David Ferrer wins Heineken Open for 4th time

Updated: January 11, 2013, 11:34 PM ET
Associated Press

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Top seed David Ferrer beat second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (5), 6-1 on Saturday to win the Heineken Open title for the third straight year and fourth time overall.

Ferrer matched the record of Australia's Roy Emerson, who won the Auckland singles title in 1960, 1965, 1966 and 1967.

Spain's Ferrer took the title for the first time in 2007.

Ferrer received an email from Emerson just before the final, wishing him well in his effort to equal his ...

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