Ferrer Wins Third Consecutive Title at Argentina’s Copa Claro

It’s the power of three for David Ferrer

The 31-year-old Spanish tennis player, who defeated his compatriot Nicolas Almagro in the previous round, has claimed his third straight title at Argentina’s Copa Claro tournament.

David Ferrer

Ferrer defeated Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 Sunday on the outdoor clay courts in the Argentine capital.

It was the 21st ATP singles title for the tournament’s top-seed Ferrer.

Second-seeded Fognini was playing his fifth consecutive clay-court final since the French Open.

The Italian won the final a week ago in Chile for his third tour singles title.

Ferrer, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, had previously won three consecutive titles at one other tournament, New Zealand’s Heineken Open in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Ferrer Defeats Nicolas Almagro to Reach Copa Claro Final

David Ferrer is thisclose to a three-peat…

The 31-year-old Spanish tennis player defeated compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-4-62 in Saturday’s semifinals at Argentina’s Copa Claro to reach the finals.

David Ferrer

Ferrer, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, improved his FedEx ATP Head2Head advantage over Almagro to 15-0 with the win.

The two-time defending champion prevailed in 86 minutes, saving six of seven break points faced while converting on four of his own. Almagro secured his lone break of serve to open the second set but was unable to maintain the early lead.

Ferrer, ranked No. 5 in the world, will look to overturn a seven-match losing streak in ATP World Tour finals when he faces Italy’s Fabiio Fognini in the finals, with his most recent title coming in Buenos Aires last year.

He’s also seeking to extend the string of Spanish dominance in the Argentine capital, with four different Spaniards having hoisted the trophy since 2009.

A win in the final would give Ferrer his third three-peat on the ATP World Tour, after winning three consecutive titles in Acapulco (2010-12) and Auckland (2011-13).

Meanwhile, Fognini rallied from down a set and a break to defeat third-seed Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday, booking a spot in the Copa Claro final.

Ferrer Advances to Semi-Finals at Argentina’s Copa Claro

David Ferrer is one step closer to reaching 21…

21 ATP tournament titles, that is.

David Ferrer

The 31-year-old Spanish tenista beat his compatriot Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Copa Claro tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ferrer, the two-time defending champion in Buenos Aires and this year’s No. 1 seed, is hoping to win his 21st ATP tournament.

Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and No. 3 Tommy Robredo of Spain are also into the semifinals, and they’ll face each other on Saturday.

Fognini, who won the ATP event last week in Chile, advanced Friday by defeating Pablo Andujar of Spain 6-4, 6-3.

Robredo won his match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Robredo won the first set 6-1, and Haase retired with an injury after falling behind 2-0 in the second set.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal pulled out of the tournament with a back injury but will play next week in the Rio Open in Rio de Janeiro.

Ferrer Wins Second Title of the Year…

David Ferrer has claimed his second title of the season…

The 30-year-old Spanish tennis pro defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday to defend his Copa Claro title in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

David Ferrer

Ferrer, the top seed in the tournament, broke his opponent six times — including three in the final set — to earn the 20th title of his career.

He won the Heineken Open last month in Auckland, New Zealand.

Wawrinka was looking to win for his fourth ATP title, but couldn’t match Ferrer’s consistency on the outdoor clay court.

Ferrer won 11 straight points during one stretch in the third set, a slump from which Wawrinka just couldn’t recover.

Ferrer won this tournament last year, beating Nicolas Almagro in an all-Spanish final. Backed by strong support from the Argentine crowd, Ferrer promised to return.

Ferrer Wins Mexican Open Title…

David Ferrer has claimed his third tournament title of the year in 2012…

The 29-year-old professional Spanish tennis player—currently ranked No. 5 in the world on the ATP rankings list—easily defended his title at the Mexican Open on Saturday, beating fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 6-2 in the final.

David Ferrer

Ferrer broke Verdasco twice in each set to take the match in just over an hour.

This marks Ferrer’s second title in as many weeks, following his victory last Sunday at the Copa Claro event in Buenos Aires. Ferrer won his first tournament of 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand at the Heineken Open.

With his performance at the Mexican Open, Ferrer has improved his 2012 record to 18-1—with his only loss coming to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.