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Ferrer wins the Japan Open

Oct. 7, 2007 at 5:19 PM   |   Comments

TOKYO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- David Ferrer Sunday trounced Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2, to claim at the men’s title at the Japan Open in Tokyo.

The world No. 8 Ferrer, a U.S. Open semifinalist last month, was playing in his third final this season.

He had topped 6-foot-10 Croat Ivo Karlovic, the seventh seed, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 Saturday to reach this final.

"It's great to be the first Spaniard to win here after Manuel Orantes (in 1975)," Ferrer said. "It's been such a long time. Nice to see my name on the trophy next to some tennis stars."

The 21-year-old Gasquet, fresh off his title at Mumbai, India last week, has won five tournaments in his career, and is 13th in the latest ATP rankings.

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