Result: Rafael Nadal wins Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal wins the ATP Barcelona Open after a 7-6 7-5 victory over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

Rafael Nadal secured the title in the ATP Barcelona Open with a 7-6 7-5 victory over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the climax of the competition.

The world number one struggled in the early stages against his opponent, with Ferrer moving into a 2-0 lead in the opening set.

Nadal recovered, however, and the match remained on course at 6-6, but Nadal demonstrated his vast ability in the tie-break, securing it 7-1 in spectacular fashion.

Ferrer refused to be beaten early in the second set, and came from a break down to tie the match at 3-3, before moving 4-5 ahead.

Nadal won it with three straight games, however, eventually securing the win with a powerful backhand.

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