25 Apr 2011

Nadal floors Ferrer to win sixth Barcelona title

6:08 am on 25 April 2011

World tennis number one Rafael Nadal has beaten fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets to win a sixth Barcelona Open title in seven years.

Nadal underlined his crushing dominance on clay, overwhelming Ferrer 6-2 6-4 in the final.

Nadal's latest success on the red dust was the 24-year-old Mallorcan's 31st clay title, putting him one clear of Bjorn Borg and Manuel Orantes on the all-time winners list and third behind Guillermo Vilas (45) and Thomas Muster (40).