David Ferrer Player Profile

David Ferrer: Is a two-time semi-finalist at the US Open

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.

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
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
10 Year Grand Slam History
Australian Open QFSFQFSFR2R3QFR4R4R1
Wimbledon R2QFQFR4R4R3R3R2R4R1

David Ferrer News

David Ferrer: Forced to withdraw from the Topshelf Open through illness

Wimbledon concern for Ferrer

David Ferrer has warned he may not feature at Wimbledon after pulling out of the Topshelf Open due to illness.

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

Ferrer suffers Barcelona exit

Four-time finalist David Ferrer suffered a shock exit from the Barcelona Open after losing to Teymuraz Gabashvili.

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.


Peter Fleming Q&A

Peter Fleming Q&A

Peter Fleming answers your questions on greatness, John McEnroe and doubles ahead of the US Open.

Fed a frame-changer

Fed a frame-changer

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Good week/Bad week

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