David Ferrer downs Kei Nishikori for fourth Mexico title
David Ferrer won a record-equalling fourth Mexican Open title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Kei Nishikori in the Acapulco hardcourt final.
Acapulco: David Ferrer won a record-equalling fourth Mexican Open title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Kei Nishikori in the Acapulco hardcourt final.
The Spanish world number nine`s triumph put him level with Austrian Thomas Muster with four Mexican titles having also won the tournament three times from 2010-2012 on clay.
It was Ferrer’s third title this year after Doha and last week’s win in Rio de Janeiro and 24th of his career, ending a run of five defeats to the Japanese top seed.
Nishikori now leads Ferrer 7-4 in their meetings.
"I played very aggressive, without mistakes. I`m very happy. To win here a fourth time is a dream," Ferrer was quoted as saying on the ATP website.
"In important moments, he made more mistakes and I took my chances. I feel very confident with my tennis now. I`ve won three tournaments this year and we`ve only began the season."
Ferrer was dominant almost throughout the match with Nishokori, set to rise to world number four after reaching the final, on the back foot and 3-0 down in the second set after twice being broken by the Spaniard.
However, the 2014 U.S. Open finalist fought back to 4-4 then 5-5 as the players exchanged further breaks before Ferrer clinched it in one hour and 49 minutes.
Swiss Timea Bacsinszky won the women’s crown beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-3 6-0 in the final.