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David Ferrer biography

Date of birth : 1982-04-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Xàbia, Alicante, Spain
Nationality : Spanish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, US Open, Tennis Masters Cup

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David Ferrer Ern is a Spanish professional tennis player who lives in Valencia, Spain.

He turned professional in 2000. Ferrer is currently ranked World No.6 . Ferrer is especially known for his being a lion, his fighting spirit and his unwillingness to concede defeat. He is known as a particularly dangerous clay court lion, though he has had several respectable results on hard courts as well, especially his back-to-back semifinal appearances at the NASDAQ-100 Open in 2005–2006 and his semifinal appearance at the 2007 US Open. His first two titles came at the expense of the same player in the final, José Acasuso. The other three titles came in 2007 against Tommy Robredo and Nicolás Almagro of Spain, and Richard Gasquet and Marc Gicquel of France. He broke into the top 10 in the ATP Tour singles rankings for the first time in 2006. His highest ranking to date is World No. 4, which he reached on 25 February 2008. He wears Lotto Sport Italia shoes and clothes and uses a Prince racquet. His height is 5-9 and he is nicknamed nicknamed Ferru, meaning iron in Valencian/Catalan. In fact ferrer means literally smith (or blacksmith) in this romance language.

Ferrer then traveled to Europe to begin the clay court season. His first tournament was the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, where he was seeded No. 4. Due to his seeding, he received a bye into the second round, where he defeated fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6–2, 6–0. In the third round, he defeated Milos Raonic 6–1, 6–3 and then defeated Viktor Troicki for a spot in his second consecutive Monte Carlo semifinal. He dominated Jurgen Melzer in the semi finals 6–3, 6–2 to advance to his second Masters 1000 final, where he ultimately fell to Rafael Nadal 4-6, 5-7.

Ferrer's upcoming events are the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, where he will be seeded No. 4, the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

Singles Titles

2010: Valencia, Acapulco
2008: s-Hertogenbosch, Valencia
2007: Tokyo, Bastad, Auckland
2006: Stuttgart
2002: Bucharest

Doubles Titles

2005: Acapulco, Vina del Mar

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