World number 4 David Ferrer defends Buenos Aires crown
BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - World number four David Ferrer of Spain defended his crown Sunday at the $490,000 ATP claycourt tournament in Buenos Aires with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win over Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.
Ferrer, the top seed, saw off his third-seeded rival before a 4,000 crowd at the Lawn Tennis Club despite dropping serve at the start of the deciding set as he then proceeded to polish off six games on a roll.
The 30-year-old pocketed his 20th career title and second of the year after Auckland.
"It is difficult to defend a tournament but tennis has been kind to me and I am very happy to have done so. I shall savour the moment," said Ferrer.