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Nadal beats Ferrer for 7th Barcelona Open win

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beating David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in Sunday's Barcelona Open final.

The second-ranked Nadal's 21st straight victory on clay followed up his eighth straight win in Monte Carlo.

The sixth-ranked Ferrer lost his fourth Barcelona Open final to Nadal, who saved 12 of 15 break points for his 34th victory on clay.

Nadal won the 10th all-Spanish final for a 48th career win.

Updated April 29, 2012

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