David Ferrer Player Profile
David Ferrer: Is a two-time semi-finalist at the US Open
Spanish veteran Ferrer has tailed off slightly after reaching a career-high ranking of third at the end of the 2013 season.
Ferrer had long been viewed as a reliable clay-courter but in 2012 proved he is much more than a specialist on the dirt, climbing up the rankings and even winning on grass at 's-Hertogenbosch.
The success continued last year, Ferrer winning in Auckland and Buenos Aires as well as finishing runner-up in seven more tournaments, including the French Open where he was beaten by compatriot Rafael Nadal.
He retained his Buenos Aires title this year but has otherwise struggled to maintain those standards, not winning any other tournament and being thrashed by Nadal in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. He lost to lowly Andrey Kuznetsov in the second round at Wimbledon.
But Ferrer did reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters and remains one of the game's elite athletes, a defender and counter-puncher who is forced to work hard for every point he wins.
The 32-year-old may lack the attacking attributes to compete with the best on grass, but he has a solid all-round game and has reached the semi-finals of the US Open on two occasions.
- Nationality: ESP
- Date Of Birth: April 2, 1982
- Became Pro: 2000
- Height: 1.75 m
|17/08/14||R Federer||ATP Western & Southern Open||F||Lost||6-3, 1-6, 6-2|
|16/08/14||J Benneteau||ATP Western & Southern Open||SF||Won||3-6, 2-6|
|15/08/14||T Robredo||ATP Western & Southern Open||QF||Won||6-4, 3-6, 6-3|
|14/08/14||M Youzhny||ATP Western & Southern Open||R3||Won||7-5, 6-0|
|13/08/14||P Kohlschreiber||ATP Western & Southern Open||R2||Won||6-74, 7-64, 7-64|
|08/08/14||R Federer||ATP Toronto Masters||QF||Lost||6-3, 4-6, 6-3|
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