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Ferrer ends near two-year wait for title


David Ferrer of Spain kisses his trophy after winning the singles final match of the Swedish Open ATP tennis tournament against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 in Bastad, Sweden, July 23, 2017. Adam IHSE / TT News Agency / AFP

Spaniard David Ferrer claimed his first ATP Tour title in almost two years by seeing off Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the clay-court tournament in Bastad on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Ferrer came through 6-4, 6-4 to seal the 27th title of his career, but first since October 2015 when he won in Vienna.

The former French Open finalist, now ranked 46th in the world, was cruising to victory with a 5-1 lead in the second set, but needed seven match points to eventually get over the line.

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