Nadal beats Ferrer to win seventh Barcelona Open title

Updated: Apr 30, 2012, 00:39 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Madrid: Rafa Nadal defeated David Ferrer 7-6 7-5 to clinch the Barcelona Open title for a record 7th time on Sunday.

"Without doubt it was my most difficult match since the start of the clay season," Nadal was quoted as saying by a news agency.

"I think that David more than deserved to win this title and I really wish him the best for the rest of his career," Rafa further added.

David Ferrer who has got only four wins against Nadal in 18 meeting said, “ Rafa is Rafa and he is very good,".

"I have lost four times to him here in the final now but I know I have lost to one of the greats," added the 30-year-old.

"He is a very good player and as a person even better."