Rafael Nadal has won the Mexican Open, his second tournament since returning from a serious knee injury.
After being out of tennis for the past seven months, the Spaniard has won his second tournament in three weeks after he defeated David Ferrer en route to the title in Mexico. The match ended 6-0 6-2 in favor of Nadal and lasted only 65 minutes.
"I've had some difficult months, especially during my time away from tennis, but I feel good," said Nadal.
"I have to thank my family and everyone involved in my rehabilitation. It has been a difficult time over the last few months."
This is Nadal's 52nd ATP Tour Title of his career and his 38th clay court tournament victory.Nadal has won 12 of his 13 matches since returning from a torn tendon and maintained his record of never losing against a Spanish player in a final.
"I want to congratulate Rafa. He is not an easy player to beat," said world number four Ferrer. "If I have to lose I am happy to lose to Rafa."
Despite speculation that he will miss out on next week's Indian Wells hard-court tournament in America, Nadal confirmed he would take part in the tournament.
"My heart tells me I should continue competing, that I need to move on to the next tournament," he said.