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David Ferrer Captures First Masters Title in Paris

Nov 6th, 2012
Staff Writer

David Ferrer won his first Masters tournament title || on Saturday. Photo credit: WikimediaThe last Masters tournament of the year was full of twists, turns and surprises. In the end, one of the tennis world’s top contenders earned his first Master Series title.

Saturday November 3rd saw two competitors battle it out for the BNP Paribas Masters Final in Paris. David Ferrer, world tennis contender since 2000 and current world number four, met a tournament qualifier, 21 year-old Jerzy Janowicz of Poland.

Janowicz beat five top-20 players on his way to the final, according to Sports Illustrated. The 69th-ranked Janowicz rode his big serve and consistent play to the final match, but with one of the games top service returners across the net, was unable to complete the run with an improbable Masters tournament win.

Expected to climb the tennis ladder to the 26th rank, Jerzy Janowicz’s impressive game was lacking against Spain’s Ferrer. “I was actually exhausted,” Janowicz confessed, “...almost. During the last three nights I didn’t sleep much and I didn’t have an appetite so I didn’t eat too good.”

David Ferrer saw his fourth Master’s tournament final lead to his first title and seventh tournament title of the 2012. “I was very nervous because it was my chance to win a first Masters title, but somehow I knew it was my turn,” Ferrer said in an interview, “To me this is a dream to win here. If I won it’s because I have a great team.”

The top eight world-ranked players will play in the Barclay ATP World Tour Final, beginning today, at the O2 arena in London. Scores can be watched live on the ATP World Tour website.