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.    

David Ferrer downs Kei Nishikori for fourth Mexico title

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.

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