Barcelona Open Banc
Sabadell Barcelona, Spain
RESULTS - SUNDAY, 28 APRIL, 2013
Singles - Final
R Nadal (ESP) d  N Almagro (ESP) 64 63
Doubles - Final
A Peya (AUT) / B
Soares (BRA) d  R Lindstedt (SWE) / D Nestor (CAN) 57
76(7) 10-4 - Saved 1 M.P.
Doubles - Semi-finals
A Peya (AUT) /
B Soares (BRA) d  M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP)
 R Lindstedt (SWE) / D Nestor (CAN) d D
Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 46 76(6) 10-3
FINALS REVIEW – NADAL CONTINUES BARCELONA DOMINANCE;
Nadal won his eighth Barcelona title in nine years.
During his reign, Nadal has won 39 successive matches at
the event, taking 80 of the 82 sets he’s played.
The Mallorcan improved to 13-0 against fellow Spaniards
in ATP World Tour finals and increased his FedEx ATP
Head2Head series lead over Nicolas Almagro to a 10-0
• Nadal has reached the final at the first six
tournaments he’s played this season and is the first
player to lift four trophies in 2013.
• A Spaniard
has won the Barcelona title 11 years running.
Almagro was appearing in the final for the first time on
his 10th appearance.
• Alexander Peya and Bruno
Soares saved a championship point to win their second
team title of the season (Sao Paulo) and fifth overall.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Rafael Nadal: “I feel very happy to lift
the trophy once again here in Barcelona. It means a lot
especially after the difficult year I’ve had. The
conditions were very difficult today, especially in the
first six games as it was raining a lot.”
On defeating Almagro: “I am extremely
satisfied about being able to defeat a player like Nico
in straight sets in the final. I played better and
better as the match went on and the break at 1-3 in the
first set was vital for me. In the second set, things
went smoother and I managed [to do] well in all the
Nicolas Almagro: “With the rain, the
ball got heavier and it wasn’t the same for me anymore.
The speed went down and he was able to stay more in the
point. I feel okay after the match. I fought all week to
be able to be in the final and I reached my goal. Once
there, you want to win so yes I feel a bit disappointed
about it but I need to look at it positively and it’s
been a great week for me overall. I felt great here all
week with the crowd and all the people from the club.”
Alexander Peya: “Every week you win a
tournament, it's something special. We lost in the first
round in our last two tournaments and we got through a
tough first round here. We started to play better and
better. Today was just a very good day. I think we
performed well the whole day.
On winning two matches in the same day:
“It's always tough when there are rainy conditions and
you wait around. But it's the same for everybody and it
can happen at any tournament. Unfortunately it happened
this week. I think the tournament did a great job to get
it done. The courts were in very good shape. It was
weird to play two matches in a row, but we are very
Bruno Soares: “It was a great week. It
was very strange and different. We played in a lot of
sun the first two matches and then had to wait three
days to play in the semi-finals. Today, we played two
unbelievable matches. In the final, they played really
well and fought hard. But we stayed positive and played
our best at the end. We're going to Munich tomorrow and
then Madrid and Rome. We're playing and feeling good, so
we're hoping to keep that up.”