David Ferrer Player Profile
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.
- Nationality: ESP
- Date Of Birth: April 2, 1982
- Became Pro: 2000
- Height: 1.75 m
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|26/02/15||B Tomic||ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel||QF||Won||6-4, 3-6, 6-1|
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