David Ferrer Player Profile

David Ferrer: Is coming off the most successful year of his career

David Ferrer: Is coming off the most successful year of his career

Ferrer reached a career-high ranking at the end of 2013 but is not considered a major threat in Melbourne.

The Spaniard is still riding high after enjoying a breakthrough year in 2012, claiming seven of his 18 ATP Tour titles and proving he is much more than a clay-court specialist - 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.

The upshot of it all was third place in the rankings at the end of a busy year which saw him compete for seven straight weeks from September to November.

Ferrer 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 31-year-old may lack the attacking attributes to compete regularly for the biggest titles on tour, but he can cause headaches for even the very best players in the world.

Player Details

  • Nationality: ESP
  • Date Of Birth: April 2, 1982
  • Became Pro: 2000
  • Height: 1.75 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
18/04/14 R Nadal ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters QF Won 7-61, 6-4
17/04/14 G Dimitrov ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters R3 Won 6-4, 6-2
15/04/14 J Chardy ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters R2 Won 6-3, 6-0
25/03/14 K Nishikori ATP Masters 1000 Miami R4 Lost 6-77, 6-3, 6-79
23/03/14 A Seppi ATP Masters 1000 Miami R3 Won 6-3, 6-2
21/03/14 T Gabashvili ATP Masters 1000 Miami R2 Won 6-4, 6-0
10 Year Grand Slam History
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French Open -RUSFR4R3R3QFR3R3QF
Wimbledon -QFQFR4R4R3R3R2R4R1
US Open -QFSFR4R4R2R3SFR3R3

David Ferrer News

David Ferrer: Still on track for third straight title in Buenos Aires

Ferrer advances in Argentina

Top seed David Ferrer is through to the quarter finals of the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires after beating Santiago Giraldo.

Stanislas Wawrinka: Beat David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena

Stan secures semi spot

Stanislas Wawrinka secured his place in the semi-finals at the World Tour Finals after beating David Ferrer.

Novak Djokovic: Fought hard to overcome David Ferrer in Paris

Djokovic wins Paris Masters

Novak Djokovic won his 17th straight match thanks to a 7-5 7-5 win over David Ferrer to claim the Paris Masters title.

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