Nadal clinches 7th Barcelona crown

Posted at Apr 30 2012 11:46 AM | Updated as of Apr 30 2012 07:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Rafael Nadal became the first player in the open era to win two tournaments seven times when he fought off tenacious Spanish compatriot David Ferrer to win a thrilling Barcelona Open final.

Nadal, fresh from clinching a record eighth straight Monte Carlo Masters crown last week, claimed the giant Conde de Godo trophy for the seventh time in eight years with his 34th straight win at the event.

It was Nadal’s 48th career title and his 34th triumph on his beloved clay. Mornings @ ANC, April 30, 2012.