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Old 10-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default What Makes Ferrer so Tough?

Contrary to many critics here at MTF, David Ferrer has had a nice career in professional tennis. He is approaching 600 career wins and has made it up to number 3 in the world (2013). So what makes Ferrer such a tough opponent? He is rather small (he is probably not even 5 foot 9 as listed in his official bio), but he is also quick and able to get many balls that other players could not reach. He also seems to have an incredible work ethic, never giving up on any point. How is his serve? It seems serviceable but not spectacular. His groundstrokes are crisp and precise from both the forehand and backhand sides. All in all, a solid player who probably will never win a slam. Oh well. With the likes of Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray around during his heyday, his chances are limited.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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A jawline that's out of this world..

Pics is mentally tougher than people give him credit for, to go along with the relentless consistency and fighting ability. It's kind of a Spanish trait when you look at Robredo and Nadal.
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Discipline from his youngest years.
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Endless stamina and lucky draws.
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Nothing. 16-0.
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He has the attitude of a boxer on court. Willing to play as long as possible and exchange as many blows as possible.
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He wouldn't win a slam in any era.
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Fantastic footwork. The best footwork in top10.
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A jawline that's out of this world..

Pics is mentally tougher than people give him credit for, to go along with the relentless consistency and fighting ability. It's kind of a Spanish trait when you look at Robredo and Nadal.
I think you are mistaking mental toughness with dogged persistence

I love Ferrer and he is a great player, but mentality has never been one of his stronger suits. he folds under big pressure. however, he is insanely consistent and reliable. obviously that's never been enough in the biggest occasions

he's definitely unique in having such an illustrious career on the the very brink of being at the top of the game. I am not sure I can think of another pro who so consistently stayed within the top 5 or so but never managed to win a slam or break entirely up there. plenty of good players have made it TO the top 5, but generally they do not stay there for such a big portion of their career like David has

and as to what makes him so mentally tough- I don't know you'd have to ask him
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All that choking he does.
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He has constructed a solid base for his game that relies on stamina, speed, and high-percentage consistency.
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