Ferrer sees off Janowicz
Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz could not complete his fairytale week after he was dispatched in straight sets in the Paris Masters final by Spaniard David Ferrer.
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World number 69 Janowicz has beaten, among others, top-10 players Andy Murray and Janko Tipsarevic en route to Sunday's showpiece event but he proved no match for Ferrer.
The fourth seed ensured he will enter next week's ATP World Tour Finals in London in supreme confidence after a 6-4 6-3 win gave him his first Masters 1000 crown.
The triumph was Ferrer's seventh of the season and his second in a row after triumphing in Valencia last week.
He is the first person outside the world's top four - Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Murray and Rafael Nadal - to win a Masters 1000 since Robin Soderling triumphed in Paris two years ago.
Ferrer was itching to end a run of three defeats in a Masters 1000 final against the first Polish player to reach one.
The world number five showed his superior experience by staving off break points to hold the ninth game before capitalising in the next to wrap up the first set after Janowicz overhit a forehand.
The two exchanged breaks at the start of the second set although Ferrer claimed the decisive break in the sixth game before closing out the match in 87 minutes.
Ferrer said: "It was a dream for me to win here in Paris-Bercy. I had never won a Masters 1000 and I took my chance, because it was not Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.
"I played very good these [past] two weeks. It is very important because it was the best season of my career, and I will try to improve my game."
Janowicz, whose ranking will soar when the new list is published on Monday, said fatigue had played its part.
"This was his fifth match, this was my eighth match," he stressed.
"I was really tired. I was actually exhausted almost. I'm only human, and I'm still happy about this final. David played today really good tennis. It was good enough to beat me today. He's a really experienced guy. He didn't get nervous."
The Pole, who won fans' hearts with his emotional interviews during the week, added: "I've got a lot of confidence right now. I learned if you have big heart and you want to do something amazing and you're going to fight for this, you have a big chance to make it."