Gstaad :Spain's Nicolas Almagro won the Swiss Open on Sunday with a comprehensive straight sets defeat of Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
Almagro's 7-5, 6-1 win means he lifts the seventh trophy of his career on the ATP circuit and thus hands Spain their first Swiss Open crown since Alex Corretja in 2002.
All of Almagro's victories have been won on clay courts, with the previous just two weeks ago at Sweden's Bastad.
Almagro raced to a 5-3 lead in the first set only for Gasquet to battle back to 5-5. The Spaniard then dug deep, producing two timely aces to seal the set.
In the second the Spaniard gave no quarter to Gasquet, who had missed Wimbledon because of a back injury, and the Frenchman struggled to win just one game as Almagro raced ahead to seal the match.