DOHA, Qatar (AP) David Ferrer won his 22nd career ATP title when he defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday.
The fourth-seeded Ferrer broke the third-seeded Berdych in the first game, and raced to 4-1.
Berdych hadn't dropped his serve in 34 service games through the semifinals, but surrendered four of eight service break opportunities to the Spaniard.
In the second set, Ferrer received the advantage when Berdych double-faulted on a second break point he faced in the 11th game.
The Spaniard improved his record to 8-5 against Berdych, whose finals record slumped to 10-15.