14 Jan 2012

Ferrer wins his third Heineken Open tennis title

8:24 pm on 14 January 2012

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer has defended his Heineken Open title, beating the Belgian Olivier Rochus in straight sets in the final in Auckland.

Ferrer won 6-3, 6-4 in a rain-interrupted match that lasted only an hour and 36 minutes on court, but took three hours to complete on Saturday.

It's the world number five's third Auckland title after his maiden win in 2007 - he joins New Zealand great Onny Parrun and Australian legend Roy Emerson as the only players to win the tournament three times.

Austrians win doubles

Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya of Austria have won the doubles title at the Heineken Open.

The top seeds beat third seeds Frantisek Cermak of the Czech Republic and Filip Polasek of Slovakia in straight sets in the final.

The Austrians picked up their second ATP doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory.