Player Profiles

(9) David Ferrer

  • DOB: 02/04/1982
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Became Pro: 2000
  • Height: 1.75
Ferrer - clay specialist.

Player Profile

Like so many Spanish players, Ferrer will be heading onto the Wimbledon grass with some trepidation.

The former world number four has never excelled on this surface, having been brought up on the much slower clay.

Ferrer impressed on the red dirt this season, winning plenty of matches and a title in Acapulco. However, when it came to the big one, the French Open, Ferrer disappointed and went out in round three.

Only once has the 28-year-old gone beyond the third round in SW19 so don't expect too much of him here.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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Australian Open SFR2R3QFR4R4R1R2R1-
French Open -R3R3QFR3R3QFR2R2-
Wimbledon --R3R3R2R4R1R2R2-
US Open -R4R2R3SFR3R3R1R1-

More Profiles

Federer: Grasscourt king Nadal: Imperious form Djokovic: Not fancied Murray - lacking confidence. Roddick - 2009 runner-up. Soderling - dark horse. Davydenko - poor on grass. Verdasco - serial fourth-rounder. Ferrer - clay specialist. Tsonga - injury problem. Cilic - Australian Open semi-finalist. Berdych - semi-finalist at Roland Garros. Youzhny - high on confidence. Ferrero - former world number one. Hewitt - winner in 2002. Melzer - former junior champion.

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