With all the attention focused on the efforts of Rafael Nadal on Monte Carlo and Barcelona, it is expected that some tennis fans like me has failed to monitor the other results of other events that are played the same week. For example, there’s the BMW Open in Munich, and as expected this event wasn’t televised. But what to expect? Even the Barcelona event wasn’t carried by my cable provider. So that was an expected win for Rafa Nadal on the Barcelona event. Facing compatriot David Ferrer, Rafa ceded the second set but came back strong in the third set to bounce Ferrer, 6-1 4-6 6-1. It was Nadal’s fourth Barcelona crown after winning his record fourth Monte Carlo crown.
On the BMW Open, it was Gonzales’ turn to collect his 10th tour title. He defeated Simone Bolleli of Italy 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 6-3. This was Gonzales second tour title for the year. By winning the Open, Fernando Gonzales pocketed $92,000 and a sports car. The event was sponsored by BMW.