(7) David Ferrer
- DOB: 02/04/1982
- Nationality: ESP
- Became Pro: 2000
- Height: 1.75
There is no doubt that the Spanish veteran's world ranking of seven is more a product of consistent results on the ATP Tour than strong performances in any of the Grand Slams.
In fact, the 28-year-old has not gone past the fourth round of a Slam in his last 10 attempts.
His best effort at one of the major tournaments was a semi-final appearance at the US Open in 2007, a year in which he was also runner-up at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Ferrer is generally known as a claycourt specialist with reliable groundstrokes but has also shown a pedigree for hardcourts, winning indoors in Valencia towards the end of last season.
Despite his high ranking, Ferrer is a huge outsider for the Australian Open, being way down on most bookmakers' lists, so he will be out to prove that he can produce in the Grand Slams.
Ten-year Grand Slam History