David Ferrer has defeated Agustin Velotti of Argentina in the first round of ATP Copa Claro. Ferrer won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-1.

Ferrer’s recent form has been pretty good. He had won the title in Auckland last month as well and looking at his performance against Velotti, one can expect him to go all the way in this tournament as well.

Ferrer has been given top seed in this tournament, while, Velotti was given entry through wild card.

In the match against Velotti, Ferrer began well. He got a breakthrough in the fourth game of the first set and took a lead of 3-1. In the next two games, both the players held their serve and Ferrer was leading by 4-2 when the sixth game got finished.

Velotti bounced back with a serve break in the seventh game. The Argentinean needed to hold his serve in the 8th game to level the scores, but, he didn’t succeed in that. He dropped his serve and Ferrer got ahead by 5-3. The ninth game was easily served out by Ferrer which sealed the set in his favour.

Ferrer started the second set in a better way than the first one. He broke Velotti’s serve in the 2nd game and then, with a serve hold in the next game, he made the score 3-0 in his favour.

Velotti held his serve in the 4th game, but, that remained the one and only game won by him in the set. Ferrer broke the service of the Argentinean player again in the 6th game and held his serve in the 7th game to finish off the match.

In the post match interview, Ferrer said, “It was really a satisfying performance. Especially, I am happy with the way I played my return shots today.”