David Ferrer is enjoying his best career season after lifting his fifth year-to-date title at the Skistar Swedish Open – Tennis News
World number five, David Ferrer, conquered the Skistar Open 2012 after crushing his compatriot, Nicolas Almagro, in straight sets. As a result, the Spanish veteran bagged his fifth career title this circuit at this ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals)
World Tour 250 series event taking place in Bastad, Sweden.
The top seeded Spaniard is enjoying his best career season after conquering his fifth title of the season, summing up a total of 16 titles. He displayed top notch performance to outrun his fellow citizen in their 11th battle against each other.
As a result, Ferrer not only improved to an 11-0 record in the FedEx ATP Head 2 Head series against the 26-year-old but also bagged 250 South African Airways ATP Ranking points.
“It has been the best season of my career, I have won five titles," the Spanish number two stated in a courtside interview. "I have never done this well and I am very happy for that. I work hard, I always fight every match and every year I try and improve
on my game.”
Ferrer broke the world number 10’s serve four times and swiped his entire serves with conviction, eventually recording the victory and earning the prize money.
Summing up the 30-year-old’s performance at this epic encounter, Ferrer clobbered a better first serve share of 72 per cent as compared to his rival’s 51 per cent and tremendously marked 30 out of 42 points on it.
Ferrer has now improved to a 51-9 win-loss record this season and has won more matches than anyone else on the tour.
“Last year I played really good tennis," Ferrer was quoted further. "I am a better player than in 2007 when I won here. I work to improve my game. I don’t work to be in the Top 4. I work to be a better player and nothing else.”
Almagro on the other side of net fell to a 12-6 record in the final showdowns of ATP events. He also lost to Ferrer in the title-round of the Copa Claro in February.