Amazing Stan Wawrinka brushed aside David Ferrer in the Portugal Open 2013 in Estoril in straight sets.
Second seed Wawrinka excelled in today’s Estoril final as he outclassed top seed Ferrer and reduced the Spaniard’s head-to-head lead to 7-4. The Swiss started the match in a powerful fashion and went on a five straight games run, breaking Ferrer two times in the process. The latter got on the board in the next game, but the opener was already out of his reach by then – Wawrinka sealed it with the set ball number one after 30 minutes of play. He won 84% of his service points, Ferrer only 46%.
The World No. 4 Spaniard’s performance improved as the match went on, yet Wawrinka’s level of game would not drop, so no break balls were generated in the opening eight games in the second set. However, the Swiss broke the deadlock in the next one and consolidated the break by holding to love – the game, set as well as the Portugal Open tournament thus went the Swiss’s way. He seized his fourth ATP crown with a superb 6-1, 6-4 victory after one hour and five minutes spent on the Centre Court. Wawrinka’s serve was never under a threat during the clash which he ended with a remarkable 89% first serve and 80% second serve points won efficiency (Ferrer 68%–43%).
“It feels great to have won a title again, as it was one of my goals at the start of the year,” Wawrinka said after winning the trophy. “It was a challenge against a Top 4 player. I am very happy with the way I played today. I was really focused and I made it difficult for him on my serve.”