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Ferrer beats qualifier to win Paris Masters

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PARIS (AP) David Ferrer beat Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 6-3 to win the Paris Masters on Sunday, clinching the first Masters title of his career.

The fourth-seeded Spaniard lost his three previous Masters finals - twice to Rafael Nadal and once to Andy Murray - but this time he didn't have a Grand Slam winner in front of him and never looked in real danger.

Ferrer collapsed to the court and held his head in his hands after securing victory on his first match point when Janowicz's two-handed backhand was wide.

The 69th-ranked Janowicz made an incredible run to the final, eliminating five top-20 ranked players in a row, including third-ranked Andy Murray. But this time his serve let him down.

Updated November 4, 2012

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