Ferrer was the favourite going into the match with a 9-0 head to head record against Almagro. He only lost one match this year, and that was against world no.1 Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Almagro was the one with a better start of the match, and despite being two breakpoints down when serving for the set, he managed to keep his cool and claimed the first set.
Ferrer started the second set much stronger, breaking Almagro straight away. The set went with serve afterwards and there was going to be a decider.
The second seed Almagro had a good chance to break the world no.5 in the second game of the third set, but didn´t take his chances and Ferrer broke him in the very next game. One more break after that was enough to seal the set and the match.
This was Ferrer´s second title of the year and he is looking very strong not only on clay but on hardcourt too.
For a spot in the final, Ferrer defeated David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-1 6-4 and Almagro battled past Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, beating him 6-4 3-6 7-5.