Robin Soderling ousts David Ferrer

Updated: July 17, 2011, 1:20 PM ET
Associated Press

BASTAD, Sweden -- Robin Soderling beat David Ferrer of Spain 6-2, 6-2 to win the Swedish Open for the second time in three years on Sunday.

The fifth-ranked Swede, who has won four tournaments this year, dominated the clay-court final.

A key turning point came in the seventh game of the first set when top-seeded Soderling, already leading 4-2, broke second-seeded Ferrer's serve to take the game and later the set.

Ferrer never recovered, conceding the first four games of the second set to his Swedish rival.

Though Ferrer tried to come back into the match, winning two straight games, Soderling still cruised to victory -- taking his record against the Spaniard to 10-4.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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