Tennis: Nadal wins Mexican Open

Former world number one Rafael Nadal cruised to his 38th claycourt title at the Mexican Open Saturday, claiming his second title in three events since returning from a seven-month injury layoff.

Nadal, who has never lost to a fellow Spaniard in a final, kept his perfect record intact by routing reigning three-time champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2.

Second seed Nadal, who also won this event in 2005, was appearing in his third final of the year. He won in Sao Paulo on February 17 and was runner-up in Vina del Mar, Chile, the previous week.

Nadal needed just 65 minutes to clinch the title, serving brilliantly throughout as he won 81 percent of his first-serve points. He saved both break points he faced.

World number four Ferrer had his serve broken five times.

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