Ferrer was exhausted in loss to Nadal

Sunday, March 03, 2013 /by

After Rafael Nadal crushed defending champion David Ferrer, 6-0, 6-2, in the Acapulco final, Ferrer—who  had defended titles already this year at Auckland and Buenos Aires – says he wasn't fit enough to compete with the 11-time Grand Slam champion.

"If I have to lose to someone I'm glad it's with him," Ferrer told reporters. “I’m glad he’s back though I have been struck [hard]. Rafa was at a much higher [level]. I lacked energy, was exhausted, I was not in a position to compete with Rafa, but no excuse. He was much better than me. Tennis is just [like that] and that’s the way it was. He was superior.”

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