Nadal missed seven months with a left knee injury before making his comeback in the Latin American clay court season. On Saturday, he beat the three-time defending champion David Ferrer in just 65 minutes in the Mexican Open. He had earlier beaten David Nalbandian in the Brazil Open. (All AP Photos)
David Ferrer, who was a three-time champion at the Acapulco meet, was denied by his senior compatriot on Saturday.
The Spanish left-hander showed glimpses of how dangerous he can be in top-flight tennis, thrashing his countryman Ferrer by a convincing 6-0 6-2 margin.
Nadal poses with the Mexican Open title in his customary way, biting the trophy while sporting a Mexican matador hat.
Nadal, it seems, has made a habit of beating Davids in the tournament finals. He beat Argentine David Nalbandian for Brasil Open title and now hammering World No.4 David Ferrer for the Mexican open crown.
The 11-time major champion broke Ferrer five times from eight opportunities, winning 58 per cent of his return points. He improved his record against Ferrer to 17-4.