The central court of the Barcelona Royal Tennis Club bore witness to a tightly-contested match between two of the top clay-court players of the moment, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. The Alicante-born tennis player, the champion of the Valencia Open 500 in 2010 and joint owner of the rights to the Valencian Open, fought back strongly right to the end of a match that was eventually won by the Mallorcan (7-6, 7-5) after two hours and forty minutes of play.
The sweet taste of success is cruelly snatched from Granollers and López
The reigning champion of the Valencia Open 500, Marcel Granollers, finished his participation in the tournament with a bittersweet taste in the mouth. The Catalan player and his doubles partner Marc López were knocked out of the final by the Polish pair of Fyrstenberg and Matkowski in an extremely closely-fought match which had to be decided by a super tie-break, the final score being 2-6, 7-6, 10-8.