Ferrer Wins Third Valencia Open

(October 28, 2012) No. 5 David Ferrrer held off unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1 3-6 6-4 to win the Valencia Open for the third time in his career on Sunday. It’s the Spaniard’s sixth title in 2012.

“It’s always very difficult to play at home,” Ferrer said. I knew it would be more difficult to win the title again. He’s a very talented opponent. I played aggressively and it went well for me. I want to dedicate the victory to Juan Carlos Ferrero on his farewell. He has given me the opportunity to grow as a person and as a player.”

“I couldn’t take advantage of my opportunities in the third set,” Dolgopolov said. “He took his chances and broke my serve with new balls. I’m happy to have reached the final, but maybe today I played worse. I enjoyed the tournament a lot.”