David Ferrer has won the Heineken Open for the forth time after beating second seed Philip Kohlschreiber in the final.
Ferrer has now equalled Roy Emerson’s long standing record of four Auckland titles.
After an excellent 2012, where he claimed seven titles, Ferrer is now the world No4 – and will go into the Australian Open with some excellent form.
“I don’t think I am a legend – Roy Emerson, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray they are – but not me,” said Ferrer with a grin. “I am David Ferrer, I am very happy with my career and I am a legend in my home (but) not as a tennis player.”
After the match, Ferrer revealed he had received a congratulatory message from Emerson – who won 12 grand slam singles as well as titles in Auckland in 1960 and 1965-67 – and seemed touched.
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