David Ferrer

David Ferrer Ern ( born April 2, 1982 in Javea ) is a Spanish tennis player. The 1.75 m wide and 73 kg Right-handed began his professional career in 2000 and has since won on the ATP World Tour twenty singles and two doubles titles. Ferrer became known as a clay court specialist, but now he succeeds on other toppings good results. He belonged respectively to the Spanish Davis Cup team in 2008, 2009 and 2011, won the title. Five times he was in the semi-finals and once in the final of a Grand Slam tournament and once in the final of the Tennis Masters Cup. In July 2013, reached number three in the world rankings for the first time.

  • 3.1 Tournament Win
  • 3.2 Current account at major tournaments


Early years

Ferrer moved at the age of 13 years with his family from Javea to Gandia and two years later to Barcelona to train with support of the Catalan Tennis Federation can. Later, he spent nine months at the Tennis Academy of Juan Carlos Ferrero, before he returned to Jávea.

In 2000, he turned professional, winning his first Futures tournaments. The following year he secured despite a season performance his first Challenger title. In the 2002 season he then celebrated its first successes on the ATP Tour: in Bucharest he could celebrate the first ATP title win and achieve in Umag another final, in which he had to give but defeated his compatriot Carlos Moya to a win over Jose Acasuso. Thus, Ferrer was the first time in the top 100


In the 2003 season he reached double in Acapulco and in individual in Sopot each the final - he could not assert itself both times. In Rome, he surprised the tennis world with a victory over defending champion and top-10 player Andre Agassi. In 2004, he reached the quarterfinals in Hamburg for the first time a Masters tournament. Without another big success, he finished the season in the Top 50 of 2005, Ferrer then increase significantly: he twice reached the semifinals in a Masters tournament ( Miami and Rome) and stood at Roland Garros for the first time in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament ( losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal ). His only season finale in the single Ferrer lost in his hometown of Valencia, where he had to admit the Russians Igor Andreev defeated. However, on the side of Santiago Ventura, he won two titles in a double ( Viña del Mar and Acapulco) - still his only two. His achievements were also reflected in the ranking resist, Ferrer finished the season at position 14, and thus for the first time in the top 20


At the beginning of the season was one Ferrer for a period of five weeks in the top 10 for the first time, after he had for the first time in his career reached the second round at the Australian Open. The clay court season was with two quarter- finals in Monte Carlo and Hamburg relatively successful, although he could not reach the third round losing to Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo compatriot at Roland Garros to be previous year. In July, Ferrer secured after four years of his second ATP title. In Stuttgart he wrestled José Acasuso down in a five set match over five hours. With solid performances - for example, First knockout round of Wimbledon - he kept his world ranking and finished the season again at position 14


The season opened Ferrer in Auckland with his third title win in the final, he defeated Tommy Robredo. At the Australian Open he reached the second round, where he had to admit the Americans Mardy Fish defeated the previous year. At the Masters Series in Indian Wells, Monte Carlo and Hamburg, he reached the quarter -finals. However, just problems with the Grand Slam tournaments in the summer: at Roland Garros, he was defeated by Fernando Verdasco in the third, in Wimbledon Paul -Henri Mathieu in the second round. In July, Ferrer 's second season title was won in Bastad then with a final win over Nicolás Almagro. The North American hard court season began promisingly, with the Cincinnati Masters he reached the quarter-finals. Even better was his performance at the U.S. Open: After a victory over David Nalbandian in the quarterfinals, he defeated his compatriot Nadal, the world No. 2; in his first semifinal at a Grand Slam tournament, however, he had to concede defeat Novak Djokovic.

In Tokyo, he won with a victory over Richard Gasquet its third season title at the Paris Masters, he reached for the first time the quarter-finals. Due to its good results in the ranking before he moved to position 8, so he qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup for the first time (this time in Shanghai). There Ferrer was the big surprise: with wins over Gasquet, Nadal and Djokovic, he remained in the group stages as the only undefeated player. In the semifinals, he defeated Andy Roddick still, as before every group opponents without dropping a set. In the final, however, he found his masters in defending champion Roger Federer. At the end of Ferrer was standing in the world rankings on position 5


The new year began with a first quarter-finals in Melbourne, where he was defeated by eventual champion Novak Djokovic. The clay court season then brought the season's first title in the final victory over Almagro he triumphed for the first time in his hometown of Valencia. The quarter-finals of Monte Carlo he lost to Rafael Nadal, whom he defeated in Barcelona a week later again in his second season finale. At the French Open he reached the quarter-finals as in 2005, but had to defer to local favorite Gaël Monfils. The grass season began for Ferrer in 's- Hertogenbosch, where he secured a victory over Marc Gicquel second season title and his first title on grass. At Wimbledon, he had already in the third round of the Croat Mario Ančić beaten. At the U.S. Open, it sat in the third round a surprising loss to the No. 126 in the world, Kei Nishikori. Even with the more tournaments Ferrer was only moderately successful, he ended the year at position 12


A very mixed season for Ferrer. At the Grand Slam tournaments he never got beyond the third round at Flushing Meadows, he failed even in round two. For the first time since the 2005 season, he won no ATP tournament. In the tournaments in Dubai and Barcelona, ​​he pulled out a each the final, but was beaten Djokovic and Nadal. The undisputed success this season were his performances in the Davis Cup. In the final against the Czech Republic, he won all his games and contributed significantly to the successful defense of the Spanish team at.


After a long dry spell Ferrer won at the start of 2010 season a tournament, the ATP 500 in Acapulco, where he was the former number one, Juan Carlos Ferrero beat in the final. In the course of the clay court season, he was successful and reached in Rome in May for the first time the finals of a Masters tournament, but he lost to defending champion Rafael Nadal with 5:7 and 2:6. In Roland Garros, where he was an insider tip, he left surprisingly early ( third round ) and smooth in three sets against the Austrian Jurgen Melzer from. After his second round defeat in five sets against Robin Soderling at Wimbledon and the North American hard court season was not much better - at the U.S. Open he also failed in the second round. In the autumn he reached the semi-finals in Kuala Lumpur, at the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing Ferrer came even to the final, where he failed to Djokovic. With the collected points, however, he moved again after two years in the top 10 before. He confirmed his good form in which co-organized by his home tournament in Valencia, where he reached the final, where he defeated lucky loser Marcel Granollers in straight sets - at the same time this was his first title win in the hall. After the BNP Paribas Masters 2010, where he was eliminated in the second round, he was standing in the world rankings in the top eight players and was thus qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals 2010. There, however, Ferrer was unable to match the performance shown last: he lost all group games and did not win a set. Nevertheless, he finished the second time after 2007, the year in the top 10


Ferrer started the 2011 season with a title win at the tournament in Auckland, a warm-up tournament for the Australian Open, where he defeated David Nalbandian in the final 6-3, 6-2. His good form he could prove in Melbourne, he moved with a victory over the world number one Nadal in the semifinals - his second grand slam semi-final after the U.S. Open in 2007 - one had to be there but beaten Andy Murray. In February, he defended his title in Acapulco with a final win over Nicolás Almagro. In the subsequent Masters tournament in Indian Wells put it a kick-off defeat in Miami, he reached the quarter-finals. The European clay court season opened successfully Ferrer in Monte Carlo, where he reached his second final in Rome after 2010 with a Masters tournament. But as in the previous year he had after a very -fought match his compatriot Nadal defeated. Just a week later in Barcelona, ​​the two met in the finals each other again, this time Ferrer lost in straight sets. At the French Open he moved after he defeated Jarkko Nieminen each had previously, Julien Benneteau, and Sergiy Stachowskyj in three sets, in the second round, where he after over four hours with 4:6, 6:2, 5:7, 6 ​​: 1, 6:8 eliminated against Gaël Monfils. At Wimbledon, he retired against Jo -Wilfried Tsonga also from in the second round. In July, he reached another final, which he lost to local hero Robin Soderling in straight sets in Båstad. Due to a wrist injury he had to skip most of the North American hard court season, he could only intervene again in Cincinnati. At the U.S. Open he failed as in the majors earlier in the second round when he defeated Andy Roddick in four sets. In Asia, Ferrer was again successful, in Tokyo, he penetrated the semi-finals in Shanghai, he reached for the third time in his career the finals of a Masters Tournament, but was defeated by Andy Murray again. However, his points account was sufficient to qualify for the third time for the ATP World Tour Finals. In Valencia, he failed to defend his title in the semifinals to Juan Mónaco and in Paris in the quarterfinals surprising to John Isner. The Tour Finals in London, he qualified with wins over Murray and world number one Novak Djokovic, whom he defeated on hard court for the first time for the semi-finals. So he stood at the annual closing event for the first time since 2007 the group stage, before he had to admit the eventual winner Federer defeated. The crowning end of the season was winning the Davis Cup final: Ferrer was able to wrestle the Argentine number one, Juan Martín del Potro in five sets and thus contribute decisively to a 3-1 win. He was a member of for the third time after 2008 and 2009, the victorious Spanish Davis Cup team. Ferrer finished the season as in 2007 at position five and for the third time in the top 10


Ferrer started in Auckland successfully in the season, he defended his title from last year with a final victory over Olivier Rochus. At the Australian Open he reached the quarterfinals, where they lost against the world number one Djokovic. Then he celebrated in South America on sand two more tournament victories: in Buenos Aires he defeated in the final Almagro, Fernando Verdasco in Acapulco. Also the clay court season in Europe was satisfactory except for a opening loss in Monte Carlo: in Barcelona, ​​he reached the final in Rome the semi-finals; He lost both times against Nadal. In 2012, he was the first advance to the semifinals of the French Open, he was there but again inferior to his compatriot Nadal clearly in three sets. The grass season began in 's- Hertogenbosch with a final victory over Philipp Petzschner. Also in Båstad he won for the second time after 2007 the title, as he was able to defeat in the finals once again Almagro. At Wimbledon, he reached the quarterfinals where he retired against Andy Murray for the first time. At the Olympic Games in London Ferrer came as early as 2008 on both the singles and the doubles. While he surprisingly in the second round of the Japanese Kei Nishikori defeated in singles, he could move forward with Feliciano Lopez to the semifinals. There they were subject to the French Michaël Llodra and Jo -Wilfried Tsonga in a long match almost 3:6, 6:4, [ 16:18 ]. Also in the match for bronze lost Ferrer and Lopez against a French double, Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet defeated the Spaniards with 7:64 and 6:2. Up to the games Ferrer and Lopez had together can not win a single match on double ATP level. The preparation for the U.S. Open was mixed. After the Olympics, Ferrer made ​​from the Masters tournament in Toronto, in Cincinnati, he retired already in his opening match against Stanislas Wawrinka of. At the U.S. Open Ferrer beat Janko Tipsarevic in the quarterfinals, before he succumbed to the world number two Novak Djokovic in the semifinals in four sets. In the fall of the Spaniards two more tournament victories celebrated: at his home tournament in Valencia he won with a final victory over Alexander Dolgopolov for the third time the title and is thus record winner of the tournament. Even a week later, Ferrer celebrated his biggest career victory in Paris -Bercy, he won the final against Jerzy Janowicz and was now for the first time at a tournament the Masters category victorious. In the ATP World Tour Finals in London, he narrowly missed qualifying for the semifinals.


As the two years before Ferrer won his first season title in Auckland, where he won for the fourth time. After the defeat in the Australian Open semi-final against top-seeded Novak Djokovic Ferrer advanced in the world rankings back to fourth place, a position he held in 2008. After his title win in Buenos Aires, he then lost two finals in Acapulco very clearly with 0:6 and 2:6 against Rafael Nadal in Miami very tight against Andy Murray. When ATP Oeiras he lost the final Stanislas Wawrinka. At the Madrid Masters, and the Rome Masters Ferrer failed at quarter -final against Nadal. So also in the final of the French Open (clear in three sets ), where he for the first time in his career - reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament - and even without dropping a set. At Wimbledon, he moved like last year the quarter-finals, which he clearly lost in three sets against Juan Martín del Potro. After the tournament, David Ferrer was first performed in his career ranked third in the world rankings. At the U.S. Open he reached the quarterfinals, he lost to Richard Gasquet in five sets in the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the tour 2013. In the following tournaments in Asia Ferrer played only at the Masters in Shanghai. He failed in the second round against Florian Mayer 4:6, 3:6. In the If Stockholm Open 2013 Ferrer failed to Grigor Dimitrov only in the final with 6:2, 3:6 and 4:6, after he had defeated Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals 3:6, 6:4 and 6:1. In Valencia, he again reached the final, but lost against Mikhail Youzhny this also 3:6, 5:7. Like last year, he moved at the Masters in Paris after victories among others Rafael Nadal and into a playoff, where he was beaten with 5:7 and 5:7 Novak Djokovic Berdych again. In the final World Tour Finals he lost all group matches. He finished the season ranked third in the world rankings.


Ferrer does not have a parade beat, but enjoys one of the fastest and most agile players on the tour due to his fitness recognition. Its comparatively low height of 1.75 m comes to him in good stead. Due to its excellent leg work and the ability to hold due to compact and accurate baseline game the ball in play, he will honored with nicknames such as " The Wall ". Ferrer feels at baseline and probably is not the strongest power player. However, he is quick to the network because of its commencement, and can reach a lot of drop shots. His most important impact is his forehand "inside out ", which he often used to finish a rally. He does not have a outstanding serve, but he is by experts as well as by players - about Roger Federer - considered one of the best Returnierer on the tour. How many Spanish players Ferrer is an outspoken clay court player. He celebrated even on grass ('s -Hertogenbosch ) and fast hard courts ( U.S. Open, Tokyo, Valencia) success, as he can at any time adjust his game. Is recognized by many commentators also his mental strength. He rarely gives up a match and often he could turn a game yet.

Current account

Tournament Win

(* ) Names of the tournament until 2008 Categories: ATP World Tour Finals = Tennis Masters Cup ATP World Tour Masters 1000 = ATP Masters Series (2004-2008), Tennis Masters Series (2000-2003) ATP World Tour 500 = International Series Gold ATP World Tour 250 = International Series

(* ) Names of the tournament until 2008 Categories: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 = ATP Masters Series (2004-2008), Tennis Masters Series (2000-2003) ATP World Tour 500 = International Series Gold ATP World Tour 250 = International Series

Current account at major tournaments

Legend: S = tournament victory; F, HF, VF, AF = finals / semifinals / quarterfinals / knockout stages; 1R, 2R, 3R = eliminated in the first / second / third main round; RR = Round Robin ( Group Stage )

1 tournament result in brackets means that the player has not finished the tournament; it displays its current tournament status. After the player has finished the tournament, the clamp is removed. 2 prior to 2009 Tennis Masters Cup. 3 The Masters tournament in Madrid was held before 2002 in Stuttgart, Essen and Stockholm. In 2009 took place a pad change from hard court to sand. 4 The tournament of Hamburg is no longer part of the Masters Series since 2009. 5 PO = Playoff ( promotion and relegation round of the Davis Cup World Group ). 6 In contrast to the ATP rankings are here (as well as runners-up and won titles in the number ) counted only tournaments on the ATP World Tour and the four Grand Slam tournaments and the ATP World Tour Finals, ie no Challenger or Futures tournaments or team events ( Davis Cup and World Team Cup). However, the latter count in the win / loss statistics. 7 Since the 2009 season, no ATP tournaments are more played on carpet. 8 Stand: January 27, 2013