Ferrer is what he is. A small guy with great speed and stamina, who works very hard, and has little tennis talent beyond his athleticism and decent tactics. He has no weapons beyond running a lot and not giving up. Great players will always crush him, but he has the consistency that most of the tour lacks.
He's the same player he was a few years ago, but now the tour has gotten so weak that he's gone up in the rankings at 30 despite having the same exact game he always has.
nailed it. Every true multi generational talent should have an impeccable record vs Ferrer, like Federer has.
Every superior moonballer/grinder/defensive juggernaut should have a very solid record vs Ferrer, like Nadal has
Every truly talented ballbasher should at least have him as pigeon, like Söderling has.
Ferrer is a gatekeeper. A guy that is keeping the less talented players back. He's never gonna tank which is respectable among all the current tankers/quiters on the tour but he's never gonna have matches vs truly talented players on his own racket either. Ferrer needs them to self-destruct, get injured, not show up, or someone else to take them out....
so he can play a qualifier for a M1000 title and voilá....finally got one