Acapulco, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) - David Ferrer is once again the Mexican Open champion, topping top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 in Saturday's final.
Ferrer, seeded second this week, won this event three straight years from 2010-12 and was the runner-up to fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in 2013.
His 24th career ATP Tour title came at the hands of Nishikori, who had his serve broken six times on the hardcourts at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess.
Ferrer, who collected $343,000 with the victory, had lost five straight meetings against the Japanese star and is just 4-7 all-time against him.
Nishikori will still reach a career-high of No. 4 in the world rankings next week.