Rafael Nadal blasted past top seed and defending champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 in Saturday's final of the Mexican Open in a powerful performance that indicated he has quickly returned to near his best after a long-term knee injury.
Ferrer was a three-time defending champion and had won 19 straight matches in this event, but he could find no answer to Nadal, losing to his Spanish compatriot in just one hour and five minutes.
Nadal surprised himself with the one-sided victory.
''I did not do anything wrong today, I had a great match, almost perfect,'' Nadal said. ''I would have never imagined playing at the level that I played today, I'm leaving happy and surprised.
''I played a great match against one of the top players in the world, a specialist in clay who did not look like himself out there, he had a bad day.''
The women's final was similarly one-sided with Italy's Sara Errani beating Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain 6--0,...