Player Profiles

(7) David Ferrer

  • DOB: 02/04/1982
  • Nationality: ESP
  • Became Pro: 2000
  • Height: 1.75
Ferrer: Consistent if unspectacular

Player Profile

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

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