Ferrer rallies for Buenos Aires victory

Feb. 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Spain's David Ferrer rallied from a first-set loss Sunday to prevail over countryman Nicolas Almagro and claim the title of the Copa Claro tennis event.

The top-seeded Ferrer bested Almagro, the defending Buenos Aires champ, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, improving to 13-1 this year and 9-0 against Almagro for his career.

Ferrer bounced back after going down early, reeling off five aces to take the match in just under 2 hours on the red clay at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Ferrer lost to fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in the 2010 Buenos Aires finals.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury