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FerrersLinda
12-27-2007, 03:14 PM
:nerner:

:shout:

neenah
12-27-2007, 04:33 PM
Some people are writing a book about tennis in Valencia. Our boy had a photo-shoot with two of my other boyfriends, JCF and THE Marat. The book will be in the shops in about 3 months. But maybe we should ask David to get us a one because one of the girls at his website asked for one and he said he'd get it for her. What a good boy.:D

Lovely picture! :hearts:

FerrersLinda
12-27-2007, 05:21 PM
Lovely picture! :hearts:

I do think so too. Shame not everybody can appreciate ALL of the men in it.:rolleyes:

Tizouc
12-29-2007, 04:26 PM
I hope JCF and SAFIN show a great tennis in 2008 like FERRER !! FERRERO and FERRER are great friends, it's a good thing for everybody ^^ lol

FerrersLinda
12-29-2007, 09:06 PM
I hope JCF and SAFIN show a great tennis in 2008 like FERRER !! FERRERO and FERRER are great friends, it's a good thing for everybody ^^ lol

And just for saying that I'm gonna give you some v-cash or whatever it's called these days to get you out of negatives.:D

Tizouc
12-29-2007, 10:46 PM
Thanks a lot !!!

I write not much because I have some difficulty with English!

FerrersLinda
12-29-2007, 10:56 PM
Thanks a lot !!!

I write not much because I have some difficulty with English!

You're welcome.

I have no problems with your English.:D

Tizouc
12-29-2007, 11:04 PM
Okay but I says that my engish is helped by dictionnary ^^

Even if i hope to improve my level !

FerrersLinda
12-29-2007, 11:07 PM
Okay but I says that my engish is helped by dictionnary ^^

Even if i hope to improve my level !

Best way to improve is to practice.:D

*Ljubica*
12-30-2007, 11:45 AM
Okay but I says that my engish is helped by dictionnary ^^

Even if i hope to improve my level !

Hi Tizouc :wavey: Just wanted to say welcome, and your English is great :)

alisia
01-30-2008, 01:18 PM
From sports illustrated

So Spain's David Ferrer plays a lackluster match and drops a straight-set quarterfinal to Djokovic. As he walks off the court, he's beseeched by the autograph hounds. He looks up, smiles and hands his racket to one of the kids. One of those totally extemporaneous gestures that tells an awful lot about his character.

FerrersLinda
01-30-2008, 06:51 PM
From sports illustrated

So Spain's David Ferrer plays a lackluster match and drops a straight-set quarterfinal to Djokovic. As he walks off the court, he's beseeched by the autograph hounds. He looks up, smiles and hands his racket to one of the kids. One of those totally extemporaneous gestures that tells an awful lot about his character.

:wavey:Hello Sports Illustrated people. We have known David is a star and a great person for a few years now. Duh....:rolleyes: Better late than never I guess.:)

alisia
01-30-2008, 08:05 PM
:wavey:Hello Sports Illustrated people. We have known David is a star and a great person for a few years now. Duh....:rolleyes: Better late than never I guess.:)

Well it's an American publication & they'd never heard of him before last September :rolleyes: :p

l_mac
02-01-2008, 10:09 PM
Ferru is out of Spain's DC tie injured :sad:

http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/feliciano-lopez-sustituye-david-ferrer/dasten/20080201dasdasten_2/Tes

FerrersLinda
02-01-2008, 11:34 PM
Ferru is out of Spain's DC tie injured :sad:

http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/feliciano-lopez-sustituye-david-ferrer/dasten/20080201dasdasten_2/Tes

Guess we aren't going to walk Inca Trail with David.:sad:

The article says he started feeling pain in his leg at the AO, which I think explains quite a lot. Hope he recovers soon. If he needs someone to take care of him I volunteer Ali who has loads of experience taking care of wounded boys.:)

Thanks for the article Linda.

alisia
02-02-2008, 01:06 PM
Guess we aren't going to walk Inca Trail with David.:sad:

The article says he started feeling pain in his leg at the AO, which I think explains quite a lot. Hope he recovers soon. If he needs someone to take care of him I volunteer Ali who has loads of experience taking care of wounded boys.:)

Thanks for the article Linda.

:sad:

I'm good at helping boys with leg injuries :angel:

FerrersLinda
02-10-2008, 02:29 PM
:sad:

I'm good at helping boys with leg injuries :angel:

Well lucky you. David has withdrawn from Marseille because of his leg injury.:sad: I'm sending him an email to let him know you're coming over.:)

alisia
02-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Well lucky you. David has withdrawn from Marseille because of his leg injury.:sad: I'm sending him an email to let him know you're coming over.:)

As you know I would love to go to Valencia but could you arrange to get him to me instead :p

anita86
02-10-2008, 09:49 PM
alisia I recommend to you that you go to valencia. You can see him for sure.
We are preparing a birthday gift and we are going to give it there. If you want to participate...

alisia
02-10-2008, 10:05 PM
alisia I recommend to you that you go to valencia. You can see him for sure.
We are preparing a birthday gift and we are going to give it there. If you want to participate...

I would love to go but I'll not be able to get any time off work until late April :sad: If we'd have known earlier Linda & I would have made sure we were there :devil:

FerrersLinda
02-20-2008, 05:43 PM
Blah:hysteric: We missed our opportunity to ask him all kinds of inappropriate questions.:awww:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A32412827

alisia
02-20-2008, 06:43 PM
Blah:hysteric: We missed our opportunity to ask him all kinds of inappropriate questions.:awww:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A32412827

:speakles: that's just made my cr8p day even worse :hysteric:

FerrersLinda
02-20-2008, 06:58 PM
:speakles: that's just made my cr8p day even worse :hysteric:

:hug:

Brego
02-23-2008, 06:00 PM
Blah:hysteric: We missed our opportunity to ask him all kinds of inappropriate questions.:awww:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A32412827

Here are the answers: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/7257216.stm

Eden
11-09-2008, 01:48 PM
:wavey:

The Last Time... With David Ferrer

http://www.atptennis.com/5/images/deuce/november2008/ferrer1_750.jpg
© AFP/Getty Images
David Ferrer (right) shares a joke with Rafael Nadal.

November 7, 2008

"Last year when I was playing in Zaragoza, a woman confused me with Feliciano Lopez"


A dynamo on the court, shy and reserved off it, David Ferrer is considered to be one of the friendliest players on the ATP circuit. Here, Ferrer tells when the last time was that...

I played a competitive sport other than tennis?

It must have been paddle tennis in Jávea [in Alicante], when I was 16 years old.

I was mistaken for another player?

It didn’t happen too long ago, actually. Last year when I was playing in Zaragoza, a woman confused me with Feliciano Lopez. It happened off the tennis court. The last time someone asked me if I was a tennis player, was probably four or five years ago.

I didn't have my credential with me and I couldn't get to where I needed to go?

Now that happens to me a lot of the time! The fact that they don't let me in doesn't happen very often, as they usually recognize me. But four years ago at the US Open they didn't.

I flew economy class on an airplane?

I don't always do it but, sometimes, yes. The last time was this summer when I was travelling in the United States.

I had a bad hotel experience?

I don't think I've ever had a bad experience in a hotel… Well there was this one time in Umag about seven years ago. I had no television in my room. I didn't complain or ask to switch rooms. I just had to read and sleep without a television the entire week.

I was told I looked like David Ferrer?

Oh yes, it happens quite a bit... especially with girls! The last time wasn't long ago.

I had an unusual fan request?

Nothing too weird has happened to me, but the most unusual incident was probably when I had to sign an autograph on a fan's cell phone.

I asked someone for their autograph?

I asked Peda Mijatovic for his autograph when I was 15. He's a former Real Madrid football player.

I visited a country for the first time?

That must have been last year when I went on holidays to the beaches of Punta Cana, which is a region on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic.

I broke a string in a match?

I broke my strings in an official match about two weeks ago.

I played a practical joke in the locker room?

I don't remember exactly… I do play jokes on other players, but I can't think of a specific example right now.

I forgot something important?

My mother's birthday yesterday! [laughing]

I lost something important?

I have lost so many important things... The last time I lost something important was a watch two years ago in Madrid.

I logged on to ATPtennis.com or ATPtennis.com/es?

Three days ago I looked at both ATP web sites.

Source: http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/deuce/november2008/last_ferrer.asp

Sommarsverige
11-09-2008, 04:13 PM
Very nice interview :yeah:

Thanks for posting it, Doris :hug: :hug:

cobalt60
11-10-2008, 09:32 PM
Thanks for the questions and answers Doris :)

alisia
11-11-2008, 08:27 PM
thanks for posting the article :worship:

Eden
01-21-2009, 03:29 PM
Second fiddle

Peter Hanlon
January 22, 2009

http://images.theage.com.au/ftage/ffximage/2009/01/21/PM_ferrer_narrowweb__300x400,0.jpg
David Ferrer, Spain's No. 2 player, after his straight-sets win over Dominik Hrbaty yesterday.
Photo: Wayne Taylor

A Spaniard named David is more than happy to let others bask in the spotlight.

IN OUR stereotypical dreams, Spaniards have names like Pedro, Julio or even Rafael. Swooning admirers cry "Arriba!" and "Vamos!" before falling breathlessly at their dancing feet. Their world is an endless romp of gyrating hips and sangria.

Which you'd think would make it tough being plain old David Ferrer, who on court three yesterday could drag nothing more passionate out of a subdued audience than a nasally "C'mon Davo!" from a bored local.

Such is your lot as the second-best tennis player in your country, when the amigo at the top of the heap is Rafa Nadal.

Not that Ferrer seems to mind. "He's the No. 1 in the world, he's the best player for Spain, and I'm the No. 2," he said yesterday of his countryman with the profile as big as his shorts and biceps. "I play my game, I play my tennis, I focus with my tennis."

He has played it very well for a long time; Ferrer spoke proudly yesterday of having been in the top 15 for almost five years, of reaching a high of four last February, and of how happy that made him. "For me it's important. I'm enjoying playing tennis."

Not that anyone but the aficionados have taken much notice. Were you to compile one of those "10 Things You Didn't Know About …" lists newspapers are so fond of, it could contain pretty much anything beyond Ferrer being Spanish and a tennis player.

In a nutshell, David Ferrer (pronounced dah-VEED fuh-RER) is 26, lives in Valencia because his coach is there, but spends much of his spare time with his family in their village of Javea, an hour from the orange-growing mecca on the Mediterranean Sea. His dad is an accountant, mum a school teacher, brother a former national 12 and under champion, and he is a mad Barcelona fan.

There has been just one Ferrer story of interest, albeit a beauty. His work ethic was not always so high, and as a teen his mentor Javier Piles (who is still his coach) would lock him in a dark, two-metre by two-metre room when his attention wavered, occasionally slipping him bread and water through a small, barred window.

Somehow, he seems to have survived this novel training technique without becoming a total nutter. Yesterday the word he kept falling back on to describe himself was "normal", and he clearly wished the topic would move on to something else.

"I like staying home with my family, my friends, I am really quiet," Ferrer said when pressed. "In the court I am a little bit tension, but out of the court I am normal. Maybe the people speak about me, not me about me, OK?"

Miguel Luengo, who covers tennis for the Spanish national news agency Efe, says Ferrer is humble and shy — "a good talker, but with friends, not on the outside. It's a matter of personality." Tennis is his release, and the passion is more tangible with racquet in hand.

A signature moment came in November when, with Nadal resting an injured knee, Ferrer stepped up to be Spain's No. 1 in the Davis Cup final against Argentina. "Rafa's absence is a shame," he said before the tie, "but there is nothing else to do but to assume his place." Ferrer's loss to David Nalbandian was the only rubber Spain conceded in an emotional victory.

As he would wish, it is his tennis that has done the talking. Yesterday he swept aside the experienced Slovak Dominik Hrbaty 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in a match so swift and easy it shocked him. Hrbaty has played rallies almost as long as the one hour, 14 minutes they spent on court.

"He's a great defender, a great runner, and you have to play really your best tennis," Hrbaty said later of Ferrer's simple strengths. "You have to make him run, play offensive, because when you play defensive he's not really making too many mistakes. Also he's a great fighter."

Ferrer has downplayed his place among the elite — Luengo says he described himself as "the worst top 100 in history", a self-deprecation he updated upon reaching the top 10 — but Hrbaty says his reputation in the locker room is secure. "Once you get to top 10, it means something in tennis."

The headlines in Spain, of course, will have been dominated by Nadal's sweeping dismissal of Christophe Rochus the night before. Or whether Spain's No. 3 man, Fernando Verdasco, still has Ana Ivanovic on his arm. Being sandwiched between this pair can't be easy (Nadal and Verdasco, not Verdasco and Ivanovic), but Ferrer doesn't seem to mind.

Beyond tennis last year, Verdasco posed nude to raise awareness of men's cancer. Ferrer, meanwhile, continued his habit of keeping every book he reads. And was perfectly happy that nobody noticed.

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/australian-open/second-fiddle/2009/01/21/1232471395627.html

alisia
02-10-2009, 07:43 PM
On Saturday afternoon, David Ferrer lost the semi-final of the Johannesburg tournament to Jeremy Chardy, in spite of having three match points. He hopped on a night flight to the Netherlands and a day later was busy training on Ahoy Rotterdam’s centre court. It’s a testament to the Spaniard’s character and his efforts paid off on Tuesday in his opening match against the left-handed Jürgen Melzer. It took him two hours and seventeen minutes to book his place in the next round with a score of 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5. His next opponent is the Russian, Mikhail Youzhny.

Ferrer was close to crashing out against Melzer, the son of an Austrian mayor. He had a lot of ground to make up in the tiebreak, but came through. With the score at 1-4, he won six points in a row. It’s a credit to Melzer that he didn’t buckle after his mental thrashing at the hands of Ferrer. He also fought his hardest, but played a couple of careless or tactically weak shots in his service game, which would have taken him to a second tiebreak. Unfortunately, he paid the price.

Seville
04-26-2009, 09:10 PM
David talks about his final against Rafa in Barcelona tournament 2009.


ATP Barcelona - Ferrer, contento pese a la derrota

Eurosport - dom 26 abr 19:19:00 2009

David Ferrer, que sucumbió por segundo año consecutivo en la final del Conde de Godó ante su compatriota Rafa Nadal (6-2 y 7-5), ha admitido que para ganar al actual número uno del mundo "hay que estar muy fino", porque es muy difícil derrotarle, especialmente en tierra batida.

Ferrer ha explicado que le ha faltado "un poco de chispa y ambición" y que cuando cedió su saque en el undécimo juego del segundo set y Nadal se puso 6-5 y saque, ya vio que el partido estaba "muy difícil". "Estoy satisfecho, sigo con confianza y estoy haciendo una buena temporada, bastante regular", ha dicho Ferrer, quien explicó que no resulta frustrante jugar contra Nadal. "Rafa es Rafa, pero el de hoy no ha sido de los mejores partidos que hemos hecho. Él ha jugado un poco corto y yo he estado un poco más bajo de lo habitual", ha insistido.

Aseguró Ferrer que cuando se mide a Nadal no ve "un muro" al otro lado de la pista. "No pienso más allá, lo único es que él te impone mucho ritmo desde el principio", ha indicado Ferrer, quien admite que a medida que se le exige más, Nadal va sacando más munición a lo largo del partido. "¿Si puede ganar el Grand Slam? Puede hacerlo, está consiguiendo cosas históricas, pero no es fácil", ha dicho Ferrer sobre Nadal, que este año ha disputado dos finales (Dubai y Barcelona), pero ha sucumbido en ambas (Novak Djokovic y Nadal).

Ferrer afirmó que durante el partido ha "disfrutado más que sufrido", y se lo ha pasado bien. "Ojalá perdiera cada vez con Rafa", ha dicho el alicantino, en referencia a que si ello ocurre, significaría que él estaría en las rondas finales de los torneos

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FerrersLinda
04-27-2009, 06:24 PM
Thanks for the article.

So feels like he was lacking a little bit. No spark. Interesting.

Seville
04-27-2009, 11:42 PM
Steve Tignor considers David as one of the favorites to reach semis at Rome Masters.

Rafa Review, Rome Preview

Posted 04/27/2009 @ 2 :05 PM

It’s a spring Sunday ritual. Take a walk, lie in the park, examine New York City as it turns green all around you, and then go back home and watch Rafael Nadal pummel some poor glum soul into the red European dust. After yesterday’s version of this scenario played out as anticipated, I began to wonder whether it was finally time to add a third item to the brief list of life’s absolutes: Can we now say, “Death, taxes, and Nadal on clay”?

Last week I stated that there isn’t much new to say about how Nadal wins, on clay or any other surface. At 22, he’s already reached the stage where he’s hoisting trophies for the fifth straight time, as he did on Sunday with the supersized cup that he can barely lift over his head each year in Barcelona. So, seemingly with nothing left to observe about the guy, I put down the notebook for Nadal’s final yesterday against David Ferrer and sat back to watch as a spectator.

But that’s the thing about Nadal. Within his seemingly regimented—“one-dimensional”—game, he rarely fails to come up with something unexpected, something you haven’t quite seen even after watching him hundreds of times. Against Ferrer it was Nadal’s down-the-line forehand that looked new to me. He routinely cut off the angle on his opponent’s crosscourt backhand near the service line and, without stopping to set up in any conventional sense, drilled his forehand into the corner for an easy winner. I associate this “running through the ball” style of transition attack with Roger Federer, not with Nadal, but the Spaniard had the confidence yesterday to throw all grind-it-out caution to the wind.

That said, there’s one other notable aspect about Nadal that continues to stick out this clay season: Even while he’s doing something unprecedented, and even while he can appear for long periods to be utterly invincible, he remains human on the court. That is, he remains subject to anxieties, dry spells, inexplicable shanks, and even the occasional tactical blunder. After winning the first set over Ferrer pretty much at will, Nadal’s level dropped in the second, and more than a few shots flew wildly off his frame. John McEnroe once said of Federer at his peak that he screwed up just enough to let you know he was human, before rising to the occasion and becoming infallible again. This combination made Federer even more impressive than if he’d been perfect all the way through. If anything, I’ve always felt this was even truer of Nadal: He lets you know that winning is work, and that one missed shot here or there—Ferrer nearly reached set point on Nadal’s serve in the second—is all it would take for him to end up on the losing side of any given day. As with Federer once upon a time, this only makes the fact that Nadal doesn’t lose those key points that much more impressive.

I went to bed Sunday night having just listened to Tennis Channel commentators Jason Goodall and Robbie Koenig call the Barcelona final. This morning I woke up, turned on the TV, and heard them announcing first-round matches at the Masters event in Rome—the tour is in full swing. As Nadal himself said after the final in Indian Wells, while contemplating a late flight that same night to Miami, “The good thing of tennis is when lose you have another chance next week. The bad thing is when you win, next Tuesday you are [playing] another time.”

It’s not that bad, Rafa: This week you shouldn’t have to play until Wednesday. But as I write this, the first round in rainy Rome is going on (speaking of spring rituals, James Blake is about to lose to a no name). The other members of the Big 4, Federer, Murray, and Djokovic, will all come to the Foro Italico with more rest than Nadal. Can any of them take him off my short list of life’s sure things?

First Quarter

The question for Nadal, and for this tournament, is how he feels in regard to his French Open preparation. Does he need some rest, or can he keep going at full speed all the way through Sunday? This question is tied up with whether he plans to enter Madrid in two weeks—apparently he’s wary of playing at altitude there so soon before Paris. Last year Nadal was in a similar situation when he came to Rome, and he lost early to Juan Carlos Ferrero. While he cited blisters afterward, he didn’t seem too broken up about getting a few days off before playing in Hamburg the next week and making the final push to Paris.

This year Nadal didn’t have to work overly hard in Barcelona. He won his semi and final in straight sets and didn’t have to play a quarterfinal at all after David Nalbandian pulled out. So I would expect Nadal, despite some trepidation, to go after the title in Rome the way he usually does, and to be fresh enough physically to do it.

But even with a couple days off, his first round could be tricky. Nadal will play the winner of Andreas Seppi, who has beaten him on hard courts, and Sam Querrey, who has challenged him on clay. The other half of his section is relatively stacked—Verdasco, Tsonga, Gasquet, Almagro, Gulbis, and Andreev are all there, but Nadal will only have to face one of them, in the quarters.

First-round matches to watch: Almagro-Gulbis, Tsonga-Gasquet. Semifinalist: Nadal

Second Quarter

After reaching his first clay-court semifinal in Monte Carlo, Andy Murray continues his learn-the-dirt campaign of 2009. Think of it as a tennis version of Hillary Clinton’s crafty “listening tour” of New York state in 2000. Murray is taking the pressure off himself by saying that this spring he's essentially conducting research for the future.

He’ll have to be a quick study, because his first opponent might be Argentine dirtballer Juan Monaco. The two played a three-setter on hard courts on Miami last month before Murray prevailed. If they play again in Rome, we’ll get an idea of how the Scot matches up against a guy who makes his living on this stuff.

If he succeeds there, Murray might have to play either Nikolay Davydenko or Fernando Gonzalez in the quarters. He beat Kolya, a more natural clay-courter who seems revived after coming back from an injury, in a tough two-setter in Monte Carlo. If they play again, it should be equally tight. Semifinalist: Davydenko

Third Quarter

Which Novak Djokovic will we see in Roma? He’s the defending champion, and he’s coming off a Monte Carlo run that brought out his best tennis of the year so far—more than at any time in 2009, he fought well when he had to and didn't let his emotions get the best of him.

But if we’ve learned anything about the Serb over the last year, it’s that he’s more prone to unpredictability and mental inconsistency than we once thought. Still, I like his draw. Of the guys in his immediate vicinity, only Safin and Robredo seem at all capable of beating him, and those two play each other in the first round. On the other side we might get a showdown between Del Potro and Wawrinka, a match I’d give to Stan based on current form. Semifinalist: Djokovic

Fourth Quarter

Do you have a clue as to how Roger Federer might play in Rome? If so, you’re a step ahead of me. No matter what he says, his personal life must be a bit of a distraction at the moment, and so far it’s one that hasn’t relaxed him on the court.

Federer’s draw won’t help take the edge off, either. Last year he lost to Radek Stepanek in Rome, and he might find himself across from the Agitator again this time—they’re slotted to play in the third round. That is, if Federer gets past his potential opening match against Ivo Karlovic, never a fun thing to do, no matter what the surface.

On the other side, Simon, Ferrer, Berdych, and the improving Italian Fognini will fight it out to make the quarters. I got burned picking Ferrer to reach the final in Monte Carlo, but I liked the way he dictated much of the play in the second set against Nadal in Barcelona. Semifinalist: Ferrer

Semifinals: Nadal d. Davydenko; Djokovic d. Ferrer

Final: Nadal d. Djokovic

http://tennisworld.typepad.com/thewrap/index.html

hcfoo
06-26-2009, 07:03 PM
I wonder why I can't find Ferrer's video thread.

Ferrer has confirmed his participation at the Malaysian Open at the end of Septmber.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFSgD-IoOEQ&feature=player_embedded

Sommarsverige
07-06-2009, 09:55 PM
Our chico will miss the DC in Marbella, because of an injury in the leg :sad: :sad:

Of selfish reasons I really hope he will be able to play in Bastad, but on his site he said that it would take 10 days, so my hope is still alieve :angel:

And I really hope (and also think) the Spanish Armada will beat Germany even without Ferru (what a bad German I am :devil: )

sierra91
07-07-2009, 08:40 PM
I just saw the news about David missing DC. Hope he's okay and back well before Cincy. It wouldn't be the same there without him.

FerrersLinda
08-16-2009, 05:14 AM
On the website it says that David has a little tendonitis in his left knee and will try to play Cincy.:shrug:

What the h*** is a "little" tendonitis? Doc Sue?

alisia
08-16-2009, 05:22 PM
On the website it says that David has a little tendonitis in his left knee and will try to play Cincy.:shrug:

What the h*** is a "little" tendonitis? Doc Sue?

well if that was a little tendonitis I'd hate to see what he's like with a lot :confused:

FerrersLinda
08-16-2009, 08:59 PM
well if that was a little tendonitis I'd hate to see what he's like with a lot :confused:

I know.:rolleyes:

FerrersLinda
08-24-2009, 02:33 PM
Seems the "little" tendonitis is bothering him again. Therefor he won't be playing New Haven.

alisia
08-24-2009, 03:34 PM
Seems the "little" tendonitis is bothering him again. Therefor he won't be playing New Haven.

so he can play for 3 days only :rolleyes: at least at the US he will get a day off in between matches to rest his knee :)

cobalt60
08-24-2009, 09:53 PM
Hope there is some damage in NYC!

Sommarsverige
09-04-2009, 10:56 PM
I just came across this funny interview with Ferru thanks to df.com :)

I really couldn´t stop laughing, so I just had to put it here....Maybe you knew it already, but I didn´t ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Ofwvkmgbk&feature=related

alisia
09-17-2009, 05:15 PM
Its David versus Goliath – ‘and we know who won that one!’

To the tennis world it looks a foregone conclusion. Israel, in its first Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal, has to travel to the red clay of the defending champions, the mighty Spain. Even without its two top-10 players, Spain starts this semifinal as red-hot favourite, but as Israel’s charismatic doubles player Andy Ram says: “It’s like David against Goliath – and we know who won that one!”

The absence of the World No. 2 Rafael Nadal with a torn stomach muscle, and No. 9 Fernando Verdasco who’s undergoing foot surgery, has given Israel a slightly better chance, but hardly made the hosts any weaker. In fact Spain’s third-highest-ranked player Tommy Robredo has even been left out of the opening day’s singles line-up, making way for David Ferrer and Juan Carlos Ferrero.

The line-up for the weekend reads:

Friday
David Ferrer (ESP) v Harel Levy (ISR)
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Dudi Sela (ISR)

Saturday
Feliciano Lopez/Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (ISR)

Sunday
David Ferrer (ESP) v Dudi Sela (ISR)
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Harel Levy (ISR)

With Robredo ranked 16th, and Ferrer and Ferrero 19th and 21st respectively, Spain’s captain Albert Costa said his decision to rest Robredo was down to the fact that Robredo is playing the doubles. That may be true, but another factor in Costa’s calculations will have been to have a form player up against Dudi Sela on the opening day.


Sela is Israel’s key

Realistically, Sela is the key to whether Israel has any chance of a shock upset this weekend. With Erlich and Ram slight favourites against Lopez and Robredo in Saturday’s doubles, the only chance Israel would appear to have of picking up two more points lies with Sela, who is in the best year of his career and comes to this semifinal at a career-high 29 in the rankings.

Israel’s second player Harel Levy has won 19 of his 30 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas singles rubbers, including a live fifth earlier this year against Sweden. But at age 31 and with his ranking down to 140, it’s hard to see him beating any of the Spanish singles players on clay, especially with his tendency to slice his backhand rather than hit through it.

If Costa had gone with the rankings and put Robredo and Ferrer forward, Ferrer would have faced Sela on the opening day, which would have lifted the Israel camp’s hopes as Ferrer’s recent form has been patchy. But in Ferrero, Sela faces a former World No. 1 who has rediscovered some of his best tennis in recent months, including a run to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the fourth round at the US Open, where it took the eventual champion Juan Martin del Potro to stop him.


Spain denies complacency

Perhaps Israel’s best chance lies in hoping the Spanish will be slightly less competitive than usual, given how strongly favoured they are to reach their fifth final in ten years. The tie is taking place not in any city but in a recently built golf resort equidistant between the towns of Murcia and Cartagena, where all the residences have been shaped round the golf course. The court itself is built across one of the fairways, making it a 17-hole course this week.

With the Spanish players clearly enjoying the chance for a few holes amid their tennis practice sessions, Israel may just be able to catch the hosts off their guard. The Spaniards vehemently deny they are taking this tie lightly, respectfully saying at every opportunity that Israel has earned its place in the semis and must be treated seriously. But this is new ground for Israel, and very special for its four players and captain Eyal Ran. An Israeli victory is highly unlikely, but then the Biblical David was never expected to slay the giant either.


http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=16187

FerrersLinda
09-28-2009, 03:03 PM
FERRER, LOPEZ GET A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
by ATP Staff | 28.09.2009

© Proton Malaysian Open
Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer looked out across Kuala Lumpur from the Observation Deck of the KL Tower.
ATP World Tour No. 19 David Ferrer, who is the No. 7 seed at the Proton Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2009, joined Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez on Monday to take a bird’s eye view of the sprawling city metropolis.

Ferrer and Lopez travelled in an express lift to the Observation Deck of the Menara Kuala Lumpur, also known as KL Tower. The lift took less than 10 seconds to travel 276 metres, and the pair was quickly able to soak up the stunning 360 degree views of the city.

“Kuala Lumpur is a modern city with lots to do,” said Ferrer. “The people are friendly and I am very excited to be able to play in Malaysia for the first time.”

Before heading back to the hotel, the pair was greeted by a white cockatoo bird, who took a liking to Ferrer’s racquet.

The pair will need to be at the top of their game this week, if they are to claim the inaugural Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2009 championship. Ferrer will meet Russian Mikhail Youzhny in a tough first round encounter, while Lopez will look to end the chances of Argentine Martin Vassallo Arguello.

CuriousCat
04-27-2010, 10:05 AM
Found an interview with David in Italian - http://ubitennis.quotidianonet.ilsole24ore.com/sport/tennis/2010/04/22/322202-nuovo_ferrer.shtml

Here's the rough translation:

New Ferrer: 'I'm happy'

Andrea Nizzero

'Exclusive' with semi-Monte Carlo Ferrer, through the efforts of its sponsors Lotto. His most important match, friendship with Ferrero, complimenting Errani. And he warns: 'Rafa returns number 1' David Ferrer began quietly in 2010, below the media radar detection. After a slow start, his tennis has grown slowly but steadily. He left the land in South American pocket with a final points and a heavy victory in Acapulco.
Now comes the opening of the European season in the best of situations: a perfect physical condition, a few points to defend, the serenity of someone who has already had a lot but with the hunger of those who are for agonist nature.
The semi-finals in Monte-Carlo seems almost a natural consequence, and according to those who are close is just the beginning of a season that could hold great satisfaction.
Describes how a simple person, kind to everyone and available. It 'true.

Monaco: a beautiful place. How do you like playing here?
Very much. Besides the beauty of the place, the glamor, the special thing is the audience. There is always lots of people, a lot of heat.

How do you rate your season so far and what objectives you have room for the rest of the year?
Are not in the top 10 as in 2007, but I'm playing well. I am happy with my tennis season in South America has been positive, with the final in Buenos Aires and the title in Acapulco, both against Juan Carlos [Ferrero]. I'm happy. I have no real goals, just continue to play and give my best. Maybe I'd like to win another tournament.

Ferrero is one of your best friend, right?
Yes we know from childhood, now we are both in Valencia, where we train together. In the circuit we spend much time together, trying to do the same tournaments. He's my best friend in ATP.

I have here a list of six matches your memorable. Put them in order of importance?
(Without any hesitation I indicate the most important victory for him, then quieter ranking the others)
1 - Davis Cup Final 2009, Ferrer beats Stepanek reassembling two sets of handicap
2 - Semi-final Tennis Masters Cup 2007, Ferrer beats Roddick
3 - Valencia 2008 Final Ferrer beats Almagro
4 - First Round Rome 2003, Ferrer beat defending champion and world number one Agassi
5 - Fourth U.S. Open 2007, Ferrer beats Nadal
6 - Fourth French Open 2005, Ferrer beats defending champion Gaudio , catching up from 0-4 in the fifth set]

You have a reputation for being a very humble person. I remember reading a quote that you do not know if it's true: "I'm the worst player among the top 100." You were number four in the world, you beat most ii best: you changed your mind?
[Smiling] It 's a phrase in a negative moment, nothing special. I never really thought about. I never thought to be the best, but even the worst. My goal was to use my chance and now I am happy with my career. I spent nine years in ATP, I'm 28 years old, I consolidated my position in the top 20. I am so happy.

Games in the era of Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest ever. Considers you lucky or unlucky?
I think I'm lucky. Rafa is the greatest Spanish player ever, Roger the greatest of all time. I think it's an opportunity.

About Rafa: these days we talk a lot about him, his knees, his alleged crisis. You know him, you never talked about these things with him?
These things not because he is quiet. There is much talk about him because he is Nadal, but some physical problem is normal. And despite the number 3 in the world and has only 23 years. Precisely for this reason I think it will again be No. 1 in the world.

Before we talked about Monte-Carlo. Aside from the tournaments in Spain, what are your favorite places in the circuit?
This, I think Rome and Acapulco are the finest tournaments we have.

In Spain you have Madrid, which Nadal does not really like. But you do you think?
I really like. The property is beautiful and for me to play at home and on clay is the best. I think last year there have been some problems with organization, but that's normal. It was the first year into a new facility with a new surface. Madrid was the best indoor tournament in the world, I'm sure will become the same on clay.

Blue clay, as Tiriac wants?
[Laughing] The clay is red is red.

We Italians are very envious of you Spanish, especially at this time for us so negative. According to you how and why Spain can produce so many stars?
I think primarily because we have excellent coaches. Then why had many champions, people and children like to play, they are motivated. See Nadal, Ferrero, Moya and Corretja first. I think it is very important.

About Italy, you're with Lotto from January 2007. Brought you luck.
Yes, it was my best year. I'm very happy, have always behaved very well with me and is a great brand. I think and I hope to finish my career with them.

Sara Errani trains in Valencia in your facility. You know?
Yes, certainly. I played with and know well. It 'a very good player, very competitive, a major agonist with the character it takes to play tennis. I think Flavia is the best Italian player.

Edda
02-27-2011, 02:00 AM
Cute interview!

Ad Wim
04-06-2011, 11:30 AM
Just saw that David is playing Nice the week before RG. Don't think that's a smart move. He then plays Madrid, Rome, Nice and RG right after each other, with no rest in between. And he can reach far in every tournament so he will be quite tired if he gets to the 2nd week of RG. Too bad, I think he should just skip Nice. I know this is his season, but I really think he can make SF or even final in RG, but he should be fully fit for that. What's the point in playing a silly 250? Or does he think he can win that one, because Rafa isn't playing?

Carol96
04-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Not heard about Nice... and he certainly is on "la liste oficielle des joyeurs". Agree with Ad Wim: strange decision for his best surface given his form - and of course clay is the most tiring too - what's David got to prove?

Anyway this link is courtesy of Nancy on David's Forum: :wavey::bigclap: for a watch magazine, I think...? enjoy, whatever! :cool:
mariosierrastudio.blogspot.com/2011/04/revolution-con-david-ferrer.html

EDIT: ewwww... these pics are already up on here. Sorreee!!!

Edda
04-07-2011, 04:14 AM
The Tennis Channel has a David Ferrer spotlight week. I enjoy watching it a lot!

Edda
04-08-2011, 12:13 AM
Wow, it's been a whole Armada Showcase Week on the Tennis Channel-Ferru, Rafa, Juanqui! It was so exciting!

Edda
04-08-2011, 01:34 PM
They showed Ferru's match in his hometown of Valencia. It was great. They showed him with friend and co-tournament owner Juan Carlos Ferrero.

ariel2
04-10-2011, 06:28 AM
I'm sorry I missed the one with Ferru, Edda. Was it an hour episode tracking him around the courts and his home town like they did with Juanqui? Any other details you can share? And by chance do you know what year it's from or whether it's a new segment?

Thanks in advance.

iramlatif
04-10-2011, 08:15 AM
Ariel, it was Granollers vs Ferrer in Valencia 2010 finals match. Pretty much every week the Tennis Channel tries to showcase a player and his or hers "highlight" matches. So this week is had been David Ferrer week. (And what a wonderful week, got to see him everyday) :)

And to be completely honest I don't like the draw for Monte Carlo. It is going to be quite a challenge for him to get to the semis again. (Verdasco and Federer are going to be really tough) But I'll keep my fingers crossed! Want him to do really well!

ariel2
04-11-2011, 05:21 AM
Thanks Iramlatif.

iramlatif
04-12-2011, 09:09 PM
Nadal to play Ferrer in exhibition match

World No 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain and compatriot David Ferrer will play a tennis exhibition match in Taiwan in autumn, organisers said on Tuesday.

The match, which will take place at National Taiwan Sport University on October 1, is to create a boost for Taiwan's tennis scene, the International Management Group (IMG) and its local partner told a news conference.

In a video message to Taiwan fans, Nadal said he is looking forward to the match against Ferrer, currently ranked sixth.

In addition, a women's exhibition match between former No 1 Maria Sharapova and fellow-Russian Vera Zvonareva will be staged on September 22 in Taipei, IMG said.

The two matches will be the biggest tennis event in Taiwan which is trying to produce its own world-class tennis players. Earlier this year, former stars Andre Agassi and Marat Safin played exhibition matches against Taiwan players in Taipei and Kaohsiung.

Carol96
04-16-2011, 02:18 PM
check this one out - absolutely adorable!!! :hearts:

http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2011/04/14/oc.david.ferrer.bk.a.cnn.html

(big thanks to Nancy on davidferrer.com)

I've just noticed that this has also been posted on the vids thread!

n8
05-10-2011, 01:35 PM
Here's an article about Ferrer's clay success and his chances if he is to face Rafa at Roland Garros.

http://thebigtip.com.au/tennis/ferrer-finally-ready-beat-rafa-french

pinkkiwi72
05-23-2011, 10:54 PM
From Offical Roland Garros website - Monday, May 23, 2011 -
Our "choose a player" feature reveals the fun, friendly side of the stars appearing at this year's French Open. Today, Spain's David Ferrer joins us.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-23/201105231306169477283.html

also 'choose a player'
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga mentioning David Ferrer (very funny):
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-23/201105231306173470251.html

Edda
05-24-2011, 05:25 AM
I saw the David interview! It was cute and very funny! I like how he and Juanqui are such good friends.

Edda
05-24-2011, 05:28 AM
I like Tsonga's mention of both David and Rafa. He's not really one of my all time favorite players, but he acknowledges two of the best.

Eden
11-17-2011, 10:21 PM
Ferrer’s Iron Will

DEUCE
by Robert Davis

16.11.2011

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/3EEF394700EE4F3F8443015BF8B09858.ashx

Spaniard David Ferrer, who makes his third appearance at the circuit finale, is on course for his second Top 5 finish.

David Ferrer may lack the flash possessed by many of his fellow Spaniards, but he has quietly maintained his place among the game’s elite with a determination that is second to none.

David Ferrer is fast. Born with a bloodhound-like ability to track a shot down, the World No. 5 from Spain chases ball after ball till a man has to smash it out of the court just to win the point. Even then it is not guaranteed that the man from Valencia will not hop a sponsor’s sign or leap a fence just to bat the ball back one more time. Each and every player in the locker room knows that it takes quite the effort for the ball to bounce twice on David Ferrer’s side of the court.

You don’t need to see David Ferrer play a tennis match at all to know what makes him special. All you really need is to watch his pre-match warm-up. There is no difference between that and the final set tie-break. On the tennis court, David Ferrer does nothing half-hearted.

From the first stroke your eyes are drawn to those light, effortless and infinite split steps that are the hallmark of Spanish tennis. You can count the number of times his heels touch the court on one hand. And chances are that is when he is taking a water break. Then there are the strands of brown hair flopping over his white bandana and the swollen calves, which appear to have been inflated by an air compressor, which power quite possibly the best footwork on the tour. The footwork is just the tip of the iceberg though, because there is so much more to David Ferrer lying beneath the surface.

Ask any of the boys on the ATP World Tour what they admire most about David Ferrer and they all say the same thing; no matter the score he always gives 100 per cent. And with a game like Ferrer’s, where the workload is heavy, that is saying heaps. To say that Ferrer stays in the moment is an understatement. For him each and every point is equal to or greater than the next one.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/~/media/322130F762F94428BC653C9193815C11.ashx

“It is very nice to know that my colleagues respect me for giving my best,” says the 29 year old, taking a break from reading in the players’ lounge. “It is the least that I can do. There are good days and bad days, but I think the minimum that a professional tennis player can do is to fight to the end. I love this sport and have a lot of respect for the past champions that have come before me. It is not only my job to fight, but my honour as well. And I must do it till that last point. The sport of tennis is one of respect and I feel that if I respect tennis and my fellow players, then I have done my duty.”

Like a bulldog with his teeth sunk into a T-bone, so does David Ferrer play tennis. Unlike other players, he is not tempted by the open court nor does he rush into the net. He has an almost sadomasochistic desire to run till his lungs burst. His shot selection is like a corner breakdown drill gone bad. A mad man attempt to force you to throw down your racquet and wave the white flag of surrender. The way Ferrer scampers around the court hitting forehands, you are almost left to wonder if he has a backhand at all. But he does have a backhand and a mighty good one at that. Unlike the smooth rainbow arc of his forehand drive, David Ferrer prefers to launch his shoulders and hips into the double-fisted backhand and take the ball early, flattening it out. One thing is for sure, whatever comes off his racquet you are going to get the full charge of his shot.

David Ferrer does not do flash very well. He does not possess Fernando Verdasco’s flair, or Feliciano Lopez’s fan club, or even Nicolas Almagro’s firepower. But what he does do very well is win tennis matches. And in Spain, where looking good takes a back seat to results, that is gold. With Ferrer you get a man who comes to work each day carrying his hard hat, lunch box and eager to punch the time clock.

According to Pat Etcheberry, fitness trainer to past greats like Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Justine Henin, that is also talent.

“Oftentimes people put too much emphasis on strokes,” says Etcheberry. “But working hard day in and day out is also a talent. And that might be harder than just hitting the ball pretty.”

“Tennis is one of the most honest sports to judge because it has a ranking,” says Ferrer. “Yes, there are players who have bigger serves or better strokes than others, but you don’t get ranked by talent, you get ranked by results. Physical fitness and competing consistently is also added into the equation. Yes, I think it is nice to watch a player stroke the ball beautifully. But there is more to tennis than just hitting the ball nicely. Whether you hit pretty or ugly, talented or not, success in tennis depends on many factors.”

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/~/media/7049EFCDDE2040CBAE8F4442579908C9.ashx

In Spain, tennis is judged by Grand Slam trophies. If only other countries could be so lucky.

“It is normal for the people to talk of Rafa,” says Ferrer. “Spain has always had great players like Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Sergi Bruguera, Albert Costa, Emilio [Sanchez] and others. For sure, Rafa is the greatest player in the history of Spain. He has helped us Spanish players so much, because if he had not been there, there might not have been as great an interest from the general audience. Rafa has been great for our nation and for our sport and we have all improved because of him.”

Back in the players’ lounge, David has his head in a book again. It’s a thriller by British writer Ken Follett. Tomorrow it might be a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. Or maybe a mystery by Agatha Christie. The next day it is a self-help book, and after that it is a biography of Lance Armstrong. David loves them all. “I want to read books that will help me improve as a person and not just a tennis player,” he says.

“The sport of tennis is one of respect and I feel that if I respect tennis and my fellow players, then I have done my duty”There are no Dr. Phil moments in Spain. If you had gone astray in the desert and were dying of thirst and along came a Spanish tennis coach, he is more likely to scold you for being lost than he would give you a drop of water. If positive reinforcement is what you are seeking, you would be better off going to France. While the French will tell you how great you can be, the Spanish will tell you how bad you are. And, Javier Piles, David Ferrer’s coach, is no exception. About the only time he smiles is when Ferrer wins. And even then it is not guaranteed.

“He has an incredible will to learn,” says longtime coach Piles. “He wants to learn in everything. But most importantly, he wants to know why he is No. 5 and not No. 4. He wants to be critiqued. He does not want praise, he wants information on how to get better. There have been so many times that I have been proud of him. The match versus [David] Nalbandian in ’07 [at the US Open] and so many others. But what I am most proud of David is how he continues to seek knowledge. And also, his respect for the sport. I am proud to be his coach.”

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/~/media/3AB85CE6DE424992B1261AA5B86475C9.ashx

“For me, success in life means when you have all that you have dreamed of and all that you work for,” says Ferrer. “Tennis has given me much more than I ever dreamed possible. I hope that I have given something back to tennis.”

Ernest Hemingway once wrote, ‘Man is not made for defeat.’ We know that Hemingway never saw David Ferrer play a game of tennis, but had he it is likely that the great American writer who loved all things Spanish would have nodded in approval at the man from Valencia. Just like the heroes in Hemingway’s novels, David Ferrer lives and dies in the arena with his ‘manhood and honour’ intact. Good day or bad day, David Ferrer gives you his best stuff. And that is as sure a sign of victory as it gets; for David Ferrer accepts that on any given day he can be beaten, but what he will never accept is defeat.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/David-Ferrer.aspx

Edda
11-18-2011, 01:45 AM
Great article about David!

Mae
11-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Oh wow great article :bounce: And I didn't know David read Agatha Christie. I loved her and have read everything she wrote. And to watch David play is such great enjoyment :) I don't know how he does it because except for that short moment when he is waiting for the other player's serve he is always in motion!

pinkkiwi72
11-18-2011, 08:50 PM
Here's another article on David from ATP 15 Nov 2011, outlining his successful year, in match facts.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/11/Features/RICOH-MatchFacts-Ferrer-Improved-Serve.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Matchfacts/Matchfacts-Landing.aspx

cobalt60
11-19-2011, 12:11 AM
Ferrer’s Iron Will

DEUCE
by Robert Davis

16.11.2011

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/3EEF394700EE4F3F8443015BF8B09858.ashx

Spaniard David Ferrer, who makes his third appearance at the circuit finale, is on course for his second Top 5 finish.

David Ferrer may lack the flash possessed by many of his fellow Spaniards, but he has quietly maintained his place among the game’s elite with a determination that is second to none.

David Ferrer is fast. Born with a bloodhound-like ability to track a shot down, the World No. 5 from Spain chases ball after ball till a man has to smash it out of the court just to win the point. Even then it is not guaranteed that the man from Valencia will not hop a sponsor’s sign or leap a fence just to bat the ball back one more time. Each and every player in the locker room knows that it takes quite the effort for the ball to bounce twice on David Ferrer’s side of the court.

You don’t need to see David Ferrer play a tennis match at all to know what makes him special. All you really need is to watch his pre-match warm-up. There is no difference between that and the final set tie-break. On the tennis court, David Ferrer does nothing half-hearted.

From the first stroke your eyes are drawn to those light, effortless and infinite split steps that are the hallmark of Spanish tennis. You can count the number of times his heels touch the court on one hand. And chances are that is when he is taking a water break. Then there are the strands of brown hair flopping over his white bandana and the swollen calves, which appear to have been inflated by an air compressor, which power quite possibly the best footwork on the tour. The footwork is just the tip of the iceberg though, because there is so much more to David Ferrer lying beneath the surface.

Ask any of the boys on the ATP World Tour what they admire most about David Ferrer and they all say the same thing; no matter the score he always gives 100 per cent. And with a game like Ferrer’s, where the workload is heavy, that is saying heaps. To say that Ferrer stays in the moment is an understatement. For him each and every point is equal to or greater than the next one.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/~/media/322130F762F94428BC653C9193815C11.ashx

“It is very nice to know that my colleagues respect me for giving my best,” says the 29 year old, taking a break from reading in the players’ lounge. “It is the least that I can do. There are good days and bad days, but I think the minimum that a professional tennis player can do is to fight to the end. I love this sport and have a lot of respect for the past champions that have come before me. It is not only my job to fight, but my honour as well. And I must do it till that last point. The sport of tennis is one of respect and I feel that if I respect tennis and my fellow players, then I have done my duty.”

Like a bulldog with his teeth sunk into a T-bone, so does David Ferrer play tennis. Unlike other players, he is not tempted by the open court nor does he rush into the net. He has an almost sadomasochistic desire to run till his lungs burst. His shot selection is like a corner breakdown drill gone bad. A mad man attempt to force you to throw down your racquet and wave the white flag of surrender. The way Ferrer scampers around the court hitting forehands, you are almost left to wonder if he has a backhand at all. But he does have a backhand and a mighty good one at that. Unlike the smooth rainbow arc of his forehand drive, David Ferrer prefers to launch his shoulders and hips into the double-fisted backhand and take the ball early, flattening it out. One thing is for sure, whatever comes off his racquet you are going to get the full charge of his shot.

David Ferrer does not do flash very well. He does not possess Fernando Verdasco’s flair, or Feliciano Lopez’s fan club, or even Nicolas Almagro’s firepower. But what he does do very well is win tennis matches. And in Spain, where looking good takes a back seat to results, that is gold. With Ferrer you get a man who comes to work each day carrying his hard hat, lunch box and eager to punch the time clock.

According to Pat Etcheberry, fitness trainer to past greats like Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Justine Henin, that is also talent.

“Oftentimes people put too much emphasis on strokes,” says Etcheberry. “But working hard day in and day out is also a talent. And that might be harder than just hitting the ball pretty.”

“Tennis is one of the most honest sports to judge because it has a ranking,” says Ferrer. “Yes, there are players who have bigger serves or better strokes than others, but you don’t get ranked by talent, you get ranked by results. Physical fitness and competing consistently is also added into the equation. Yes, I think it is nice to watch a player stroke the ball beautifully. But there is more to tennis than just hitting the ball nicely. Whether you hit pretty or ugly, talented or not, success in tennis depends on many factors.”

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/~/media/7049EFCDDE2040CBAE8F4442579908C9.ashx

In Spain, tennis is judged by Grand Slam trophies. If only other countries could be so lucky.

“It is normal for the people to talk of Rafa,” says Ferrer. “Spain has always had great players like Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Sergi Bruguera, Albert Costa, Emilio [Sanchez] and others. For sure, Rafa is the greatest player in the history of Spain. He has helped us Spanish players so much, because if he had not been there, there might not have been as great an interest from the general audience. Rafa has been great for our nation and for our sport and we have all improved because of him.”

Back in the players’ lounge, David has his head in a book again. It’s a thriller by British writer Ken Follett. Tomorrow it might be a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. Or maybe a mystery by Agatha Christie. The next day it is a self-help book, and after that it is a biography of Lance Armstrong. David loves them all. “I want to read books that will help me improve as a person and not just a tennis player,” he says.

“The sport of tennis is one of respect and I feel that if I respect tennis and my fellow players, then I have done my duty”There are no Dr. Phil moments in Spain. If you had gone astray in the desert and were dying of thirst and along came a Spanish tennis coach, he is more likely to scold you for being lost than he would give you a drop of water. If positive reinforcement is what you are seeking, you would be better off going to France. While the French will tell you how great you can be, the Spanish will tell you how bad you are. And, Javier Piles, David Ferrer’s coach, is no exception. About the only time he smiles is when Ferrer wins. And even then it is not guaranteed.

“He has an incredible will to learn,” says longtime coach Piles. “He wants to learn in everything. But most importantly, he wants to know why he is No. 5 and not No. 4. He wants to be critiqued. He does not want praise, he wants information on how to get better. There have been so many times that I have been proud of him. The match versus [David] Nalbandian in ’07 [at the US Open] and so many others. But what I am most proud of David is how he continues to seek knowledge. And also, his respect for the sport. I am proud to be his coach.”

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/~/media/3AB85CE6DE424992B1261AA5B86475C9.ashx

“For me, success in life means when you have all that you have dreamed of and all that you work for,” says Ferrer. “Tennis has given me much more than I ever dreamed possible. I hope that I have given something back to tennis.”

Ernest Hemingway once wrote, ‘Man is not made for defeat.’ We know that Hemingway never saw David Ferrer play a game of tennis, but had he it is likely that the great American writer who loved all things Spanish would have nodded in approval at the man from Valencia. Just like the heroes in Hemingway’s novels, David Ferrer lives and dies in the arena with his ‘manhood and honour’ intact. Good day or bad day, David Ferrer gives you his best stuff. And that is as sure a sign of victory as it gets; for David Ferrer accepts that on any given day he can be beaten, but what he will never accept is defeat.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-Finals-2011/David-Ferrer.aspx
And this is the reason why I am a big fan of his.

Edda
11-19-2011, 12:51 AM
This article reminds me of why I love Ferru! He is a tough competitor who never gives up and he is plain good and a nice guy. Like Juanqui and Rafa, he is one of the nice guys of tennis. If that means he isn't like Nando, or Feli or Nico, so much the better. Flash doesn't necessarily translate into greatness. Hard work does, and that is Ferru's strength.

Pirata.
11-19-2011, 03:06 AM
“It is very nice to know that my colleagues respect me for giving my best,” says the 29 year old, taking a break from reading in the players’ lounge.

[...]

Back in the players’ lounge, David has his head in a book again. It’s a thriller by British writer Ken Follett. Tomorrow it might be a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. Or maybe a mystery by Agatha Christie. The next day it is a self-help book, and after that it is a biography of Lance Armstrong. David loves them all. “I want to read books that will help me improve as a person and not just a tennis player,” he says.

It's almost disgusting how adorable he is :hug::hearts:

Edda
11-20-2011, 02:07 AM
He is adorable-and he reads! Warning: may cause fainting!

Edda
11-20-2011, 02:09 AM
"Ferrer's Iron Will" is a perfect title for an article about David, as his nickname, "Ferru," means "iron" in Catalan. It fits him! He is tough and never gives up.

pinkkiwi72
11-30-2011, 01:57 AM
Tennis: Strong field to feature at Heineken Open January 2012,
Auckland, New Zealand
12:40 PM Wednesday Nov 30, 2011

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10769873

Mae
11-30-2011, 11:13 AM
"Ferrer's Iron Will" is a perfect title for an article about David, as his nickname, "Ferru," means "iron" in Catalan. It fits him! He is tough and never gives up.

That fits David for sure :yeah: BTW Sue thanks for posting :)

Edda
12-01-2011, 01:03 AM
I am eagerly awaiting David and Team Armada in Davis Cup! Good luck, Ferru and good luck in the coming year! You have performed spectacularly.

Pirata.
02-09-2012, 06:25 PM
David has a twitter now :) https://twitter.com/#!/DavidFerrer87

iramlatif
02-09-2012, 07:37 PM
David has a twitter now :) https://twitter.com/#!/DavidFerrer87

and already more than 26,000 followers! :) hope he gets facebook too

nalbyfan
03-10-2012, 01:45 PM
He will play Nice, just before RG....not a good idea, he should rest before a GS, especially after a long clay tour. he'll arrive exhausted in RG like usually.

Edda
03-11-2012, 01:52 AM
Yes, David-rest up! We don't want you to wear yourself out!

Pirata.
03-12-2012, 07:20 AM
Geez, what is Nice paying in appearance feed :o

David already had played two 250s

Sophitia36
09-19-2012, 06:16 PM
I rather like this little passage about David in this article about the Davis Cup:

http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/09/semi-tough/39455/#.UFn8qY3N90U

At least it does not repeat the usual clichés. It seems to be a rather realistic assessment of David's performances.

And I agree 100% with what they say about coming to the net more. He does seem to have far more skill at the net than he's given credit for. Definitely more skill than your usual baseliner or clay-courter.
Against Djokovic, his net game seemed to work quite well, whereas Djokovic is not very good at it.

I mean, obviously I'm no tennis coach, but I thought exactly the same thing as this journalist while watching Ferru play recently.

iramlatif
09-21-2012, 07:36 AM
i don't know where else to post this ?, but why r people on the General forum so anti ferrer? I know not everyone, but there are a good amount of people there who refer to him a "vulture". I don't think that's a fair comment. He's had a high ranking because of all his consistency and his hard work has worked off!

Oh well, I hope he does well in Kuala Lampur. And then he has to defend Shanghai finalist points, which I'm a lil worried about.

t c! :) have a good wknd all.

Sophitia36
09-21-2012, 09:40 AM
I don't think you need to be worried about the behaviour of these people.

A lot of people here are rather immature and disrespectful. They take pleasure in making fun of players they don't like. That's why they have all the supid nicknames like "Mugray", "Olderer", "Nadull" and so on.
It just happens that a couple of people started bashing Ferrer. Some of them are actually good posters but for some reason have decided to hate him, and have a liking for trolling. Others are just silly people who jumped on the bandwagon.

Ferrer is usually either unknown, or quite popular because of his attitude, but he's also disliked by a lot of people because his game is often perceived as "boring". Why? Because he has no "big shots", relatively little power (because of his height mostly), and his true talents are less "flashy" than some other players.
Also, he does seem to have a "limit" above which his unusual height and lack of power become a real problem (ie,when trying to beat the Big 3).

Hence a number of people (and not just haters) think he has "no (natural) talent", or simply decide that his tennis is "not good tennis" or "not real tennis".
The idea being that working to be very fit and being able to run after every ball is not talent and not real tennis (I absolutely disagree with this, obviously). And that "natural talent" is superior to "hard work".

Then, what happens is that these people either have nothing better to do than have fun bashing Ferrer, or that they get mad at him for beating their favourite players (who, they believe, "should" have won instead of Ferrer by virtue of their supposed greater talent).

They just cannot accept that he's n°5 in the world and better ranked than their faves, so they spend hours trying to demonstrate that he's illegitimate in some way (hence the "vulture" theory), and that, for example, "a healthy Del Potro", or "Berdych if he were more consistent", etc, are actually better players than Ferrer.
Of course this is based on a total misunderstanding of the ranking system: people who are inconsistent cannot be well ranked, that's more or less the basic principle of rankings :shrug:

What I do is, I simply try to engage with them whenever I feel like it, or else, I ignore them. Some of them have valuable contributions elsewhere, but a lot of them have nothing to say except stupid bashing so I put them on "ignore".

Sophitia36
09-21-2012, 07:00 PM
Ferru's packing to go to Asia, and posted this lovely picture of his cats and his suitcase.

I know Edda will appreciate ;)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3VD6b9CUAAdPuV.jpg

iramlatif
09-21-2012, 07:37 PM
ooh thanks. i can appreciate it too. :) i love cats as well

Edda
09-23-2012, 12:58 AM
Oh, how cute! Cats just seem to be attracted to suitcases. The brown and white striped one looks like my Peter!

Edda
09-23-2012, 01:01 AM
I think a small, fit player like Ferru is a better player than many of the really tall guys. The really tall guys seem to be lacking in fitness and stamina and tire very early.

Chris Kuerten
09-23-2012, 11:05 AM
How does that work, travelling with cats? A lot of them can't handle it, right?

Sophitia36
09-23-2012, 12:55 PM
Actually, he was not supposed to put the cats in the suitcase, the cats were supposed to "help" him pack :D As you can see, they're doing beautifully :lol:

Chris Kuerten
09-23-2012, 03:22 PM
I misread, I thought he already was in Asia and brought his cats with him :baby:

pinkkiwi72
09-23-2012, 10:46 PM
I'm not surprised Ferrer loves cats especially since he always 'prowls' around the base line in between points. many commentators remark on his prowling - never stops moving, walking up and down and turning, occasionally looking at the opposition, just like a tiger sometimes, ready to pounce or snarl at them over the net.

Edda
09-24-2012, 01:16 AM
I'm PWD (Purring With Delight) at those cute pics of "Pics'" kitties!

I hope the kitties don't get mad and pee-pee in his suitcase!

Chris Kuerten
09-24-2012, 08:13 AM
It's impossible to get mad when David is around.

iramlatif
09-24-2012, 09:07 PM
I'm not surprised Ferrer loves cats especially since he always 'prowls' around the base line in between points. many commentators remark on his prowling - never stops moving, walking up and down and turning, occasionally looking at the opposition, just like a tiger sometimes, ready to pounce or snarl at them over the net.

omg u said it perfectly! completely agree with u! :D

Edda
09-25-2012, 01:31 AM
I agree! Ferru must watch his kitties a lot! He's obviously learned a lot from them!

Chris Kuerten
09-29-2012, 06:37 PM
Weird beatdown against Benneteau.

I think he is tired, I didn't want him to play here in the first place.

Sophitia36
09-29-2012, 07:01 PM
Weird beatdown against Benneteau.

I think he is tired, I didn't want him to play here in the first place.

You were right. I know it's easy to say this afterwards, but, I am not David or his coach and I did not know how tired he really was.

I know I worry too much all the time, but still, I'm pretty worried about how he's going to end this season. Since the Olympics, his level has fallen very visibly...
In the US Open, he was still able to win really tough matches, even without playing his best tennis. But what I saw today... He just could not even do that anymore.

It looks like it started with physical exhaustion, but then his mental strength got him through... Now he seems mentally exhausted as well. I mean, he probably did not care that much about Kuala Lumpur, so the fact that he seemed quite detached could be explained by this. But still, it's so unusual for him to behave like this, almost as if he were a spectator of his own match and couldn't do anything.

Now he's already leaving for China... He'll play again there, with a much tougher line-up (Djokovic etc). And then, the Paris Masters, and the Davis Cup final coming up...
I really wish he could do well in the Paris Masters. And we know that the Davis Cup means the world to him. I really hope he can recover in time.

Well, let's see the bright side: at least, he won't have to play tomorrow, that's one more day of rest! :D

Sophitia36
09-29-2012, 07:09 PM
He's just twitted this pic, which shows that at least he's chilling out right now :)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3-Of3kCMAAAjWv.jpg:large

Edda
09-30-2012, 01:15 AM
Great pic!

Edda
09-30-2012, 01:26 AM
Aw, poor David! I feel so bad for him! With Rafa out due to injury and Juanqui retiring, I wanted something good to happen for one of my favorite Armada boys! Good luck in your next tournaments, David. I hope you and Juan Carlos can make the final in Valencia.

Sophitia36
10-02-2012, 09:54 PM
David had to pull out of the China Open and also Shanghai because of illness. Don't know if the illness was already the reason for his performance against Benneteau, or if he was simply exhausted and caught a virus (usually it happens like this, they attack you when you're weakest!)

Well, in a way, it's probably for the best. I mean, I was really quite scared at the idea of him playing virtually every week and then having to lead the Spanish Davis Cup team in the final against the Czechs.

I really would like Spain to win that Davis Cup badly, because I think at last it would be an opportunity for David to be truly acknowledged... He's always been in Nadal's shadow, now if he can lead Spain to victory without him, he will certainly get a lot of credit. I don't necessarily think he's very interested in that, actually, but I would be happy to see his efforts rewarded with a little more recognition than he usually gets.

Get well soon Ferru, have a good rest and come back to us even stronger! :hug:

Edda
10-03-2012, 02:14 AM
Aw, poor David! Get well soon, Ferru!

Sophitia36
10-07-2012, 09:44 PM
I've just found this French article, which says that David is now officially qualified for the London Masters thanks to Tsonga's defeat against Djokovic.

http://www.sport365.fr/tennis/atp/masters-h-ferrer-cinquieme-qualifie-899305.shtml

iramlatif
10-08-2012, 12:02 AM
I've just found this French article, which says that David is now officially qualified for the London Masters thanks to Tsonga's defeat against Djokovic.

http://www.sport365.fr/tennis/atp/masters-h-ferrer-cinquieme-qualifie-899305.shtml

that is awesome news! :) thanks

Edda
10-08-2012, 01:31 AM
Congratulations, Ferru!

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
10-15-2012, 08:24 PM
:wavey: From French TENNIS+ Oct./Nov. 2012

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mypixforum/tennis/ferrer_service_volee_oct_2012i.jpg


I translate


What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up?
- I brush my teeth.

The last thing before going to bed?
- I need to read a few pages before falling asleep.

Who is your favorite personality?
- Nelson Mandela.

What was your favourite subject at school?
- History

Aside from tennis, what do you like most in life?
- Staying with my family and friends, doing other sports such as paddle, football or cycling.

What do you hate most?
- I won’t tell you.

What was your most recent big purchase?
- I'm building a house in my village in Spain.

What do you listen to most often on your iPod?
- Madonna, Michael Jackson and also Spanish songs.

If you get hungry during the night, what do you eat?
- A fruit

When was the last time you cried?
- When my grandfather died a few years ago.

One of your last big parties?
- With all the Spanish team at the end of the London Olympics.

Aside from your racquet, what do you take always with you?
- My iPad, it's always with me, to access the Internet, to read, look at pictures.

How many friends do you have on Facebook?
- I do not have a Facebook account.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
- I do not know, maybe doing studies.

Who is the sexiest WTA player?
- Ana Ivanovic or Maria Kirilenko.

If you had one superpower what would it be?
- To fly.

Sophitia36
10-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Thank you, great stuff!

Nelson Mandela, history, Michael Jackson, taking up studies... All perfect answers! :D

But what did Sharapova do, that he should forget to mention her? :lol:

Sommarsverige
10-15-2012, 10:05 PM
Great interview, thanks for posting :yeah:

I didn´t know Ferru is building a house in Javéa, but interesting to know :)

Edda
10-16-2012, 02:13 AM
David and I share a hobby-reading-and a love of cats. How neat that he is builing a house in Javea. Overally, great interview.

Edda
10-16-2012, 02:14 AM
Michael Jackson seems to be a favorite among Spanish players. Juanqui likes his music, too.

iramlatif
10-16-2012, 04:14 AM
I LOVE this interview. thanks SO much for sharing and translating. :) I hope one day he posts pics of his house. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful!

Chris Kuerten
10-16-2012, 11:54 AM
Thank you, great stuff!

Nelson Mandela, history, Michael Jackson, taking up studies... All perfect answers! :D

But what did Sharapova do, that he should forget to mention her? :lol:Sharapova might be objectively pretty, but she's far from sexy.

I applaud him for that :worship:

Sophitia36
10-16-2012, 04:46 PM
Sharapova might be objectively pretty, but she's far from sexy.

I applaud him for that :worship:

I'm not questioning his choice, but I remember a few years ago when he was interviewed, they asked him if he had dated a tennis player, he misunderstood the question and said "Yeah I like Sharapova" :D
So I was just wondering, why is she no longer the one that comes to his mind first? :lol:

Ana Ivanovic and Maria Kirilenko are far more curvy than Sharapova. Nice pick! :devil:


Everyone is so excited about his building a new house, what I find really exciting is his love of history, studying and Nelson Mandela! :D
Oh and I also love Michael Jackson's songs, but that's a pretty universal thing.

Chris Kuerten
10-16-2012, 05:02 PM
I'm not questioning his choice, but I remember a few years ago when he was interviewed, they asked him if he had dated a tennis player, he misunderstood the question and said "Yeah I like Sharapova" :D
So I was just wondering, why is she no longer the one that comes to his mind first? :lol:He might've met her in the meantime and found her a bitch :angel:.Ana Ivanovic and Maria Kirilenko are far more curvy than Sharapova. Nice pick! :devil:http://i.minus.com/jbl5zkKcc1ZQMO.jpg

:help:Everyone is so excited about his building a new house, what I find really exciting is his love of history, studying and Nelson Mandela! :D
Oh and I also love Michael Jackson's songs, but that's a pretty universal thing.Yeah, I really like that too! I'm wondering what his specific historic interests are (I study history).

Sophitia36
10-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Oops you're right Ivanovic does look skinny in that one, in the other ones I was looking at, she looked far less skinny! Well, I guess when you're that tall, it's less "abnormal" to have skinny legs. I didn't see her as one of the really skinny girls on the WTA.

Sophitia36
10-20-2012, 10:39 AM
Edda I'm bringing this over from another board because I guess, if I start elaborating on this, this discussion will become more appropriate on the Ferrer forum:

It surprises me that Ferru can't speak better English, because I've heard him give interviews in Italian. He likes to read and study, so it surprises me that he hasn't learned to speak better.

Did you actually hear him speak Italian? I know he understands it because once an Italian journalist asked if she could ask him a question in Italian and he said it was OK (and apparently understood). I wondered if he could speak as well.

I'm sure he could learn English if he had time to actually study it. When you stop studying at 17, you forget a lot, especially if you didn't have a great level in the first place (and believe me... when I see the level my students have - students who have actually chosen English as their major! - I assume the general level of people who studied English only until the age of 17 is pretty low).
He's already bilingual anyway, as many Spaniards are (Catalan/Castillan) and that normally helps. Italian is also quite easy for Spanish people, all these languages, French/Italian/Spanish/Catalan etc, they are very close to one another. English does share some vocabulary with latin languages but otherwise it's really completely different.

evjenia
10-20-2012, 11:30 AM
Did you actually hear him speak Italian?


I think here he speaks italian http://vid.ilmessaggero.it/?vid=39188 although I can´t judge how he speaks, good or bad.

Chris Kuerten
10-20-2012, 11:37 AM
Oops you're right Ivanovic does look skinny in that one, in the other ones I was looking at, she looked far less skinny! Well, I guess when you're that tall, it's less "abnormal" to have skinny legs. I didn't see her as one of the really skinny girls on the WTA.She used to be beautiful, this only happened in the last couple of months because of a, I believe, new fitness trainer. The same one Hantuchova had when she was anorexic.

Sophitia36
10-20-2012, 01:14 PM
I think here he speaks italian http://vid.ilmessaggero.it/?vid=39188 although I can´t judge how he speaks, good or bad.

No, he speaks a mix of Italian and Spanish. He understands everything obviously but most of the time, he starts his answer in Italian and finishes in Spanish.

My guess is, he probably learnt his Italian "on the job", probably by hanging out with Sara Errani and maybe other Italians.

It is often said that Spaniards and Italians understand each other relatively easily, because of the similarity of the two languages, but I've always been mystified by this (I've studied both, and to be honest, they are very much alike but there are also many differences - when I see how difficult it can be for French people to understand French Canadians, who speak mostly the same language as us, I find it difficult to believe that Spaniards could understand Italian just like that).

Well, anyway, he understands it well, and knows it enough to speak a little, so maybe if I ever get to talk to David, I should speak in Italian :D

Sophitia36
10-22-2012, 10:53 PM
A short video about the conference that David and Juan Carlos Ferrero did at the university of Valencia (sorry it's in Spanish/Catalan!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoyoFTnNl6c

Chris Kuerten
11-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Group A:

Djokovic
Murray
Berdych
Tsonga

Group B:

Federer
Ferrer
Del Potro
TipsarevicGood draw for David, he should be able to survive his group.

In the next stage I don't expect anything. To be honest I think he will be a bit tired and in that condition he won't stand a chance against Djokovic or Murray.

Edda
11-04-2012, 01:14 AM
David has certainly played a lot of tennis. He probably will be quite tired-and then he has Davis Cup, too! He will certainly deserve some rest before starting again in 2013!

Edda
11-04-2012, 01:17 AM
Nice video! David and Juan Carlos are so nice looking!

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
12-08-2012, 04:37 PM
David Ferrer was named Spanish Tennis Player of the Year! :worship: Read more here (http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/12/Features/Ferrer-Presented-Spanish-Tennis-Award.aspx)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mypixforum/tennis/david_ferrer_2012.jpg

Chris Kuerten
12-08-2012, 05:30 PM
That Acapulco picture cracks me up every time :lol:

Edda
12-09-2012, 12:48 AM
Very nice photo montage of David's victories! Congratulations, Ferru!

Naudio Spanlatine
12-09-2012, 02:43 AM
I love the collage of his title wins, congrats Pics :smooch:

That Acapulco picture cracks me up every time :lol:

I agree completely, i was like wtf :haha:

Edda
12-10-2012, 01:08 AM
David and the Giant Pear! Love it!

Edda
12-11-2012, 01:04 AM
I saw reruns of David's matches in Buenos Aires and Acapulco. What a great way to start the day!

Mae
12-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Thanks TNX1.0E6TOPCA for that amazing set of pictures :) I don't know how you manage to do all the things you can do on a computer :bowdown:

Mae
01-12-2013, 12:48 PM
I think it is sad that David just won another title and there wasn't even a thread started for it :sad:

Sophitia36
01-12-2013, 02:02 PM
We'll create a thread when he wins the AO! :D

I post on the General Messages thread.

Edda
01-13-2013, 01:17 AM
Congratulations, David on winning at Auckland! Good luck in the Australian Open!

Kat_YYZ
01-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Nice article about Ferru by Steve Tignor
http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/01/report-melbourne-imperfectionist/46096/#.UPuydB3LSp5

Sophitia36
01-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Thank you Kat, great article. The author almost avoided every cliché, apart from the "construction worker" one :D

Edda
01-21-2013, 01:28 AM
Great article! It's interesting that he is called "The Cat." I have often thought of Ferru as being catlike on court. He must watch his cats play all the time!

Chris Kuerten
01-21-2013, 10:11 AM
Nice article about Ferru by Steve Tignor
http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/01/report-melbourne-imperfectionist/46096/#.UPuydB3LSp5You could see he's a secret fanboy when he suddenly sneaked in a little ''Ferru'' at the end :lol:: You could see it in the way he went from point to point, without angst or delay or doubt. When he got angry, which he did in the third set, Ferrer yelled, kicked a chair at the back of the court, and got back to business. (Ferru is not above a self-lacerating tirade when things aren't going his way.)

Edda
01-22-2013, 12:54 AM
Even when Ferru is getting mad, even cursing, he never puts down others. He gets mad at himself and fights on, not like Verdasco, who curses out other players and spits on court.

pinkkiwi72
01-22-2013, 10:59 PM
re-direct to article on DailyMail.co.uk about Australian Open match Ferrer vs Almagro:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2266241/Australian-Open-2013-David-Ferrer-beat-Nicolas-Almagro-4-6-4-6-7-5-7-6-7-4-6-2.html


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/01/22/article-2266241-17158010000005DC-725_634x410.jpg

Edda
01-23-2013, 02:23 AM
Great article!

Mae
01-29-2013, 01:07 PM
This isn't an article, but it is news. David is now #4 in the rankings :D

Edda
01-30-2013, 01:01 AM
Congratulations, David! Good work!

Chris Kuerten
02-16-2013, 06:42 PM
The David train arrived in Buenos Aires, where he will play Argentinian WC Velotti in the first round. Potential second round against Nalbandian, who just beat Almagro yesterday, very tricky! Although this is only his second tournament after injury, so he might run out of gas after his good run this week. Other notable players in his half are Fognini, Bellucci, Robredo and Zeballos.

iramlatif
03-12-2013, 09:43 PM
I don't know where to post this, but HURRRRRRAAYYY! David has facebook, and he better start trying writing in English. :) He already has over 7,000 likes.

https://www.facebook.com/Davidferrer87

Sophitia36
03-12-2013, 11:16 PM
Yeah! I'm already on this page! 7,000 in a few hours is pretty impressive, wow.

iramlatif
03-13-2013, 01:19 AM
Yeah! I'm already on this page! 7,000 in a few hours is pretty impressive, wow.

me too! ;) I want him to add a lot of pics here.

Edda
03-13-2013, 02:04 AM
Hooray for David! No wonder he's so well-liked. He's such a cutie pie-and he loves cats! People who love cats and tennis would be fans of Ferru.

Chris Kuerten
03-13-2013, 10:31 AM
And a towel biting shot as his profile picture, Sophitia is pleased :lol:

Sophitia36
03-13-2013, 10:20 PM
And a towel biting shot as his profile picture, Sophitia is pleased :lol:

I would rather have a long-haired picture but anyway, towel biting is OK too :lol:

Actually he just re-used his Twitter pic. Apparently he's fond of towel-biting pictures as well :)

Edda
03-15-2013, 01:06 AM
Does David ever think, as I do, "Where have those towels been last?" before he puts them in his mouth?

emotion
03-17-2013, 09:55 PM
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Given 0:16, don't think he's playing any better

Chris Kuerten
03-17-2013, 11:21 PM
He might rip his vocal cords if he keeps screaming like that all the time.

Edda
03-18-2013, 01:43 AM
Can't wait!

Chris Kuerten
03-30-2013, 03:55 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=404063

What a pleasant change from a lot of threads about David here, pure love!

Sophitia36
04-06-2013, 09:53 AM
David now has a street named after him in his hometown of Xabia (or Javea, whatever you prefer ^^)

Here is the link for those who understand Spanish:
http://http://www.sport.es/es/noticias/tenis/david-ferrer-tiene-paseo-con-nombre-localidad-natal-2357193

And here's the photo, in which you can see... well, mostly his hair, that's fine by me :D
http://estaticos.sport.es/resources/jpg/5/3/1365187096235.jpg

And here's the link to another photo posted on Twitter, you can see his face but it's blurry (well I guess can you can see that :D)
https://twitter.com/karlosvillan/status/320203112105271299/photo/1

iramlatif
04-07-2013, 12:02 AM
David now has a street named after him in his hometown of Xabia (or Javea, whatever you prefer ^^)

Here is the link for those who understand Spanish:
http://http://www.sport.es/es/noticias/tenis/david-ferrer-tiene-paseo-con-nombre-localidad-natal-2357193

And here's the photo, in which you can see... well, mostly his hair, that's fine by me :D
http://estaticos.sport.es/resources/jpg/5/3/1365187096235.jpg

And here's the link to another photo posted on Twitter, you can see his face but it's blurry (well I guess can you can see that :D)
https://twitter.com/karlosvillan/status/320203112105271299/photo/1

oh thanks for this...I guess thats why he was thanking xabia in his tweet. wow that's very special :)

Edda
04-07-2013, 01:44 AM
Hooray for David! Nice picture!

Chris Kuerten
04-11-2013, 04:55 PM
David is out of Monte Carlo due to ''physical problems''.

Hopefully it isn't too serious.

Sophitia36
04-11-2013, 06:06 PM
David is out of Monte Carlo due to ''physical problems''.

Hopefully it isn't too serious.

He knew I wouldn't be able to watch Monte Carlo, that's why. No point in playing if I can't watch, right? :D


Apparently the problem is a thigh injury. I hope it's not serious.

iramlatif
04-11-2013, 11:44 PM
He knew I wouldn't be able to watch Monte Carlo, that's why. No point in playing if I can't watch, right? :D


Apparently the problem is a thigh injury. I hope it's not serious.

would u have gone if he was playing there? R u still going to roland garros later? I hope whatever is bothering him is over soon. He loves this surface and I know he'll want to retain as many points as possible.

Sophitia36
04-12-2013, 12:25 AM
No, I wouldn't have gone to Monte Carlo, but I'm going to Japan, which is why I wouldn't have been able to watch anyway :D

I'm definitely still going to Roland Garros! I have bought my tickets already, although I haven't made any other arrangements... Some of my friends said they would like to come with me if I went, but they're not tennis fans, and when I saw the prices, I did not really dare tell them to spend so much money on tickets. I doubt they did buy tickets, but maybe they can still get some for the smaller courts.

Incidentally, as I was looking for stuff about Ferru on Google, I found this blog entry... The girl apparently thinks Ferru has "the worst hair in tennis". Well, some people probably have very bad taste or very poor eyesight ^^ (though, well... I do see what she means when she says it's "both too long and not long enough" lol - but that doesn't stop him from still having the best hair in tennis and certainly not the worst ^^)
http://thisisvalmovedto.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/reflections-on-the-open/#respond

Sophitia36
04-12-2013, 12:56 AM
Have you seen this great article about the Miami final? I like the way it's written and the way it speaks about Ferru. Nice to see something else than the usual clichés.

http://www.extremewesterngrip.com/2013/04/a-painful-experience.html

Edda
04-12-2013, 01:31 AM
Ouch, poor David! Get well soon!

Edda
04-12-2013, 01:38 AM
Great article on David! Too bad he lost that match.

Kat_YYZ
04-12-2013, 06:44 AM
David now has a street named after him in his hometown of Xabia (or Javea, whatever you prefer ^^)

Here is the link for those who understand Spanish:
http://www.sport.es/es/noticias/tenis/david-ferrer-tiene-paseo-con-nombre-localidad-natal-2357193


more photos from this event here: :)
http://www.lasprovincias.es/multimedia/fotos/comunitat-valenciana/118120-inauguracion-paseo-david-ferrer-xabia-0.html

iramlatif
04-12-2013, 07:51 AM
No, I wouldn't have gone to Monte Carlo, but I'm going to Japan, which is why I wouldn't have been able to watch anyway :D

I'm definitely still going to Roland Garros! I have bought my tickets already, although I haven't made any other arrangements... Some of my friends said they would like to come with me if I went, but they're not tennis fans, and when I saw the prices, I did not really dare tell them to spend so much money on tickets. I doubt they did buy tickets, but maybe they can still get some for the smaller courts.

Incidentally, as I was looking for stuff about Ferru on Google, I found this blog entry... The girl apparently thinks Ferru has "the worst hair in tennis". Well, some people probably have very bad taste or very poor eyesight ^^ (though, well... I do see what she means when she says it's "both too long and not long enough" lol - but that doesn't stop him from still having the best hair in tennis and certainly not the worst ^^)
http://thisisvalmovedto.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/reflections-on-the-open/#respond

it was a nice article! And I do follow extreme grip on occasion. I really hope u have a good time in Paris when u do go. Pics will be required ;) I love his hair. But tbh I liked it when it was a bit longer (just a tad more). Maybe its just me but it seems like progressively with time he also cuts it shorter??! **And most importantly have fun in Japan. I think u once wrote u had a relative who was living there? Enjoy ur trip :)

Sophitia36
04-12-2013, 09:36 AM
more photos from this event here: :)
http://www.lasprovincias.es/multimedia/fotos/comunitat-valenciana/118120-inauguracion-paseo-david-ferrer-xabia-0.html

Oh! Thank you for this, they are great.

it was a nice article! And I do follow extreme grip on occasion. I really hope u have a good time in Paris when u do go. Pics will be required ;)
Haha of COURSE I will post pics! Only a disaster such as getting my camera stolen or broken would prevent me from taking pics! Can't promise they will be good though, as you could see with my pics from Bercy, my camera is pretty crappy (or else, I'm a very bad photographer).


I love his hair. But tbh I liked it when it was a bit longer (just a tad more). Maybe its just me but it seems like progressively with time he also cuts it shorter??!
Yeah obviously it looked better when it was longer, and actually, he seemed to have less trouble keeping it out of his face ^^
I don't think it's shorter now than it was at some point last year, I think it's a bit longer and it looks better, too.

**And most importantly have fun in Japan. I think u once wrote u had a relative who was living there? Enjoy ur trip :)
Yes my brother is there, so I'm going to visit him.

Well sorry for you people who were eagerly waiting for Monte Carlo, that sucks... I knew I wouldn't be there and I would have other things on my mind, but I know I would have been very disappointed otherwise.

Seems like that thigh injury happened during the Miami final, maybe it wasn't a cramp after all.

Chris Kuerten
04-15-2013, 09:12 PM
Have fun, Sophitia!

Some good news for me and other David fans in Holland, he will defend his title at the Topshelf Open (formerly the UNICEF Open).

Sophitia36
06-11-2013, 05:04 PM
I saw an interview of David in the official Roland Garros newspaper... Sadly I lost the paper so I can only tell you what I remember. They asked him some really simple questions with simple answers.

The word he likes the most is "positive". The one he does not like, logically enough, is "pessimistic."
What he dislikes the most in people: dishonesty and hypocrisy.
His main quality: his ability to work hard and do his job well.
The most important thing in his life: his family, his friends and Javea.
His favourite fictional character: he said he did not really know but maybe Batman.
The noise he likes the most: the noise of the Central Court when it's packed.
The noise he hates the most: the sound of an ambulance.
His favourite swear word: They translated it into French but I believe that was "Puta!" :D
Does he believe in life after death? : He does not believe in God, and therefore, he believes that when he dies, nothing will happen.

Shak
06-24-2013, 02:34 AM
I interviewed David yesterday at The Wimbledon Club where he was doing some publicity. Managed to talk to him about grass court tennis and Wimbledon 2013. He's really easy to chat to, very friendly guy. Also says he's better at FIFA than Rafael Nadal!

The interview is here: http://www.livetennis.com/category/Tournaments/Live-Tennis-interview-David-Ferrer-201306230003/

Beeer
06-26-2013, 09:54 PM
I interviewed David yesterday at The Wimbledon Club where he was doing some publicity. Managed to talk to him about grass court tennis and Wimbledon 2013. He's really easy to chat to, very friendly guy. Also says he's better at FIFA than Rafael Nadal!

The interview is here: http://www.livetennis.com/category/Tournaments/Live-Tennis-interview-David-Ferrer-201306230003/

Thank you for the interview!

I'd love for David to go far in Wimbledon but I have a feeling he will lose tomorrow :( He looked a bit off yesterday and seemed to be in terrible pain after his fall.. although, he was moving quite well after it.

Kat_YYZ
07-04-2013, 04:28 AM
I guess he won't play Bastad...

After falling in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro, David Ferrer says that he needs to rest three or four weeks. The Spaniard is suffering an ankle injury, but will move to a career No.3 when the new rankings are released next week.

“I will take two weeks of holiday, sure, and I will have to treatment my ankle, because the USA season is very important for me,” he said. “I think I have never been three weeks or four weeks stop playing any tournament. So now is perfect for to rest. I am 31 years old and I need to take my time.”

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013/07/ferrer-will-rise-no-3-take-month/48219/#.UdTqQflQHtY

have a good rest, David :hug:

Chris Kuerten
07-04-2013, 09:28 AM
Really unfortunate, it was the perfect opportunity to reach his first SF at Wimbledon.

Get well soon :hug:

iramlatif
07-04-2013, 10:03 AM
I hope he doesn't need surgery or anything too serious. I mean that could set him back! Hope whatever is bothering him heals in time for Cincy and so on... t c Ferru posters. ;)

cobalt60
07-04-2013, 01:17 PM
He needs a good rest now.

RU90
08-21-2013, 12:16 AM
Ferru is in poor form heading into the U.S. Open. :unsure:

Chris Kuerten
08-21-2013, 10:04 AM
Ferru is in poor form heading into the U.S. Open. :unsure:He is adequately peaking, just like Murray and Djokovic to a lesser extent. I fully expect another QF.

RU90
09-29-2013, 03:45 AM
He is adequately peaking, just like Murray and Djokovic to a lesser extent. I fully expect another QF.

Good call! :yeah:

But Ferru is losing early in these small events in recent months. I think he is saving himself as he's getting older. :awww:

Chris Kuerten
09-29-2013, 10:49 AM
Good call! :yeah:

But Ferru is losing early in these small events in recent months. I think he is saving himself as he's getting older. :awww:It looks like it, normally he'll go on tantrums against himself when he is down in matches, but against Sousa he was quiet throughout the match.

He's also playing a lot worse than last year, obviously.

Dead Net Cord
10-31-2013, 12:33 PM
https://twitter.com/RobKoenigTennis/status/395872430620561408

Kat_YYZ
11-02-2013, 07:45 PM
"Ferru" and #Ferrer currently trending on twitter :D
Great win vs Nadal :hug:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYFdC9iCMAAXdaK.jpg:large

Chris Kuerten
11-02-2013, 08:06 PM
David won Nadal:sad: :confused:

RU90
11-02-2013, 08:20 PM
David won Nadal:sad: :confused:

What are you sad or confused about? :lol:

You should be :bounce:

Sophitia36
11-02-2013, 08:37 PM
David won Nadal:sad: :confused:

Haha you bet he did :mad::o

Sophitia36
11-02-2013, 08:38 PM
"Ferru" and #Ferrer currently trending on twitter :D
Great win vs Nadal :hug:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYFdC9iCMAAXdaK.jpg:large

GOOD! He deserves it, he was AMAZING yesterday and even more tonight!!!
:hearts:

Chris Kuerten
11-02-2013, 08:44 PM
What are you sad or confused about? :lol:

You should be :bounce:http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=107585

;)

Sophitia36
11-02-2013, 09:03 PM
RU90, if you have never come across this legendary thread before, you'll be thanking Chris for about an hour of really good laughs. One of the funniest forum threads I have ever read I believe :lol:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
11-18-2013, 12:52 AM
Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer Team Up For Exhibition Match In Peru :wavey:

Press Conference on Saturday, November 16, 2013


http://imageshack.us/a/img811/2679/inr4.jpg



http://imageshack.us/a/img708/4143/29lz.jpg



http://imageshack.us/a/img46/2024/zrm4.jpg

Nadal and Ferrer were presented a red and white Peruvian national soccer team jersey at the press conference.

Edda
11-22-2013, 01:32 AM
Congratulations to Rafa and David!

Dead Net Cord
12-22-2013, 03:19 PM
Ferrer splits from long-time coach Javier Piles

World No3 David Ferrer revealed on Sunday that he has split with his long-time coach Javier Piles and will be working with Jose Altur from the start of the 2014 season.

http://www.sport360.com/article/mubadala-championship/17812/ferrer-splits-long-time-coach-javier-piles

Chris Kuerten
12-22-2013, 03:31 PM
First of all: :eek: :sad:. So sad, you have to imagine it's still because of the aftermath of his father passing away.

Second of all: who the fuck is José Altur :lol:?

Sophitia36
12-22-2013, 03:32 PM
Ferrer splits from long-time coach Javier Piles



http://www.sport360.com/article/mubadala-championship/17812/ferrer-splits-long-time-coach-javier-piles


Thank you for this rather shocking piece of news...

It is shocking, but I cannot say I was not expecting it a little. I know Piles had family problems this year, but I still felt there was something wrong, because even considering his problems, I thought his absence at many important events was very surprising.

Of course here we cannot say much, we don't get any explanation as to why they want to stop working together, and I don't know how it will work out with the new coach.
It might actually turn out to work well. I'm not sure it's really good to stay with the same coach too long. Any thoughts, fellow Ferru fans?

emotion
12-22-2013, 03:38 PM
Shocking, but Piles seemed to move away at the end of last year anyway. I don't feel great about the split tbh.
New coach is former world #88 who played 11 Slams and never won a single match.

Chris Kuerten
12-22-2013, 03:51 PM
Thank you for this rather shocking piece of news...

It is shocking, but I cannot say I was not expecting it a little. I know Piles had family problems this year, but I still felt there was something wrong, because even considering his problems, I thought his absence at many important events was very surprising.

Of course here we cannot say much, we don't get any explanation as to why they want to stop working together, and I don't know how it will work out with the new coach.
It might actually turn out to work well. I'm not sure it's really good to stay with the same coach too long. Any thoughts, fellow Ferru fans?I think that ship has sailed when you're together for fifteen years ;) Shocking, but Piles seemed to move away at the end of last year anyway. I don't feel great about the split tbh.
New coach is former world #88 who played 11 Slams and never won a single match.Better credentials than Javier :p

Remember, David is almost 32, he doesn't need someone telling him how to play tennis. The most important thing is that he's comfortable.

Sophitia36
12-22-2013, 04:42 PM
I think that ship has sailed when you're together for fifteen years ;)

Not necessarily. You can always benefit from working with new people, at any time of your career, I believe.

Now I don't know if it was a choice, or if they had to split for reasons we don't know about.

RU90
12-22-2013, 05:56 PM
Second of all: who the fuck is José Altur :lol:?

Is he the bald-ish guy who was with Ferru in London?

LunaStar
12-22-2013, 08:16 PM
It is shocking news - it always seemed like they'd stay together until David retired. But this year has been a tough one for Javier, and it'd be understandable if he needs to spend more time with his family now.

I've not heard of his new coach before. Apparently he was a director at the TenisVal academy so at least he should be someone David knows well. It's going to be strange not seeing Javier at his matches though after all this time.

I'm not sure how this will affect his tennis. He didn't play well in the tournaments last year where Javier was missing, but that may just be coincidence rather than anything else. It'll be interesting to see how it goes - sometimes new coaches have an immediate positive effect.

Chris Kuerten
12-22-2013, 08:28 PM
Not necessarily. You can always benefit from working with new people, at any time of your career, I believe.

Now I don't know if it was a choice, or if they had to split for reasons we don't know about.I think this is more of a ''never change a winning team'' situation. You have to agree that Ferrer basically maxed out his potential, I can't imagine what another coach would've added to his repertoire. In any other era he would've been a Grand Slam winner, but unfortunately he is up against the best formation of four players of all time, preventing him to achieve that.

Having said that, I'm almost certain this is because of Javier's family situation.Is he the bald-ish guy who was with Ferru in London?http://www.losblanquillos.com/media/galeria/34/6/1/8/6/n_real_zaragoza_varios-5926816.jpeg
http://www.losblanquillos.com/media/galeria/34/7/1/8/6/t_real_zaragoza_varios-5926817.jpeg
http://www.losblanquillos.com/media/galeria/34/9/1/8/6/t_real_zaragoza_varios-5926819.jpeg

This is honestly the best I can find, what a mysterious man :lol:

Not even completely sure if it's actually him :sobbing:

Edda
12-25-2013, 01:39 AM
Such sad and shocking news.

Sophitia36
02-08-2014, 11:52 PM
David being his usual gorgeous self, and most importantly, confirming that he is indeed going to Copa Claro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTyNAcU2QA

Police Of Mind
03-01-2014, 12:46 AM
Out of IW.

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=2032867&s=ten&type=story

If he isn't fit for Miami he's in big trouble. The exact nature of the injury is unclear right now, but it's definitely in his legs which could turn into a nightmare for him.

Sophitia36
06-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Anyone knows where he's going to play next?

Dead Net Cord
06-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Anyone knows where he's going to play next?

's-Hertogenbosch

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=448801

Sophitia36
06-09-2014, 06:12 PM
's-Hertogenbosch

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=448801

Thanks! :)

I never check these entry lists... :o They're more up-to-date than his website lol!

RU90
06-09-2014, 07:22 PM
I didn't realize that Ferru's winning percentage on grass is barely lower than that on clay. :eek:

Sophitia36
06-09-2014, 09:28 PM
I didn't realize that Ferru's winning percentage on grass is barely lower than that on clay. :eek:

Yeah he's actually pretty good on grass!

And I don't know if it's still the case, but hard court used to be his best surface, I think, based on results.

Kat_YYZ
06-17-2014, 06:53 AM
S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands— Top-seeded David Ferrer withdrew from the grass-court Topshelf Open on Monday and warned he might not play at Wimbledon.

Ferrer, who lost to Rafael Nadal in last year's French Open final, withdrew without playing due to stomach problems.

''I'm not sure if I can play at Wimbledon,'' Ferrer said, adding he came down with flu after Roland Garros. ''I'm going to talk with my doctor in Valencia tomorrow and see. It's been 10 days now and that's just too long for this problem.''

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/06/tursunov-wins-ferrer-withdraws-rosmalen/51778/#.U5_Xa_ldXtY

oh no, what's wrong with David? :sad:

Mae
06-19-2014, 01:09 PM
oh no, what's wrong with David? :sad:

I heard a tennis commentator say he was out of the current Tournament due to a viral infection.

RU90
06-19-2014, 07:14 PM
I heard a tennis commentator say he was out of the current Tournament due to a viral infection.

Ferru said he'll be fine for Wimbledon.

Kat_YYZ
06-19-2014, 11:25 PM
Ferru said he'll be fine for Wimbledon.

oh... Good! :D

LunaStar
09-17-2014, 04:48 PM
In this interview David says he split from José Altur after the USO:

http://www.marca.com/2014/09/17/tenis/1410957231.html?cid=SMBOSO34503&s_kw

I wonder who his next coach will be? I know Javier Piles coaches RBA now, but perhaps he and David could reunite - probably unlikely though.

Sophitia36
09-17-2014, 05:43 PM
In this interview David says he split from José Altur after the USO:

http://www.marca.com/2014/09/17/tenis/1410957231.html?cid=SMBOSO34503&s_kw

I wonder who his next coach will be? I know Javier Piles coaches RBA now, but perhaps he and David could reunite - probably unlikely though.

I don't know. I was hoping changing his coach would be a good thing, but as it turned out, not really... He also mentioned personal problems, I don't know what they can be.

I thought Piles had initially stopped working with him because he had personal problems himself, so maybe he would come back now, but I also think it's unlikely.

Chris Kuerten
09-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Muster :cool:

Chris Kuerten
09-25-2014, 08:18 PM
http://www.shenzhenopen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/%E8%B4%B9%E9%9B%B7%E5%B0%94%E6%96%B0%E9%97%BB%E5%8 F%91%E5%B8%83%E4%BC%9A-2-1024x650.jpg

Q. This is only Troicki’s second ATP tournament since his return. Did you expect him to play so well today?

A:I think he’s a good player. He was suspend one year and he’s coming back and he did very good. It was not easy. It was two or three weeks without playing one tournament and maybe it wasn’t my best match. But anyway, he deserve the win.

Q. In the last few years, you’ve been known for your consistency. How hard is that to maintain year after year?

A:It’s okay. I am seven in the race [to London]. So it’s okay, no? There are a lot of good players, so it’s difficult to stand there in the top 10.

Q: I knew that you love collecting books in your free time and you have collected many books that you love. Have you collected some books about China and how do you feel about books about China?

A:I don’t know. I never read one book about China.

Q: Are you going to attend the tournament in Shanghai and also the China Open and as for the result of the race today, how do you plan to face the race in the future?

A:I lost. I’m going to be focused for my next tournament in Tokyo. I will see. I know I have to improve my game. I will try.

Q. Spain had a disappointing Davis Cup result. Now, an appointment of a female coach, Gala Leon Garcia. What do you think of all that’s happened?

A:That’s a surprise for everybody. Not because she’s a female, not at all. It’s a surprise because it was very early, you know. The Spanish Federation don’t talk with the players, not yet, but I have got my respect about that. It’s one decision from the Spanish Federation and nothing else.

Q. You didn’t play Davis Cup and some people were critical of that. How hard is it to balance your schedule for what’s good for you versus what your fans or others might want?

A:Of course, it was disappointing for everybody because we are in second [tier] but in this moment, I have my problems [smiles]… and I will have to make a decision about myself, about my tennis and my next tournament. The Davis Cup is past at this moment and next year, I will see, no? But I can’t explain to you about the next year, because I am only thinking in this moment about my end of season.

http://www.shenzhenopen.com/?p=2971&lang=enIf anyone was trying to think of a birthday gift for him: a book about China.

Sophitia36
09-26-2014, 04:31 PM
If anyone was trying to think of a birthday gift for him: a book about China.

Or a book about how to find a good coach... Poor Ferru.

Kat_YYZ
09-29-2014, 09:41 AM
:sobbing:

LunaStar
09-29-2014, 10:59 AM
:sad: Sad to see him struggle like this. He just seems to have lost all self-belief at the moment. I guess splitting from his coach after the USO didn't help.

Hope things improve for him soon. Last year was similar (though he did win a few matches in Asia) and he went on to have a great indoor season. Perhaps his new coach will be in place by then?

Mae
09-29-2014, 11:13 AM
Why did David split from his coach? I believe that David actually did the splitting :unsure:

LunaStar
10-02-2014, 05:11 PM
^It was a mutual thing between David and Javier apparently, at least that's what David has been saying in interviews. I don't think we'll ever know for sure what happened though.

In this article from El Pais (http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2014/09/29/actualidad/1412010633_079053.html), there's an email snippet from David about his split with José Altur (here via Google translate):

"[The breakup] was purely professional, as our relationship has been personally very correct," says by e-mail and the Valencia player from Asia, who in January gave 15 years of finalized items related to Javier Piles, man that he chiseled a child and now trains Roberto Bautista, the world number 17. "He planned another project face next year and then, after the US Open, I decided it was time to leave, because it made no sense to me or to José continue until year end. Just to thank you for your help this year, "continues the world number seven. "I'll finish the year with the help of my brother Javier and my physio Rafa. By year's end I will decide who will face my new coach for 2015."

The article also says that there was some tension in the team around the time of the US Open. His physical trainer, David Andrés has also left the team. It's not surprising he's struggling to focus in his matches right now - a lot of change to adapt to.

Chris Kuerten
10-02-2014, 05:57 PM
How dare these peasants create unrest in the world of our light and savior.

Mae
10-20-2014, 03:38 AM
^It was a mutual thing between David and Javier apparently, at least that's what David has been saying in interviews. I don't think we'll ever know for sure what happened though.

In this article from El Pais (http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2014/09/29/actualidad/1412010633_079053.html), there's an email snippet from David about his split with José Altur (here via Google translate):



The article also says that there was some tension in the team around the time of the US Open. His physical trainer, David Andrés has also left the team. It's not surprising he's struggling to focus in his matches right now - a lot of change to adapt to.

He does need some stability right now that is for sure!

Kat_YYZ
12-16-2014, 05:27 AM
new blog about David :)
http://aboutdavidferrer.weebly.com/

LunaStar
12-23-2014, 01:02 PM
new blog about David :)
http://aboutdavidferrer.weebly.com/

Thanks for the link Kat. The new blog looks really good, nice to have a fansite about David. :)