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Ferrer tops Wawrinka, defends title at Buenos Aires

1:22 PM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
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Buenos Aires, Argentina (Sports Network) - Top-seeded and defending champion David Ferrer captured his second consecutive title at Buenos Aires by taking out Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets at the clay-court final of the Copa Claro tennis event on Sunday.

The world No. 4 Spaniard had a second set hiccup before breezing through the final set in taking a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 decision over the third-seeded Wawrinka. In 10 all-time matchups against the native of Switzerland, Ferrer has been victorious in seven of the meetings.

With the victory, Ferrer pocketed $84,550 and captured the 20th singles title of his career and his second of the year. The 30-year-old was victorious in Auckland last month.

Ferrer now has 10 victories in title matches on clay courts, moving him into a third place tie with Roger Federer and Nikolay Davydenko for most among active players.

For Wawrinka, who fell to 3-7 in championship events, it was his first ATP World Tour final appearance since winning Chennai in January 2011.

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