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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Originally Posted by Chris Kuerten
He will never win another title above 500 level
This comment was made right after Federer's loss to Tsonga in Toronto final. One week later, Federer won Cincinnati Masters, beating in the final Chris Kuerten's favorite player for the 16th time in 16 meetings.
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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Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.