OMG, I'm new here, and I can't believe I'm reading this in 2012 and this post was started in 2007!
I had seen the nickname "Pics" quite often for Ferrer and couldn't find any rational explanation for it... so I Googled it, and what do I find... this amazing thread!
Thank you so much to the OP and the people for started the legend, this thread absolutely made my day! I don't remember laughing so much at a forum thread for a long, long time!
I'm SO going to call David "Pics" now! , er sorry,
Ruben Ramirez was in a hotel in Rio Preto Brasil last year when his doubles partner Ferreiro decided to go see the night in the city. He opened his arms widely and said: que pasa man? we have match tomorrow.
“Some players say to me, ‘Why are you still playing?’ ” Ramirez Hidalgo said. “I still play because tennis is my life. Tennis gives me everything, more than I dreamed when I was young.”