David Ferrer claimed his first title of the season as he defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets in the Swedish Open final.

Ferrer claims Swedish title

Ferrer claims Swedish title

The 35-year-old Spaniard, who was eighth seed in Bastad, managed to break his Ukrainian opponent when they were tied at 4-4 in the opening set and then held serve to go in front.

Ferrer looked set to cruise to the title when he led 5-1 in the second set only for Dolgopolov to storm back as he won three successive games.

But it proved to be too little, too late for the world number 89 as Ferrer took the next game to secure a 6-4 6-4 win in just under an hour and 30 minutes.

He will now look to build on his first win of 2017 in next week's German Open in Hamburg, where he will face Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round.