He came very close to being Roger's ostrich. Ferrer is still pretty far from that.
Because Andy's played him more, obviously. Do you think Ferrer could improve on his record with Fed if he were given ten more matches? It's doubtful.
The thing people sometimes overlook when considering Andy's record is that most players had a crap awful record against Primerer. The only difference is that Roddick made it to him more. It says something that Miami of this year was the only time they met before a QF.
And consider how he stacked up against Fed in major finals: Agassi, Djokovic, Hewitt, Safin, and Murray have managed to take a grand total of 2 sets in 7 major finals against Federer; Roddick took 4 sets in 4 finals. Only Nadal and Del Po have had better results against Roger in major finals. How many games
would Ferrer even manage?
If Andy was a walkover for Fed, a guy like Ferrer is a nap time.