Who is David Ferrer?
David Ferrer was born in Xabia in Alicante, Spain in 1982. At 15, He moved to Barcelona in order to attend the Catalan Tennis Federation. David later trained at the Equelite Tennis Academy, run by the tennis professional, Juan Carlos Ferrero before returning to his home town, Xabia.
THE EARLY YEARS
David Ferrer turned professional in the year 2000, and achieved a ranking of 419th in his first professional year. After an unremarkable 2001 season, Ferrer improved his performances in 2002, winning the ATP tournament in Bucharest.
David defeated his first significant opponent in Andre Agassi at the Rome Masters tournament in 2003, and in this year David qualified for all four Grand Slam Tournaments. By the end of the 2004 season David had reached 49th in the ATP rankings.
In 2005 David reached the semi finals of the Miami Masters, only to be beaten by Rafael Nadal. 2006 saw David Ferrer break into the top 10 ATP rankings, and now he was reaching 3rd and 4th rounds in the Grand Slam venues. He finished the season ranked at No. 14 in the world.
In the following years, David Ferrer became one of the players to beat to get any where in the Grand Slams. He was beaten by Roger Federer in the US Open Semi finals in 2007, and ended that year in the top 5. In 2008 David helped Spain win the Davis Cup. In 2010 David won two ATP Titles in Acapulco and Valencia, and was runner up in 3 other tournaments.
David opened 2011 by winning the Auckland Open. David also beat fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal to reach the Australian Open semi finals. He successfully defended his Acapulco crown, and was narrowly defeated by Nadal in the finals of the Monte Carlo and Barcelona tournaments.
2012 saw David win a total of seven titles, including successfully defending his Acapulco title.
THE 2013 SEASON
David started the season in style, winning his fourth Auckland Title, and again reaching the semi finals of the Australian open. At the Roland Garros, David reached his first Grand Slam Final at the age of 31, finishing the season Ranked No.3 in the world.