Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tennis Star David Ferrer

Birth Date:     4/2/1982   
Age:     29
Birth Place:     Javea, Spain   
Residence:     Valencia, Spain
Height:     5'9" (175 cm)  
Weight:     160 lbs (73 kg)
Year Turned Pro:     2000 (11 years on tour)   
Plays:     Right-handed  

Currently ranked No. 12 in the world, Spain’s David Ferrer has racked up 10 ATP Tour event titles.
He has been ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, first achieving that rank on Feb. 25, 2008. His highest doubles ranking is No. 42, reached on Jan. 9, 2006.
His first ATP season came in 2002 when he finished 10-6 and won the title at Bucharest. He finished the year ranked No. 59.
He debuted in all four Grand Slams in 2003, and defeated defending champion Andre Agassi in the first round at Rome.
In 2004, he reached three semifinals and finished the year ranked No. 49. He surged into the Top 20 for the first time in 2005, reaching one final, two semifinals and two quarterfinals, including at the French Open losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal. He finished No. 14 in 2005, and repeated that ranking in 2006, winning his second-career ATP title (Stuttgart) and was strong in the Slams, reaching the fourth round at the Australian, the third at the French and the fourth at Wimbledon.

The next year, 2007, was his top year on the Tour to date, as he finished fifth overall, giving Spain two native sons in the Top 5 (joining No. 1 Nadal). He won three ATP titles and made it to the semifinals of the US Open, beating Nadal in the fourth round before losing to Novak Djokovic. He finished the year 50-22, and joined Nadal as the only two players on Tour with at least 20 match wins on both clay and hard courts.
He slipped out of the Top 10 in 2008, but still won two more titles and made two Grand Slam quarterfinals. He also helped Spain win the Davis Cup title, defeating Argentina. He reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open (losing to Djokovic), the quarterfinals at the French, the third round of Wimbledon and the third round of the US Open.
In 2009, Ferrer finished No. 12 for a second straight year despite not winning a single title. His success came in the Davis Cup as Spain repeated.
In 2010, Ferrer notched his eighth ATP singles, taking the crown at Acapulco. He did not win Rome, but he did defeat three Top 10 players (No. 5 Andy Murray, No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 9 Fernando Verdasco to reach the final before falling to Nadal in straight sets. He matched his best-ever finish at Wimbledon by reaching the fourth round before falling to Robin Soderling in five sets.

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