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Former world number one Rafael Nadal cruised to his 38th claycourt title at the Mexican Open, 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.

AFP, photo by tennis buzz