This is the player profile of David Ferrer, the professional tennis player from Spain. Know all the important details about David Ferrer including about his early career, professional career and personal life.
Player Profile – David Ferrer
Basic Details about David Ferrer
Full Name: David Ferrer
Date of Birth: 2nd April 1982
Place of Birth: Xabia, Alicante, Spain
Residence: Valencia, Spain
Height: 5ft 9in (1.75m)
Professional Details about David Ferrer
Playing Style: Right Hand
Turned Pro: in 2000
Coaches: Javier Piles (2000 – 2013) | Jose Francisco Altur (Since 2014)
Official Website: davidferrer.com
Professional Career Details about David Ferrer
Highest ATP Ranking: No. 3 (achieved on 8th July 2013)
Grand Slam Singles Performance by David Ferrer
Australian Open: SF – 2011, 2013
French Open: Final – 2013
Wimbledon: QF – 2007, 2013
US Open: SF – 2007, 2012
Grand Slam Doubles Performance by David Ferrer
Australian Open: R3 – 2005
French Open: R2 – 2009
Wimbledon: R1 from 2003 to 2006 and 2009
US Open: R2 – 2004, 2006
Other Major Tournament Performances by David Ferrer
ATP Tour: Final – 2007
Olympics: R3 in Singles and SF in Doubles in 2012
David Cup: Part of Winning Team of Spain in 2008, 2009 and 2011
Early and Personal Life of David Ferrer
Ferrer was born in Xabia in Alicante province of Spain and he was moved to Gandia when he was 13. When he turned 15 he was moved again to Barcelona and there he attended the Catalan Tennis Federation and spent about nine months at the Juan Carlos Ferrero’s Academy in Villena and then the Spanish Tennis Federation chose Tommy Robredo over him to sponsor and that forced Ferrer to turn pro. Feffer is married to his long term girlfriend Marta Tornel and he is an avid reader as well.
Professional Career of David Ferrer
On the ATP circuit and tennis courts around the world, David Ferrer is known as one of the most resolute, agile and fit players. He has won many tournaments with a constant baseline play, which proves why he has been known like that. He believes in hitting powerful ground strokes which many of his contemporaries also not able to play. Greats like Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, all have regarded him as one of the best returners of the services.
Although David Ferrer has not been lucky enough to win a grand slam yet in his career, but he has won 21 ATP Career titles already and has been regarded one of the most consistent players in the circuit. 2013 was the best year for David Ferrer as he reached the Finals of French Open, Semi Final of the Australian Open and Quarter Finals of the Wimbledon. David Ferrer achieved his highest ATP ranking of No. 3 on 8th of July 2013 and has been into Top 10 highest ranked tennis player till now.
It was in the year 2012 when Ferrer won the bronze doubles medal at the Olympics. He is considered to be one of the fittest and light-footed players. He is well-known for winning a lot of matches. Ferrer has an amazing determination to play the game and also ace it.
Ferrer is a really shy and humble person when he is on tours. There has been hardly any time when he has been a part of the controversy. In his overall career, he has come across as a calm and disciplined person. Last but not least, Ferrer is quite competitive on the court and is known for his tenacity.
When talking about competitiveness, Ferrer has been a rival to players like Feliciano Lopez, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori, Tomas Berdych, Stan Wawrinka, etc
The David Ferrer Quote
I always want to read books, as they help me to improve not only as a person but also as a tennis player as well.