Any doubts in Rafael Nadal‘s ability to come back at the highest level are slowly going away, with the No.5 demolishing his fellow countryman David Ferrer 6-0 6-2 in just over an hour to take his second title in three weeks since his comeback, this time without dropping a set on his way to taking the trophy.
Nadal was dominant from the offset, steamrolling his way to a bagel by converting three of the break point chances he had in a truly dominant first set. He won 27 of the 40 points available, including when break point down at 3-0 to put paid to any possible momentum swing.
It was eight games in a row for Nadal before Ferrer finally got on board, saving another break point before finally getting the hold. He even had a chance to get back on serve but Nadal held tight and ensured that he would remain broken just once during the entire tournament (opening match vs Schwartzman) with the hold. Nadal then got the insurance break but it wouldn’t matter as he reeled off two comfortable service games to close out the match.
Nadal confirmed after the tournament he will be playing Indian Wells.