David Ferrer Player Profile

David Ferrer has been in good form in Qatar as the 2015 tennis season gets into full swing

David Ferrer has been in good form in Qatar as the 2015 tennis season gets into full swing

Spanish veteran David Ferrer has reached the semi-finals of the Australia Open on two previous occasions and will be hoping for another good run this year.

The 32-year-old's sole Grand Slam final appearance came on the clay of Roland Garros in 2013 but his reliable ground strokes, great athleticism at the back of the court and superbly competitive attitude mean he is a very hard man to beat on all surfaces.

And Ferrer has made a fine start to the 2015 campaign, beating Czech Tomas Berdych in the final of the Qatar Open. That came after an epic semi-final battle against in-form big-server Ivo Karlovic, who was fresh from a victory over World No 1 Novak Djokovic.

Ferrer endured a slightly sub-par 2014 and finished the year at 10 in the world rankings, having ended 2013 at number three, which matched his best-ever ranking.

He lost in straight sets to Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open that year, also reaching the semis in Melbourne and the quarters at Wimbledon.

Last year Ferrer reached the last eight in the Australian Open and at Roland Garros, and was beaten in the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

He also successfully defended his title in Buenos Aires and after his success in Doha, he has now claimed 22 tournament victories in total during his hugely successful career.

His best year on tour in that regard was 2012, when Ferrer won no less than seven ATP tournaments.

One of the fittest players around, Ferrer has a superb defensive game and is more than happy to spend gruelling rallies pounding out deep ground strokes from the baseline.

However, he does not have the attacking weapons of players such as Djokovic and Roger Federer and, while 2015 will surely bring him many match wins once again, it would be surprising if he could claim a first Grand Slam victory.

David Ferrer

  • Nationality: ESP
  • Date Of Birth: April 2, 1982
  • Became Pro: 2000
  • Height: 1.75 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
28/02/15 K Nishikori ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel F Won 6-3, 7-5
27/02/15 R Harrison ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel SF Won 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
26/02/15 B Tomic ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel QF Won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
25/02/15 M Matosevic ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel R2 Won 7-63, 6-4
24/02/15 I Sijsling ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel R1 Won 6-3, 7-64
22/02/15 F Fognini ATP Rio Open presented by Claro hdtv F Won 6-2, 6-3
10 Year Grand Slam History
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Wimbledon R2QFQFR4R4R3R3R2R4R1
US Open R3QFSFR4R4R2R3SFR3R3

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David Ferrer: The second seed lost to Teymuraz Gabashvili at the Barcelona Open

Ferrer suffers Barcelona exit

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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.

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