Found an interview with David in Italian - http://ubitennis.quotidianonet.ilsol...o_ferrer.shtml
Here's the rough translation:
New Ferrer: 'I'm happy'
'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?
] 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?
] 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.