7 seven months following his knee problems since Wimbledon. However, Nadal was pleased with his performance at the final and praised his form as “almost perfect”.
The current world number 5, Nadal has had a good spell since his return to competitive tennis as he made the final of the all the three tournaments he has participated in as well as winning two of them.
Ferrer showed lack of resistance and variety to stay with Nadal throughout the match, as Nadal breezed through the first set and his 8-game straight streak was over when Ferrer finally managed to get himself on the board after 44 minutes.
Ferrer, who’s won the Mexican Open on three occasions himself, was gracious at defeat admitting “Rafa was just better than me today”.
Eleven times Grand Slam Champion, Nadal confirmed that he will be taking part at the Indian Well’s starting next week, “my heart tells me I should continue competing, that I need to move on to the next tournament” said Nadal after his win.
Umida Ibrahimova, sports correpondent