Almagro was disappointing throughout the match in Bastad, showing none of the promise and potential that he exhibited on his rise to becoming world no. 10. The best the 26 year old could do was force a single break point against Ferrer, whose fifth ATP title of the season rarely looked in doubt.
Ferrer raced through the first set, breaking Almagro’s serve twice to clinch it 6-2. Two more breaks followed as the second set ran a similar course, both going the top seed’s way as he cruised to a 6-2 6-2 victory.
David Ferrer – who lost to Robin Soderling in last year’s final – was the epitome of focus and got 72% of his first serves in both sets. It took only 67 minutes for the Spaniard to wrap up a victory that sees him draw level with Roger Federer in number of events won on this year’s ATP tour.