Sunday, 3 March 2013

Rafael Nadal destroys David Ferrer in Acapulco Final, confirms attendance for Indian Wells

The mens Acapulco final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer was the top billing on Saturday's order of play and it was Nadal who sent out a message to the rest of the tour with a 6-0 6-2 smashing of his fellow Spaniard.  You have to feel sorry for Ferrer, who certainly lacks the belief to beat the big guys as he suffered a similar thrashing in the Australian Open semi-finals to Novak Djokovic.  Nadal has now confirmed that he will play Indian Wells, which is really great news as it is the first time in quite a while that the real big top 4 on the ATP side will be in the same draw.  In the womens draw, Sara Errani was dominant in defeating Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-0 6-4 for her first title of the year.  Karolina Pliskova and Monica Niculescu won their first WTA titles in Kuala Lumpur and Florianopolis resepctively, meanwhile Ernests Gulbis and Edouard Roger-Vasselin will contest the final in Delray Beach tonight.

Highlights from Nadal/Ferrer in Acapulco

My next blogs will be focussing on the first Premier Mandatory event in Indian Wells; the womens draw comes out Monday night (UK time) and the mens draw a day later.  I hope to have my first preview up on Tuesday evening!

1 comment:

  1. Nadal was simply too good for Ferrer. Looks like his getting back to his best after a long layoff.